Student Competitions

Student competitions are being offered as part of the EMI/PMC 2012 conference in the areas below (click on the tab for more information). Questions should be directed to the relevant committee contacts listed below. Eligibility requirements for these three competitions are as follows:

  1. Entrants to the competition must be students at the time of the EMI/PMC 2012 conference
  2. Entrants must be co-authors of the abstract being entered into the competition and must attend and present the work at EMI/PMC 2012
  3. Entrants must submit their abstracts through the conference paper management system in accordance with the conference deadlines
  4. Abstract being entered into the competition must have been accepted to the conference and comply with the scope described in the respective competition (see tabs below)
  5. Abstract must be entered into the competition following the procedures described in the respective competition (see tabs below)

  • SHM & Control Paper Competition
  • Experimental Analysis & Instrumentation Poster Competition
  • Probabilistic Methods Paper Competition
  • Computational Mechanics Poster Competition

The Structural Health Monitoring & Control (SHMC) Committee will hold a student paper competition, and invites students attending the meeting to participate. The paper submission must be in the thematic areas of structural health monitoring or structural control. In order to be considered, students must submit a full paper through Notre Dame's Conference Paper Management System by April 15, 2012. The participant must be the principal author of the paper and must attend the conference to present the paper as part of the regular conference program. Finalists will be selected by a special committee of judges and will present their papers in a special conference session devoted to the competition. Following this session, winners will be selected and prizes awarded.

To enter the competition, participants should send their accepted abstracts by email to the competition organizer by April 15 2012.


Organizer: Jeff Scruggs, University of Michigan

The Experimental Analysis & Instrumentation Committee will organize a student poster competition on the subject: Innovative Experimental Methods in Damage Detection and Wind Engineering. This competition will focus on the state-of-the-art experimental methods in the field of "damage detection of civil infrastructure" and "wind engineering". This includes, but is not limited to, application of sensor technologies in these fields. Any research activity involving sensor technology and innovative methods in wind engineering as well as health monitoring of civil infrastructure including buildings, bridges, dams, etc. is within the scope of this competition. Students with abstracts in these thematic areas that are accepted to the conference are eligible to compete. Students must express their intent to enter the competition by sending their accepted abstract to the organizers by April 1, 2012.

To be eligible, students are required to submit an electronic version of their poster to the organizers by June 13, 2012. Finalists will present their paper in their regular conference session in addition to participating in the poster session. Note that students are expected to prepare a hard copy of the poster for the competition.


Organizers: Suren Chen, Colorado State University & Asad Esmaeily, Kansas State University

 

The Probabilistic Methods Committee of ASCE/EMI is please to announce the third annual Student Paper Competition in Probabilistic Methods.  The competition is open to any student author of a paper applying probabilistic methods to problems in engineering mechanics. Students whose abstracts in this thematic area are accepted to the conference are eligible to compete. In order to be considered, students must submit a full paper through Notre Dame's Conference Paper Management System by April 15, 2012. A paper that conforms to all requirements for inclusion in the conference proceedings will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges. The top five papers will be selected for presentation in a special session at the conference after which up to three winners will be selected for receipt of a cash prize and a certificate. Interested students should contact Prof. Sanjay Arwade (arwade@ecs.umass.edu) to express their intent at the time they submit their abstracts to the conference. After the abstract is accepted to the conference, students should email a PDF of their final paper to Prof. Sanjay Arwade (arwade@ecs.umass.edu) no later than April 15, 2012.


Competition Organizer: Sanjay Arwade, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Computational Mechanics Committee is pleased to announce a student poster paper competition in the general theme of New Trends and Applications in Computational Mechanics and Engineering Sciences. The competition will be held during the EMI/PMC 2012 conference in June 2012 at the University of Notre Dame.

Eligibility: Any student in good standing is eligible to participate in this competition. Students, whose abstracts in this area have been accepted for presentation at the EMI/PMC 2012 conference, are eligible to apply for this poster competition.

Process and Dates:

1. Students must express their intent to enter the competition by sending their accepted abstract to the competition organizers by April 1, 2012.

2. Abstracts will be screened and eligible participants, based on appropriateness, will be notified by April 20, 2012.

3. To be eligible, students are required to submit an electronic version of their poster to the organizers by June 10, 2012.

4. Eligible students will participate in the poster session and be judged by a panel of expert judges. Regular conference presentations will be in addition to this. Note that students are expected to prepare a hard copy of the poster for the competition.

Award: Up to three winners will be selected for receipt of a cash prize and a certificate


Organizers: Professor Somnath Ghosh, Chair of Computational Mechanics Committee and Professor Loukas F. Kallivokas Vice-Chair of Computational Mechanics Committee.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to submit an abstract through the conference paper management system to enter these three student competitions?
Yes. For the above three competitions all students must submit an abstract through the conference paper management system in accordance with conference deadlines and have it accepted to be eligible.
How do I enter a student competition?
Follow the instructions on the relevant tab above. Entrance to each competition is handled by email correspondence with the competition organizers.
Do I need to write a full paper?
The above two paper competitions require a full paper to be uploaded into the conference paper management system by APRIL 15, 2012. The poster competition does not require a full paper.

Student Awards

Additionally the Biomechanics committee is please to announce the 2nd Y.C. Fung Student Paper Award. The presentation component of the competition for this award will be held at Notre Dame during the EMI/PMC 2012 conference, but participants in this competition are not required to participate in the EMI/PMC 2012.

  • 2nd Y.C Fung Student Paper Award on Biomechanics and Biophysics

The Biomechanics committee is please to announce the 2nd Fung Student paper competition/award. Submissions are invited in all areas of biomechanics, biophysics and biomateriomics, including DNA and protein mechanics, cellular and molecular mechanics, as well as organ and tissue mechanics,  covering all scales from nano to macro. Application areas broadly range from understanding biological systems and mechanisms, the design of biologically inspired structures and materials, to medical applications, biomaterials and regenerative medicine. Submissions in experimental, computational and theoretical approaches or combinations thereof are encouraged. This student award recognizes excellence in research among graduate students to engage a new generation of biomechanics researchers.  The competition consists of two phases:  (1) By April 1, 2012, submit a 7-page research paper to Professor Shaofan Li (shaofan@berkeley.edu). Format: 12 pt font Times New Roman, 1” margins, page limit including figures and references. (2) By May 1, 2012 candidates will receive a decision about invitation as finalist and oral presentation. Finalists will deliver an oral presentation at EMI 2012 in a special award session. The award winner will be selected based on the evaluation of the 7-page paper and the performance during the oral presentation at EMI 2012. The competition is open to students in all academic disciplines and countries. The work described in the 7-page research paper can also be presented at another symposium at EMI 2012, but it is not required for this competition. Nevertheless, it is encouraged that all participants also present a regular paper at the conference. All participants selected for the special award session are responsible for their own travel expenses and meeting registration fees.

For more information please follow the link.


Organizer: Shaofan Li, University of California at Berkeley