SHPE would like to invite all graduate and undergraduate students to submit technical paper abstracts for consideration to the SHPE 2011 Student Technical Paper Competition.
Must be a SHPE Member.
Must be a graduate or undergraduate student.
The topic of the technical paper must be related to the technical fields of engineering and science.
OVERVIEW OF TECHNICAL PAPER COMPETITION
- Technical paper submissions must be submitted by September 16, 2011 via email to
- Participants will be notified of acceptance of abstract by September 23, 2011.
- Selected participants must complete and submit their final technical papers by October 14, 2011.
- A panel of professionals will judge the technical papers and presentations and make final decisions on the winners.
- The undergraduate participants will also be included in the activities for the SHPE Foundation Grad Lab. For more information contact Professor Erica L. Corral at
- The graduate participants will also be included in the activities for the SHPE Foundation Graduate Institute. For more information contact Professor Erica L. Corral at
Abstracts and technical papers will be reviewed and judged by a committee on the basis of the following criteria:
- Social impact
Notes: It is the author's responsibility to obtain all requisite permissions to release the information presented in the technical paper. Papers presented at this conference must not be classified.
Monetary awards will be presented to the first, second, and third-prize winners in each category at the conference.
All technical paper finalists selected to participate in the competition will receive a COMPLIMENTARY conference registration fee and a travel stipend to cover their airfare.
- All abstracts are limited to one 8.5 x 11 inch (letter-size) page.
- Minimum font is 10-point.
The abstract must include the following:
- Title of paper
- Name (underlined), affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address of presenting author.
- Names and affiliations of co-authors.
- Main text of abstract
In addition to the abstract, a high-resolution picture of the submitting author must be included with the email. The picture should be a minimum of 300 dpi with 4×3 inch dimensions. The abstract submission will not be accepted if this picture does not meet the size and dimension requirements.
GENERAL NOTES ON THE TECHNICAL PAPER:
The technical papers should be emailed in PDF format to Professor Erica L. Corral (
) on or before October 14, 2011, only if the abstract was selected to participate in the competition. No late submissions will be considered for the competition. If your paper is received late, you will be allowed to present at the conference during your assigned presentation time, but you will not be eligible for the competition.
Format of the paper:
- 5-page maximum in length (including figures, tables, references, etc…)
- Minimum of 10-point font
- Single-spaced or double-spaced
- 1-inch margins on all sides
- Title should appear centered at the very top of the first page
- Authors' names should appear centered below the title
- Address should appear centered below the authors' names
- Skip one line
- The word "Abstract" should appear centered on the page
- Skip one line
- The text of the abstract should be no more than 300 words in length
- Skip one line
- The first section of your paper, after the abstract, should be the Introduction. The word "Introduction" should be centered on the page, using bold 12-point font. Subsequent sections of the paper should be formatted the same way.
- All figures should contain captions at the bottom of the figure using Arabic numerals (Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, etc …)
- All tables should contain captions at the top of the table using Roman numerals (Table I, Table II, Table III, etc…)
GENERAL NOTES ON THE PRESENTATION:
You may bring your own laptop, as there will be an LCD projector in the room.
If you do not have a laptop, bring a CD (no floppy disks) with your presentation in PowerPoint. There will be no other audiovisual equipment provided. If you have any special needs contact Professor Erica L. Corral (
There will be three or four judges in the room, so if you plan to bring additional materials for demonstration, bring enough for all the judges.
The presentations will be scheduled for 15 minutes, with five additional minutes for questions. Time limits will be strictly enforced.
Prof. Erica L. Corral
University of Arizona