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IMECE Best Student Paper Competitions

Calling all students and young engineer authors: Best paper competitions at IMECE 2022. Contest descriptions and eligibility are below.

The ASME Fluids Engineering Division (FED) is again sponsoring the Young Engineer Paper (YEP) Contest for the ASME 2022 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE).

To be eligible for this contest, entries may be received by undergraduate students, recent baccalaureate engineers (i.e., graduation after April 2021), and beginning graduate students (i.e. start of graduate studies after April 2021). Joint authorship with other students or the student’s faculty advisor is acceptable. The advisors, however, must provide a statement confirming that the work reported in the paper is solely that of the student (and eligible student co-authors collaborating), and that the paper is strictly drafted by the students (presenting author is first author on the paper).

Contest participants should submit an abstract (maximum of 400 words) describing their research paper, which should have its major focus on a fluids engineering topic. This paper could be the result of a project completed either at a university or in industry. Based on the abstract, contestants will be invited to submit a full-length (approximately 6,000- word) paper following ASME publication guidelines. These papers will be formally reviewed by the FED Young Engineer Paper Contest Committee, according to criteria including technical merit, paper quality, and adherence to YEP Contest entry requirements. The authors of up to five of the best papers will be selected as finalists. Based on the recommendations of the reviewing committee, selected finalists will have an opportunity to revise their papers prior to final submission; however, finalist selection will be based on the original full paper submission. The revised finalized papers, incorporating reviewers’ comments and recommendations, will then be published in the conference proceedings after the papers have been presented at the conference.

Authors of papers selected as finalists will be invited to present their papers at a special session held at IMECE where final judging and selection will be made for the following awards: First Place: $500, Second Place: $300, Third Place: $200, and Honorable Mentions: $100 for being selected as a finalist and presenting their paper. In addition, conference registration will be waived for ONE presenting author for each finalist paper, and travel expenses up to $750 will be provided to the presenting author to help defray costs of attending IMECE 2022 in-person. All finalist papers will receive certificates acknowledging the First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention award winners.

Publication Schedule (Deadlines)

Submission of Abstract
March 22, 2022

Author Notification of Abstract Acceptance
March 29, 2022

Submission of Full-Length Paper
April 27, 2022

Reviews Completed
June 1, 2022

Full-Length Paper Acceptance/Rejection Notification & Copyright Process Opens
June 15, 22
(NOTE: YEP Contest Finalist Selection/Acceptance is based on Original Full Paper Submission: April 27, 2022)

Revised Paper Submission (Only if Author is Required to Submit Revised Paper)
June 29, 2022

Revised Paper Acceptance/Rejection Notification
July 6, 2022

Copyright Agreement Submission
July 31, 2022

Final Paper Submission
August 3, 2022

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