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Rudy Scavuzzo Student Paper Symposium and 27th Annual PVPD Student Paper Competition

Engineering and Physical Sciences Students Win Prizes in the Student Paper Competition

The Senate of Past Chairs of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Division (PVPD) will sponsor the Rudy Scavuzzo Student Paper Symposium and 27th Annual PVPD Student Paper Competition at the 2019 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas. Technical papers, authored by graduate and undergraduate students, are invited in all areas relevant to the PVPD Technical Committees. Judging and awards will be divided into Ph.D. and BS/MS Levels. The PVPD Technical Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fracture & Fatigue
  • High Temperature & Creep
  • Nondestructive Examination (NDE)
  • Computational Techniques
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
  • Damage & Failure
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Seismic Engineering & Vibrations
  • System, Component Design & Analysis
  • Ceramics for High Temperatures
  • Flanges & Bolted Joints
  • Polymer and Composite Pipes
  • Operations & Maintenance

Rules, Procedures and Awards

  1. Students registered at an accredited college or university, either as graduate or undergraduate students, are eligible to submit papers. While co-authorship with other students and faculty advisers is permitted, a lead student author must be identified for communication and presentation purposes. No more than one lead author and two co-authors (for a total of three authors, including faculty advisor(s)), is permitted to appear on the abstract, final paper, and on the presentation materials.
  1. A 150–200 word abstract must be submitted by the lead author.
  1. Abstracts should be submitted to the PVP 2019 Conference Web tool at http://www.asmeconferences.org/PVP2019/Author/NewAbstraccfm. Typically, two Student Paper Symposium & Competition topics (one each for Ph.D. and BS/MS) are contained within each of the PVPD Technical Committee tracks. Your abstract should be entered into one of the Student Paper Symposium & Competition topics. Only papers submitted directly to the Student Paper Symposium & Competition topics are eligible for the Student Paper Competition. Papers submitted to non-student technical topics WILL NOT be eligible for the Student Paper Competition. After paper selection is completed, all the selected papers will be moved to the Student Paper Competition (SPC) track by the organizers.DO NOT submit the abstract to the SPC track directly.
  1. Each student author must be identified as a Ph., MS or BS student in the abstract. The lead student author of papers in the Ph.D. category must provide verification that they were a registered student in an accredited Ph.D. program in their graduate studies within six months of the acceptance of the final paper for the competition. The lead student author of papers in the BS/MS category must provide verification that they were a registered student in an accredited BS or MS program in their undergraduate or graduate studies within six months of the acceptance of the final paper for the competition. Papers must reflect work performed during the course of their undergraduate or graduate studies. Upon acceptance of the abstract, a draft paper, which will be reviewed in accordance with ASME peer review procedures, must be submitted. Comments from the reviewers will be forwarded to the lead author.
  1. Draft papers that meet the acceptance criteria will be invited for full paper submission. The final paper must be written in accordance with the ASME Publication Guidelines, and all reviewers’ comments must be resolved.
  1. Dates for the competition are listed below and posted online. Abstracts or draft papers that are not submitted on or before the deadlines will be removed from the competition.
  1. On or about April 29, 2019, the Senate review committee will identify a total of 16 student papers selected as finalists for the competition from the two separate categories — 8 at the PD. level and 8 at the BS/MS level. Another total of 16 student papers — 8 at the Ph.D. level and 8 at the BS/MS level, will be selected for the Symposium as honorable mentions. Thus, a maximum of 32 student papers comprise the total of the combined competition and symposium papers. Only accepted final papers will be considered for participation in the symposium/competition. Accepted final papers from finalists and honorable mentions will be published in an appropriate conference publication, and will be invited for presentation. Accepted final student papers not selected for the symposium/competition will be returned to, and may be presented during, the regular Conference sessions.
  1. For each of the PD. and BS/MS categories, only one participating paper may be selected for the Symposium & Competition from any participating academic institution.
  1. Finalists from previous Conferences may only be re-selected as finalists in a different category, i.e., BS/MS to PD.
  1. The lead student author MUST present the paper in one of the Student Paper Symposium or Competition sessions at the Conference to be eligible for the awards, competition prizes and certificates.
  1. All finalist papers will be judged using multiple criteria based on written technical content and presentation effectiveness. The Student Paper Competition Judges will select, at their discretion, in each category (Ph. and BS/MS), one Outstanding Student Paper, one First Runner-Up Student Paper, and one Second Runner-Up Student Paper.
  1. Each lead author of a finalist or honorable mention student paper is required to participate in a poster display during the Conference-Wide Reception on Monday of the PVP Conference. The poster display is not a judged portion of the student paper competition; rather, it is a well-received addition to the Conference-Wide Reception and provides the student authors an opportunity to meet and network with Conference attendees and for the students to discuss their work in an informal, social settin
  1. Monetary awards will only be awarded for one paper in each category (PD. and BS/MS) from any one participating academic institution. Likewise, an individual lead author may only receive monetary awards for one individual paper.
  1. Each lead student author of the finalist papers will receive a PVP Certificate of Recognition, or a Special Certificate for the winning papers. In addition, in each category (i., Ph.D. and BS/MS), $1,200 will be awarded to the presenting author of the Outstanding Student Paper; $1,000 will be awarded to the lead author of the First Runner-Up Student Paper, and $800 will be awarded to the lead author of the Second Runner-Up Student Paper.
  1. Each lead student author of the honorable mention papers will receive a PVP Certificate of Recognition. In addition, in each honorable mention category (i., Ph.D. and BS/MS), $800 will be awarded to the best presenting author.
  1. A one year FREE membership in ASME and access to the electronic Conference Proceedings will be provided to all Student Paper Symposium & Competition student authors and student co-authors registered for and attending the Conferenc
  1. Student Paper Symposium attendees are invited to attend the Conference-Wide Reception on Monday, July 15, 2019, and the PVP Honors and Awards Gala on Wednesday, July 17, 20
  1. All student authors and student co-authors must make their own arrangements for travel and hotel accommodations.
  1. Each student author and student co-author is responsible for their expenses to attend the Conferenc Monetary allowances to cover travel and other related expenses will NOT be provided.
  1. Student authors must register for the Conference and attend the Honors and Awards Gala where the winners will be announced and presented with their awards.

Competition Contacts

Douglas A. Scarth
Kinectrics Inc.
800 Kipling Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, M8Z 5G5, Canada
Phone/Fax: 416-207-6000, ext 6383 / 416-207-6532
Email: doug.scarth@kinectrics.com

Maher Y.A. Younan
The American University in Cairo
Mechanical Engineering Dept.
P.O. 74, New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt 11835
Phone/Fax: +20.2.2615.3062/ +20.2.2795.7565
Email: myounan@aucegypt.edu

Deadlines and Other Key Dates

November 5, 2018 — Submit via ASME Web Tool a 150–200 Word Abstract of the Proposed Paper

November 26, 2018 — Receive notification of Abstract Acceptance

February 04, 2019 — Submit via ASME Web Tool the Full-Length Draft Paper for Review

March 04, 2019 — Paper Review Complete and/or Acceptance Notification

April 01, 2019 — Submit via ASME Web Tool the Copyright Agreement Form

April 08, 2019 — Submit via ASME Web Tool Final Paper for Publication

April 30, 2019 — Selection of the finalists

July15–16, 2019 — Present Paper at the PVP 2019 Conference SPC Technical Sessions

July 17, 2019 — Attend the PVP Conference Honors and Awards Gala