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Best Student Paper Competition

WHEN: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
WHERE: ASME 2021 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems

DEADLINE: July 9, 2021

The ASME Aerospace Division, Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Branch is organizing the Best Student Paper Competition as part of the virtual ASME 2021 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS). Submissions will be reviewed and scored by a committee of smart materials and structures experts. The finalists and the winner of the competition will be selected based on the overall rankings of the papers. Finalists are required to present their papers at a regular conference session and must participate in a special exhibit session. During the live special exhibit session, finalists will present a 1-slide quad chart explaining the nature of their project. All finalists will be honored during the Pioneer Banquet. Certificates and monetary awards will be presented to the top selected finalists.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. A full-length paper must be officially submitted via the web according to conference guidelines and accepted.
  2. While other authors may be listed on the paper, the student must have contributed the majority of the effort presented and in the writing of the paper.
  3. E-mail your paper as a PDF file to the contest chair, Prof. Giovanni Berselli, University of Genova by the deadline (07/09/2021), with "2021 SMASIS Student Paper Competition" in the subject line. Please also attach the notification of paper acceptance as well as list the paper tracking number in the email. Each student can only enter one paper in this competition.
  4. The student author must commit to attending the conference and presenting their paper at their regular assigned conference session and a special

Important Dates

For abstract and paper submission, all general deadlines posted in the ASME-SMASIS 2021 publication schedule apply.

Additional important dates related to the Best Student Paper Competition are:

July 9, 2021: Submission of a PDF file to contest chair via e-mail
August 15, 2021: Notification of selected finalists
September 14, 2021: Presentations made by finalists in SMASIS conference special exhibit
September 15, 2021: Finalists and Winner announced at the Pioneer Banquet

Evaluation Criteria

The submitted papers will need to explicitly demonstrate a connection to smart materials, adaptive structures, and integrated systems, and advance the state-of-the-art. Finalists will be judged solely on the paper, and will include criteria such as:

  • Relevance to smart materials, adaptive structures and integrated systems
  • Significance and impact of work
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Completeness and quality of work presented
  • Clarity of the writing and presentation

Any additional questions about the SMASIS Best Student Paper Competition can be addressed to:

Giovanni Berselli (Chair)
Università di Genova, Italy

Amin Bibo (Co-chair)
Clemson University, USA