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2011 Student Contest

Annual IEEE Orange County Section

Student Design Contest

IEEE Orange County

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Sponsored By:

Western Digital


Engineering & Computer Science Students:

IEEE Orange County Section cordially invites you to participate in its 2011 Student Design Contest (SDC)!  The Contest will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at the 9th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference Exhibit, at the Radisson Hotel Newport Beach.

The SDC provides an outstanding forum in which graduate and undergraduate students’ efforts can be shared with an audience of academic and industrial technical experts.

SDC Project Proposal:

The Student Design Contest is designed to encourage engineering and computer science undergraduates and graduates students to work on a new project and present their work at the 9th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference Exhibit to a group of judges from industry and academia.

Each project will be judged based on its overall
complexity, originality, and completion of the work.

The Design Projects Could Be In…

Hardware Design
Software Design
Analog Design
Digital Design
EDA Tools
Chip Design / SoC
Embedded platforms
Graphics Sub-system
Software Algorithms
FPGA-Based Design
Embedded Systems
Design Methodologies
Detailed Technology Analysis/Research
Memory Design
I/O Sub-systems
Web-Related Projects
And Similar Topics…

“Wild & Crazy” Design Projects Are Also Welcomed!

We Look Forward To Hearing From You.

Don’t Miss Out!

An Excellent Opportunity To Network & Promote Your Engineering Talent & Expertise!

Dates to Remember:


Wednesday, October 12, 2011: Deadline for submission of Design Contest Proposal/Abstract (1-2 paragraphs in MS Word) and your biography.

Submit to:


Friday, October 28, 2011: Deadline for submission of Final Report (in MS Word or PowerPoint).

Submit to:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: Projects will be reviewed and winner will be announced at the 9th International SoC Conference Exhibit reception starting at 5:00 PM, at the Radisson Hotel Newport Beach.


The first 30 students that submit their FINAL report/papers will receive a Western Digital Passport Hard Drive!  You must be at the event on Nov 2, to receive your WD Hard Drive.  No Exceptions!

First Prize: $500.00

Second Prize: $300.00

Third Prize: $200.00

All participating students (who have submitted their Final Report) will receive a 2-Day Conference pass.
Names and pictures of the winners will be displayed on the SoC Conference and IEEE OC Section websites.

Contest Rules:

Final Format Must be in MS Word or PowerPoint.
Poster size: 24×36 (or slightly larger).
Poster Presentation: Wed, Nov 2.
Students must be at the SoC Conference Exhibit Room for poster setup & to discuss their projects with the judges at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 2.
Check the website for updates.
*SDC Program is subject to change.  Savant Company Inc. and the SoC Conference Organizing Committee reserve the right to revise or modify the above program at its sole discretion. Please visit the SoC Conference website for updates and changes.


Please send your questions to:

Student Design Contest Judges

IGN Entertainment & GameSpy

Russell Hunter, Senior Software Engineer

Orange County Section Treasurer IEEE


Professor, Nader Bagherzadeh, UCI, EECS.


Western Digital Corporation

Bill Boyle, Director, Systems Architecture


Dr. David Cheng, Tenured Full Professor, EE Department, CSU Fullerton.


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