Section Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Ian Spatz and Noah Nelson for placing first and second in our annual paper competition!

1st place – Ian Spatz, University of Arkansas Fayetteville:  “Precision Agriculture and Counterfeit Detection Applications of Multispectral Imaging”

2nd place – Noah Nelson, University of Arkansas Fayetteville: “Autonomous Boat Control Software Design Using Model-Based Systems Engineering”

These two papers will go on to the area and regional competition, where awards range in size up to $1000 per entry!  Travel costs for area paper award winners to go to the conference are covered by Region 5.   Thank you to all of the students who entered, and I’d like to recognize all of our entries and finalists David Gonzales and Ana Guerra Vega!  This was by far the best crop of papers we’ve seen!

About the Region 5 Competitions

The Region 5 conference is fun 2-day event attended by the Ozark Section leadership and students from our Branches and Affinity groups in Northwest Arkansas, and is a chance to meet other students and IEEE leaders from across the Southwest (Region 5).

Robotics, circuit design and ethics teams are also eligible from each student section in the Ozark Section.  The rules for each competition is below.  The Ozark Section has funds to pay for transport to the conference on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please notify the section chair, Matt Francis (mattfrancis@ieee.org) if you are planning to take a team!

IEEE Region 5 Circuit Design

Ozark Section Universities are invited to send a Two-Student Team to compete in the IEEE Region 5 Circuit Design Competition.  The student team will be challenged to solve a technical problem provided to the teams on the day of competition.  Teams must complete the Intent to Compete Form.  Read more >>

IEEE Region 5 Student Ethics Competition 

Ozark Section Universities are invited to send a Two-Student Team to compete in the IEEE Region 5 Student Ethics Competition.  The student team will be challenged to consider an ethical situation they might face during their careers provided to the teams on the day of competition.  The teams will make a prepared response with recommended actions to the situation.  Teams must complete the Intent to Compete Form.  Read more >>

IEEE Region 5 Student Robotics Competitions

Ozark Section Universities are invited to send a Four-Student Team to compete in the IEEE Region 5 Circuit Design Competition.  The student team will be challenged to build autonomous robots within the competition rules and guidelines.  The competition will use a point system with the winning team receiving the highest number of points.  Details may be found in the official competition rules.  Teams must complete the Intent to Compete Form.  Read more >>

IEEE Region 5 Student Paper Competition

The top two papers from each of the 26 Local Student Paper Competitions in Region 5 will be advanced to one of the four IEEE Region 5 Area Student Paper Competition by January 18, 2019.  The top three papers in each of the four IEEE Region 5 Area Student Paper Competition will be advanced to the IEEE Region 5 Student Paper Competition by Jan 21, 2019.  One author of each of the Student Papers selected to compete in the IEEE Region 5 Student Paper Competition will be invited to attend the IEEE Region 5 Student Paper Competition to make an oral presentation and defend their paper.  The IEEE Region 5 Student Registration Fee and Travel Expenses of one author of each of the student papers selected to compete at the IEEE Region 5 Student Paper Competition will be reimbursed based on the IEEE Region 5 Travel Guidelines.  Read more >>

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