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2017 IEEE Region 1 Annual Student Conference

April 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - April 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Region 1 and IEEE Buffalo Section

Conference Website (2016): http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/1/sac/events.php – to be updated with this year conference

On behalf of the IEEE Region 1 Student Activities Committee, we would like to welcome you to the 2017 IEEE Region 1 Student Activities Conference at University of Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo NY on April 7-9, 2017. The conference objective is to encourage student competition and provide an opportunity for the students to network and learn from other students from across the IEEE Region 1 (Northeastern United States), while applying practical engineering knowledge in the various competitions.

Hotel Accommodations:
DoubleTree By Hilton, Buffalo-Amherst 
10 Flint Road, Amherst NY 14226

Shared (4 students per room) hotel accommodations will be included in the registration fee, on a first come-first served basis, for those students who have to travel move than 100 miles each way. Teams will be expected to carpool when traveling to the event and may request a ‘team’ shared room. All student participants need to register and pay the conference fee before a room will be assigned. Hotel accommodations do not apply to faculty or local participants. However, if a room is needed, you must reserve your room through our Master-billed room block at a nightly rate of $120 (for Friday and Saturday), and reimburse the Region for your room.

Deadline to request for accommodation (group or individual) = March 17, 2017 


Undergraduate Student Paper Contest:
To submit paper online: https://goo.gl/forms/IlUGJsAyNu85Cz1u1

All Competitions and Student Paper Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2017

Micromouse Competition:
Team leader, please email Soon Wan (gimsoon@ieee.org) with team member names, IEEE membership#, and micromouse name. 

Ethics Competition: 
Team leader, please email Bruce Hecht (bruce.hecht@analog.com) with team member names, and IEEE membership#. Team also can sign up for the competition on site.

T-Shirt Design Contest: 
A student branch representative can check in the T-Shirt on site.

iTryRobotic Workshop: For 3rd to 7th grade children
Saturday, April 8, 2017 (3:00pm to 4:30pm)
To register: Email Soon Wan (gimsoon@ieee.org)


Fee will include all meals, breaks and the Award Ceremony and Dinner at the conference.
Early Bird Register by March 31, 2017 (IEEE Member = $50 Non-Member = $80)
Late and On-Site Registration => (IEEE Member = $65 Non-Member = $95)


Friday (April 7, 2017) – 5:00pm to 10:00pm (Subject to Change)
1. Welcome Party (at Davis Hall, Salvatore Atrium)
2. Micromouse Practice (at Davis Hall, Bansai Atrium)


Saturday (April 8, 2017) Program (Subject to Change)

1. Registration, Breakfast

2. Student Paper Contest (1st=$800, 2nd=$500, 3rd=$200)
3. Ethics Competition (1st=$300, 2nd=$150 for Student Branch)
4. Micromouse Competition (1st=$800, 2nd=$500, 3rd=$200)
5. T-Shirt Design (Highest number of votes by attendees = $200)

6. Lunch and Networking

7. Keynote Plenary Session
8. iTryRobotic Workshop for grade 3 to 7 kids (Sponsored by IEEE-USA)
9. Student Branch Showcase and Training
10. Award Ceremony and Dinner


Sunday (April 9, 2017) Program (Subject to Change)

1. TBD

Bldg: Student Union
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York


April 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
April 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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IEEE Region 1 Website