IEEE
April 30th, 2014

It is to our greatest regret that the 2014 Student Design Competition has to be canceled. Unfortunately due to the lack of submissions we will not be holding the competition. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause anyone. We have been looking forward to this event all year and hope that next year we will be able to have more success. We have reimbursed all registration fees. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

April 15th, 2014

Do you have a design project in your future that will require the ability to make measurements or develop a control system? Are you part of an engineering challenge team and feel like you are spending more time learning the tools than you are accomplishing your task? Are you interested in some of the newest technologies like FPGAs but not sure how to get started?

If this describes a situation you are currently experiencing, or something coming up in the future such as a senior design project, then please join the RIT IEEE Chapter and National Instruments for a technical symposium on the newest trends in measurement and automation and learn how you can be up and running with these new technologies quickly.

This one-hour session will include demonstrations, tutorials, and discussions on some of the newest tools that engineering students are using to become the next great innovators.  Arrive hungry for both knowledge and food.

  • Pizza and beverages will be served.
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Building 9, Room 2030

    For more information:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/264291353743373

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    twitter.com/NIglobal
    youtube.com/user/nationalinstruments

April 15th, 2014

Patrick Kane, the Director of Cypress University Allience will introduce the PSoC4 and demonstrate its capabilities to us.  He will also show go through several example applications.  Be sure to register before hand at ritieee@gmail.com.  Laptops are needed to perform the labs.

  • Free pizza, soda and PSoC4 development boards.
  • April 4th 2014 from 5PM to 6PM
  • RIT, Building 9, Room 1139
April 4th, 2014

Click HERE To Register For The RIT IEEE Student Design Contest

Register at http://ieeesdc2014.eventbrite.com

Event Information:

The RIT IEEE Student Design Contest is open to all students in an accredited undergraduate engineering program interested in presenting a design project created with the knowledge gained through their respective engineering program and with the experience they have gained from co-ops and internships.

The competition takes place on Saturday, May 10th, at RIT (located in Rochester, NY).

Competitors are required to display their projects in the atrium and give a short presentation in a lecture setting inside the adjacent auditorium.  Winners will be judged based on the criteria found under the Judging Section and awarded cash prizes based on their performance.

Format of the Day’s Activities

The competition will begin at 8:45am with a few words from our guest speaker.

After the keynote speaker the presentations will begin each followed by a Q and A session.  There is a break for lunch and the opportunity for competitors to spend some time at their displays.  After the break the presentations will resume and the day will end with an awards dinner where the winners will be announced.

Registration

Teams of up to 5 participants must register by Saturday, April 26th.  This fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and catered dinner as well as a shirt for each member of the competing team.  The first 16 teams to register will be guaranteed a spot in the competition.  At least one member of the team must be an active IEEE member, up-to-date on their membership dues.

Judging

A minimum of three judges (not affiliated with RIT) will rate each project based on the quality of the presentation, demonstration, technical content, creativity and innovation, and the teamwork of the competitors.

Prizes

Prizes will be distributed based on the average score given by the judges.  The team with the highest average will win the grand prize of $5,000, the team with the second highest average will win second place with a prize of $3,000, and the team with the third highest average will win third place with a prize of $1,000. In addition there will be two $500 honorable mentions for the most marketable and most original projects.

 

If you have any questions, contact us at ritieee@gmail.com.

 

 

May 21st, 2013

March 11th, 2013

 

Click HERE To Register For The RIT IEEE Student Design Contest

 

 

Event Information:

The RIT IEEE Student Design Contest is open to all students in an accredited undergraduate engineering program interested in presenting a design project created with the knowledge gained through their respective engineering program and with the experience they have gained from co-ops and internships.

The competition takes place on Saturday, May 4th, at RIT (located in Rochester, NY).  This date coincides with Imagine RIT, an event that brings tens of thousands of visitors to the campus annually.  Competitors will have a chance to interact with these visitors and share the work they have done.

Competitors are required to display their projects in the atrium and give a short presentation in a lecture setting inside the adjacent auditorium.  Winners will be judged based on the criteria found under the Judging Section and awarded cash prizes based on their performance.

Format of the Day’s Activities

Depending on the number of attendees the competition will begin between 9:30 and 10:00am.

The event will start with a few words from our guest speaker Jennifer Indovina.  Indovina is CEO of Tenrehte Technologies, a company she started in Rochester New York.  She is a graduate of RIT and a TED Fellow.  Her company’s first product, the PICOwatt, has received many awards including 2010 Best of CES in the Green Product category.

After the keynote speaker the presentations will begin each fallowed by a Q and A session.  There is a break for lunch and the opportunity for competitors to spend some time at their displays.  After the break the presentations will resume and the day will end with an awards dinner where the winners will be announced.

Registration

Teams of up to 5 participants must register and pay the $100 fee by Monday, April 15th.  This fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and catered dinner as well as a t-shirt for each member of the competing team.  The first 16 teams to register will be guaranteed a spot in the competition.  At least one member of the team must be an active IEEE member, up-to-date on their membership dues.

 

Click HERE To Register

 

Judging

A minimum of four judges (not affiliated with RIT) will rate each project based on the quality of the presentation, demonstration, technical content, creativity and innovation, and the teamwork of the competitors.

Prizes

Prizes will be distributed based on the average score given by the judges.  The team with the highest average will win the grand prize of $4,000, the team with the second highest average will win second place with a prize of $2,000, and the team with the third highest average will win third place with a prize of $1,000.

 

If you have any questions, contact us at ieee@rit.edu.

October 19th, 2012

Notes
Meeting/Presentaion begins at 1:02pm
• Jennifer Indovina
• Founder of the company Tenrehte
• Graduated from RIT in 2007
• Went onto get a job in China, worked on making chips in mp3 player
• Laid off later that year due to the company downsizing
• Went to Kenya afterwards
• Became interested in power management/electonics in Kenya, when seeing solar panels at a hotel
• In 10 years the earth will be 4x brighter at night, great opportunity there
• Saw the opportunity/application in power electronics in Kenya
• Came back and built prototypes internet outlet adapter – picowatt smart plug
• Competition iStage – presented her product in 2009
• Won best of CES for the most green product of the year in 2010
• Began work on next generation prototype to work on entire house or smart grid installation
• Make electricity cheaper and more efficient with picowatt
• Make it able for green energy be able for use at home ex: windmills, solar panels etc…
Presentation ends at 1:18

October 3rd, 2012

 

In May 2012 RIT was approached by a local entrepreneur who was interested in donating a conversion van he had converted into a 100 percent electric vehicle.  The van had sustained damage and was not operational however the owner believed it was well within RIT’s means to restore.

Due to a lack of storage and work space, the college of engineering was unable to accept this gift, but IEEE found out and saw great potential not only for what is was, but also an invaluable learning tool for its members and the institute.

IEEE came to an agreement with RIT’s Facility Management Services (FMS) who expressed interest in the zero emission transportation system.   FMS had the resources and IEEE had the knowledge and willingness to take on this project.

The van conversion was executed in the UK by a company specializing in the area but when the van was delivered to RIT it was without documentation.  The project has begun with exploration into the components and layout of these components in the van due to the lack of documentation.

While IEEE initialized the partnership with FMS we believe every student interested should have the ability to participate in working on this project and get the full benefit of this rare learning tool.  In an effort to keep these students and those who want to know more about the van informed, all the information that is found throughout the course of this project will be posted on this website.

If you are interested in getting involved send us an email, our contact information can be found to the left.  As mentioned before, this project is not limited to IEEE members and we encourage students from all disciplines who are interested to contact us.

May 11th, 2012

Welcome to the 2012 Twelfth Annual Student Design Contest, hosted by IEEE Rochester Institute of Technology Student Branch.

 

The IEEE RIT Student Branch invites students in accredited engineering schools to showcase their senior level, undergraduate, design projects at our annual student design contest. Each year we mail contest advertisement posters to schools in the northeast US and Canada (IEEE regions 1, 2, and 7).

Projects are evaluated by judges experienced in the field of engineering and six awards are given based on specific criteria. Held during the annual ImagineRIT Festival, the student design contest is a great way to obtain feedback from industry professionals as well as gain promotion of your design project and connectivity to other engineers.

 

When:
May 5th 2012
7:00 am – 8:00pm

Where:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Xerox Auditorium, Bldg 9

Application Deadline:
Team applications will be accepted until April 13th.

How to Apply:
Visit This Page to enter your team in the 2012 Student Design Competition.

Also Email Us the following information (Once per team):

  • First and Last name of each team member
  • A current IEEE membership number for at least one of the team members
  • A contact E-mail address, phone number, and street address for the team members
  • The full name of the team’s university and department
  • The project’s advisor name and E-mail
  • Project title and a brief description (~100-200 words)
  • Links to project website if available
  • Entry documentation, papers, or reports can be emailed after registering

Invitation/ Event Description:
The Rochester Institute of Technology Student Branch of the IEEE invites you to participate in our 12th annual Student Design Contest. This event has become an excellent way to showcase innovative projects related to electrical engineering built by teams consisting of undergraduate students. Time and time again participating teams have proven that through their perseverance and intellect some truly awe inspiring advancements in technology are achievable and we look forward to carrying on this tradition. As reward for these students diligence, a panel of judges will determine the first, second and third place teams to win this year’s cash prizes.
RIT IEEE holds the right to accept or deny any applicants.

May 2nd, 2012

 

 

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