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Student Paper Competition

This is the 12th year of the student paper competition (started from the 2001 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA). The awards consist of a certificate, and are a prestigious addition to the student's CV. Students who are submitting abstracts for presentation are also invited to participate in this Student Paper Competition (see "Qualifications for Competition" below for conditions).

Abstracts submitted by students for the Student Paper Competition will be reviewed as usual by the Technical Program Committee (TPC). At that time the TPC will select 17 finalists (5 from Group I, and 3 from each of Groups II to V) for the Student Paper Competition (roughly in proportion to the number of student abstracts submitted in each group). The finalists will be notified and asked to produce a poster of their papers to be displayed during a special student poster session that will be located in the Hall Foyer of the International Congress Center Dresden. The poster is required independent of whether the student's paper has been selected as an oral presentation. The students should check the guidelines for poster presentation for the preparations of their posters. As of now, on the first day of the symposium, Monday, October 8, 2012, from 09:30 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. (i.e. 9:30 - 16:30), all Student Finalist Posters will be presented in a special section for judging by a panel of judges representing the paper's technical group. The posters will remain on display for the duration of the symposium (from Monday, October 8 to Wednesday, October 10, 2012).

Seven awards will be given and the winners will be honored during the banquet on October 9, 2012.

Qualifications for Competition

  • Student is first author
  • Work is of high quality and done by the student
  • Abstract clearly describes the work and includes results
  • Student has not won the student prize award previously from any of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposia (correct information must be provided during the abstrac submission to avoid problems later such as removal of the student from the competition finalists or retraction of the award) 


Evaluation Criteria Used by Judges

  • Clarity of student's presentation
  • Depth of student's knowledge
  • Degree of the student's contribution to the project
  • Relevancy of the work to the field


Prizes (Total 7) Will Be Given in the Following Five Areas of the Technical Program Committee

  • Medical Ultrasonics (3 Awards)
  • Sensors, NDE & Industrial Applications (1 Award)
  • Physical Acoustics (1 Award)
  • Microacoustics SAW, FBAR, MEMS (1 Award)
  • Transducers & Transducer Materials (1 Award)