Student Competitions


Sponsor: Computational Mechanics Technical Committee, EMI

The Computational Mechanics Committee is pleased to announce a student poster paper competition in the general theme of New Trends and Applications in Computational Mechanics and Engineering Sciences. The competition will be held during the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2013) conference in August 4-7,  2013 at Northwestern University.

Eligibility: Any student in good standing is eligible to participate in this competition. Students, whose abstracts in this area have been accepted for presentation at the EMI 2013 conference, are eligible to apply for this poster competition.

Process and Dates:

1. Students must express their intent to enter the competition by sending their accepted abstract to the competition organizers by April 1, 2013.

2. Abstracts will be screened and eligible participants, based on appropriateness, will be notified by May 1, 2013.

3. To be eligible, students are required to submit an electronic version of their poster to the organizers by July 15, 2013.

4. Eligible students will participate in the poster session and be judged by a panel of expert judges. Regular conference presentations will be in addition to this. Note that students are expected to prepare a hard copy of the poster for the competition.

Award: Up to three winners will be selected for receipt of a cash prize and a certificate

Organizers: Professor Somnath Ghosh, Chair of Computational Mechanics Committee and Professor Loukas F. Kallivokas Vice-Chair of Computational Mechanics Committee.


Student Paper Competition in Probabilistic Methods

The Probabilistic Methods Committee of ASCE/EMI is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Student Paper Competition in Probabilistic Methods.  The competition is open to any student author of a paper applying to the probabilistic methods to problems in engineering mechanics topic 01.1.  For more information click here.  

Organizer: Professor Sanjay Arwade

The Structural Health Monitoring & Control (SHMC) Committee
Deadline Extended to July 1, 2013

will hold a student paper competition, and invites students attending the meeting to participate. To qualify for the contest, all participants must do the following:

1. Submit an abstract which is accepted for presentation at the conference,

2. Be the principal author of their submission,

3. Be a student at the time of submission of this abstract,

4. Submit an extended abstract, not to exceed four pages, to Jeff Scruggs (SHMC Committee Chair) at, by July 1, 2013.

5. Attend the conference to present the paper in a regular or special session.

Finalists will be selected by a special panel of judges, based on the quality of the extended abstract. These finalists will present their papers in a special conference session devoted to the competition.

(This presentation is in addition to, and not in lieu of, their presentation in a regular or special session.) Following this session, a winner will be selected and announced at the awards banquet.

Organizer: Professor Jeffrey Scruggs