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Student Competitions

A student paper may only be submitted to one student competition at the conference. The submission will be disqualified if the same paper is also submitted to another competition organized by a different EMI technical committee at the conference.

Student finalists will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for a by-invitation-only special collection on Journal of Engineering Mechanics (example from previous years: https://ascelibrary.org/jenmdt/emi_student_finalist_papers).

EMI Computational Mechanics Student Poster Competition

Sponsored by: EMI Computational Mechanics Committee (CMC)

Purpose:

  • Encourage student involvement in Computational Mechanics fields within EMI.
  • Expose students to Computational Mechanics research of other groups.
  • Facilitate interactions among faculty and students to build up strong networking and be ready to take on future responsibilities within the technical community.
  • Improve their technical writing and presentation skill, as well as to promote high-quality submissions to the flagship journal of EMI, the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

Requirements:

  • Be the lead author of an abstract submitted to the EMI conference by the designated conference deadline and register to EMI 2024.
  • Be a full-time student at the time of abstract submission and the main contributor to the research.
  • Participate only in the CMC student competition. Participation in multiple competitions will automatically disqualify you from this competition.

Deadlines:

  • March 15, 2024 – express interest to participate in the student competition by emailing Prof. Ravindra Duddu at [email protected].
  • May 15, 2024 (~2 weeks before the conference) – submit the poster as a PDF via email to the CMC Chair, Prof. Ravindra Duddu at [email protected].
  • May 28, 2024- Set up the printed poster (standard size: 4 ft high, 3 ft wide) on the poster boards at the conference and be present at the designated time. **You may make some minor changes to the final poster after May 15, 2024.

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EMI Dynamics Student Competition

Organized by: EMI Dynamics Committee
Sponsored by: GeoSig, MTS, Thornton Tomasetti


Purpose:

  • To increase the involvement of younger professionals in the EMI conferences, particularly in the area of Dynamics.
  • To engage student members with the Dynamics Committee to promote further growth as engineers, develop working relationships with Dynamics Committee members, and be ready to take on future responsibilities within the technical community.
  • To improve students’ technical writing skill, as well as to promote high-quality submissions to the flagship journal of EMI, the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

Requirements:

  • Submit an abstract as the leading author in the thematic area of Dynamics through the conference paper’s management system to the track of their choice by the corresponding conference deadline. Submission to a Dynamics Committee sponsored mini-symposium is particularly encouraged but not required. However, the topic of the abstract should fall within the auspices of the Dynamics Committee.
  • Send an email expressing interest in the competition to the Chair of the Judging Panel, Prof. Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou ([email protected]) by February 15th, 2024. Prof. Kougioumtzoglou will reply and provide the paper template by March 1st, 2024.
  • Forward the abstract acceptance notification within one week of receipt from the corresponding conference organizers.
  • Submit by email the PDF file of the full-length paper (up to four pages, template to be provided) to Prof. Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou ([email protected]) by April 1st, 2024. The student must write the paper as the leading author and should conduct the majority of the work associated with the manuscript. A verification letter from the faculty advisor is required at the submission of the full-length paper.
  • Be a student at the time of submission of the full-length paper.
  • Register and present the paper at the corresponding conference.

Deadlines:

  • January 20, 2024 - Extended Abstract submission deadline
  • February 15, 2024 - Express interest in participating by emailing Prof. Kougioumtzoglou at [email protected].
  • April 1, 2024 - Full-length paper and advisor’s verification letter due to [email protected].

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EMI Elasticity Student Paper Competition

Sponsored by: EMI Elasticity Committee

Purpose:

  • Increase student involvement in the EMI conference, particularly in the area of Elasticity.
  • Familiarize students with new frontiers and emerging topics in Elasticity.
  • Foster technical interaction between students and faculty and facilitate networking.
  • Improve student’s technical writing and presentation skills, as well as promote high‐quality submissions to the flagship journal of the EMI, the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

Requirements:

  • Be a full time student at the time of abstract submission and the main contributor to the research.
  • Submit an abstract as the leading author in the thematic area of elasticity to the EMI abstract submission website by the conference deadline. Submission to an Elasticity sponsored minisymposium is encouraged but not required.
  • Participate only in the Elasticity student paper competition. Participation in multiple competitions will automatically disqualify you from this competition.
  • Express interest in participating in the paper competition by emailing Dr. Fatemeh Pourahmadian at [email protected] by March 1, 2024. She will reply and provide the paper template.
  • Submit a Three-page paper (PDF file) on your abstract/research to Dr. Pourahmadian at [email protected] by April 28, 2024. Forward your abstract acceptance notification along with your submission.
  • Register for the conference, and if selected for the Elasticity student paper competition, present the paper at the student competition session during the conference.

Deadlines:

  • January 20, 2024 - Extended Abstract submission deadline
  • March 1, 2024 - Express interest to participate in the elasticity student paper competition.
  • April 28, 2024 - Full‐length (three page) paper and abstract acceptance notification.

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EMI Fluid Dynamics Committee Student Paper/Poster Competition

Sponsored by: EMI Fluid Dynamics (FD) Committee

Purpose:

  • To increase the involvement of younger professionals in the EMI conferences, particularly in fluid dynamics.
  • To allow them to interact with the FD committee members and to promote further growth as engineers, develop stronger bonds within the FD community, and take responsibility within the technical community.
  • To improve their technical writing and presentation skills and promote

Requirements

  • The participant for this competition must be a student at the time of submission and be the lead author of an abstract in the areas related to fluid dynamics submitted to the EMI abstract submission website by the conference abstract deadline (January 20, 2024). Submission to an FD-sponsored mini-symposium is encouraged.
  • Express interest in participating in the competition by sending an email with the abstract number, authors, and affiliations to Dr. Marco Giometto [email protected] and copy Dr. Aly [email protected] by February 20, 2024.,
  • Forward the abstract acceptance notification within one week of receipt from the organizers
  • Submit a 6-page paper to the competition organizing committee - email attachment to [email protected] and copy [email protected] by March 30, 2024. The student must write the paper as the leading author and should conduct the majority of the work associated with the manuscript. Each student may submit only one paper to the competition as the leading author.,
  • The paper must be submitted in two versions. The first version is the original paper with authors and affiliations. The second version should be anonymized by deleting the author list and affiliations.

Deadlines:

  • January 20, 2024 - Extended Abstract submission deadline
  • February 20, 2024 – Express interest in participating.
  • March 30, 2024 – 6-page full paper due (see #4 and #5 under “Requirements”).

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EMI Granular Materials Student Video Competition

The Granular Materials Technical Committee (GMTC) is hosting its third Video Competition for graduate students to present their research findings (experimental, computational, and theoretical studies) within the broad field of granular materials.  As nearly every product, commodity, or infrastructure is constituted from, derived from, or supported by particulate materials through mining, agriculture, and/or chemical processing, the competition spans the engineering disciplines, applied mathematics, materials science and physics.

The GMTC welcomes all graduate students in these fields to submit 10-minute videos within the period from November 30, 2023, to March 1, 2024 (1:00 pm eastern time, US).  All entries will be judged based on technical content, clarity of the presentation and quality of the slides.  Three cash prizes will be awarded for the best experimental, computational and theoretical entry. Winners will be presented a certificate at a luncheon awards ceremony at EMI/PMC 2024.

Deadline:

  • March 1st - Submission and video must be entered by 1pm ET US.

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EMI Modeling Inelasticity & Multiscale Behavior (MIMB) Student Competition

Sponsored by: EMI Modeling Inelasticity & Multiscale Behavior (MIMB) Committee

Purposes:

  • Increase student involvement in the EMI conference, particularly in the area of modeling of inelasticity and multiscale behavior of materials and structures.
  • Expose students to relevant research from different groups.
  • Facilitate student interactions with faculty and other students to build up strong networking and be ready to take on future responsibilities within the technical community.
  • Improve student's technical writing and presentation skills, as well as promote high‐quality submissions to the flagship journal of the EMI: Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

Requirements:

  • Be a full-time student at the time of abstract submission and the main contributor to the research.
  • Submit an abstract as the leading author in the thematic area of MIMB to the EMI conference website by the deadline indicated. Submission to the MIMB sponsored minisymposia is strongly encouraged but not required.
  • Participate only in the MIMB student paper competition. Participation in multiple competitions will automatically disqualify you from this competition.
  • Express interest in participating in the paper competition by emailing Prof. Leong Hien Poh at [email protected] by Mar 1, 2024. He will reply and provide the paper template.
  • Submit an extended abstract (max 4 pages) to Prof. Leong Hien Poh at [email protected] by Apr 10, 2024. Provide your notification of abstract acceptance together with the submission.
  • Register for the conference, and if selected for the MIMB student paper competition, present the paper at the student competition session during the conference.

Important Deadlines:

  • Mar 1, 2024 – Express interest to participate in the MIMB student paper competition.
  • Apr 10, 2024 – Submit extended abstract (max 4 pages) and abstract acceptance notification.
  • May 10, 2024 – Notification of final competition (if shortlisted).

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EMI Objective Resilience Student Paper/Presentation Competition

Sponsored by: EMI Objective Resilience Committee (ORC)

Purpose:

The Objective Resilience committee is hosting its sixth annual student competition for graduate students to present their research findings within the broad field of structure, infrastructure, and community resilience. The competition spans different types of structures and infrastructure systems under suite of different single or multiple hazards and involves advanced techniques to model the mechanical characteristics of the built environment under hazards, AI-enabled techniques to assess resilience of large-scale structures and infrastructure systems, and optimization techniques to improve resilience of infrastructure and communities.

Requirements:

  • The lead author should be a graduate student and should be present/registered in the 2024 EMI conference in Chicago.
  • The submission can have co-authors other than the student lead author including student’s advisor(s).
  • The paper needs to be accepted to a regular session (or mini symposium) within one of the mini symposia listed under Section 1100 “Risk, Reliability, and Resilience”.
  • The lead graduate student should present at the ORC student competition session to present the work (date to be announced).

Process:

  • Submit an abstract in the thematic area of objective resilience through the conference paper management system to the track of choice under Section 1100 “Risk, Reliability, and Resilience” by the stated conference deadline.
  • Forward the abstract acceptance notification and express interest in the competition to Prof. Alice Alipour ([email protected]) within one week of the abstract acceptance notice.
  • Submit an eight-page full paper to Prof. Alice Alipour ([email protected]) by April 1st, 2024. A panel of expert judges will review the papers for overall quality and relevancy to the topic of competition. Selected papers will be invited to present at EMI Conference in Chicago by April 15, 2024.
  • Register to the EMI conference and present at the student competition session.
  • Following the special session presentation, a panel of expert judges will choose the top three winning papers. Criteria will be based on overall quality and relevancy of written paper to the committee’s work (50 pts.), presentation quality (30 pts.), and following Q/A period with judges (20 pts.)

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EMI Poromechanics Student Paper Competition

Sponsored by: EMI Poromechanics Committee

Purpose:

The purpose of this student paper competition is to promote poromechanics research among a larger body of student groups, to facilitate student interactions and networking at the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference, and to help students with improving their technical writing, as well as oral presentation skills. Participation by students from all backgrounds, graduate studies or career stage, and relevant engineering or scientific disciplines is encouraged.

Requirements:

  • Be a full-time graduate student and first author of the submitted research work.
  • Submit an abstract in the thematic area of poromechanics to the EMI abstract submission website by the conference deadline. Submissions to the mini-symposia that are associated with the poromechanics committee are encouraged but not required.
  • Participate only in the Poromechanics Student Paper Competition. Participation in multiple competitions will automatically disqualify the student from this competition.
  • Express the intent to participate in the paper competition by contacting Dr. Amin Mehrabian at [email protected] by February 19, 2024 to receive the short paper template.
  • Submit a short paper (PDF file; three pages max; 12 font size; 1" margins) of the previously submitted abstract, along with a copy of the abstract acceptance notification by the EMI conference, to Dr. Mehrabian at [email protected] by March 18, 2024.
  • Register and, if selected, present the paper in a special session at the EMI/PMC 2024 conference.

Deadlines:

  • January 20, 2024 - Extended Abstract submission deadline
  • Feb 19, 2024 — Express the intent to participate in the poromechanics student paper competition.
  • Mar 18, 2024 — Full-length (three-page max) paper and abstract acceptance notification.

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EMI Probabilistic Methods Committee Student Paper Competition

Sponsored by: EMI Probabilistic Methods Committee

Purpose:

  • To increase the involvement of younger professionals in the EMI/PMC conferences, particularly in the area of probabilistic methods.
  • To engage student members with the PMC to promote further growth as engineers, develop working relationships with PMC members, and be ready to take on future responsibilities within the technical community.
  • To improve their technical writing skill, as well as to promote high-quality submissions to the flagship journal of EMI, the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

Requirements:

  • Be the lead author to submit an abstract to the EMI Conference through the EMI abstract submission website, by December 31, 2023. Submission to a PMC-sponsored mini-symposium is particularly encouraged but not required.
  • Express interest in participating in the competition by emailing Prof. Gaofeng Jia [email protected] by February 15, 2024. Prof. Jia will reply and provide the paper template.
  • Forward the abstract acceptance notification to Prof. Jia when provided by the conference organizers.
  • Submit a paper (maximum 4 pages) following the template provided, to Prof. Gaofeng Jia [email protected] by March 15, 2024. The student must write the paper as the leading author and should conduct the majority of the work associated with the manuscript.
  • Be a student at the time of submission of the full-length paper.
  • Register and, if selected, present the paper in a special session at the EMI 2024 conference.

Deadlines:

  • January 20, 2024 - Extended Abstract submission deadline
  • February 15, 2024 – Express interest in participating by emailing Prof. Gaofeng [email protected].
  • March 15, 2024 - full-length paper due to [email protected].

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EMI Structural Health Monitoring and Control Student Paper Competition

Organized by: EMI Structural Health Monitoring and Control (SHMC) Committee

The ASCE EMI-Structural Health Monitoring and Control (SHMC) Committee is pleased to announce the Annual Student Paper Competition in the areas of structural health monitoring, system identification, smart materials and structures, and structural control.

Purpose:

  • To foster active participation of emerging professionals in EMI conferences, specifically in structural health monitoring and control.
  • To facilitate young professionals’ interactions with SHMC committee members and each other, promoting professional development, community bonds, and leadership roles.
  • To enhance technical writing and presentation skills while encouraging high-quality submissions to the flagship journals of EMI, like Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

Requirements:

  • Participant must be a current student and lead author of an abstract in SHMC areas, including but not limited to structural health monitoring, system identification, smart materials and structures, and structural control.
  • One abstract can only be submitted to an EMI conference student competition. The submission will be disqualified if the same paper is also submitted to another competition organized by a different EMI technical committee at the conference.
  • Key dates for the authors:
    • The abstract must be submitted to the EMI website by Jan. 20, 2024. You will need to submit a formal EMI abstract to be eligible to attend the student competition.
    • Express interest by emailing Prof. Susu Xu [email protected] with abstract details by March 1, 2024.
    • Submit a full paper (max 4 pages) following the SHMC template to Prof. Susu Xu [email protected] by April 1, 2024.
  • The full paper must be submitted in two versions: original with authors and affiliations; anonymized version without author details.

Deadlines:

  • January 20, 2024 - Extended Abstract submission deadline
  • March 1, 2024 - Express interest in participating by emailing Prof. Susu Xu, [email protected].
  • April 1, 2024 - Submit both versions of the full paper (max 4 pages) to Prof. Susu Xu [email protected].

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EMI Structural Stability Student Paper Competition

Sponsored by: EMI Stability Committee

Purpose:

  • Increase student involvement in the EMI Conference, particularly in the area of Structural Stability
  • Expose students to research pertinent to classical and non-classical structural stability from different research groups
  • Facilitate student interactions with Professors, senior researchers as well as other students from the structural stability community in order to create a strong network and show willingness to take on future responsibilities within the community
  • Improve students' technical writing and presentation skills, as well as promote high-quality submissions to EMI Journal of Engineering Mechanics

Requirements:

  • Be a full-time student at the time of abstract submission and the main contributor to the research.
  • Submit an abstract as the leading author in the Structural Stability Mini-Symposium of the Stability Committee, through the EMI Conference website, by December 31, 2023.
  • Participate only in the Stability Committee Student Competition. Participation in other EMI 2024 student competitions will automatically disqualify the candidate from the competition.
  • Express an interest to participate in the student competition by emailing Professor Hayder Rasheed at [email protected] by March 1st, 2024. You will receive a reply back acknowledging receipt.
  • Register for the conference and if selected, present at the student competition, during the conference.

Deadlines:

  • January 20, 2024 - Extended Abstract submission deadline
  • March 1, 2024: Expression of Interest for Stability Committee Student Paper Competition.

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