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EMI Dynamics Committee Student Paper Competition

Friday, March 8, 2019

Sponsored by: EMI Dynamics Committee


  • To challenge students to demonstrate high‐quality scholarly work and presentation skill sets.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to receive recognition within the community, interact with faculties and committee members, and expand their academic network; thus, facilitating future career building for those who accept the challenge and show outstanding capabilities.
  • To increase the involvement of younger professionals in the EMI conferences, particularly in the Dynamics Field.
  • To engage student members with the Dynamics Committee to promote further growth as future engineers, develop working relationships with Dynamics Committee members, and prepare them to take on future responsibilities within the technical community.
  • To promote high‐quality submissions to the flagship journal of EMI, the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.


To be eligible for the competition, a participant should: 

  1. Be full‐ or part‐time undergraduate or graduate students at the time of submission.
  2. 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 conference deadline. Submission to a Dynamics Committee sponsored mini‐symposium is particularly encouraged but not required.
  3. Send an email expressing interest in the competition along with Resume / C.V. of student participant(s), to the Committee Secretary, Dr. Hamed Ebrahimian ( ), by February 15, 2019. Dr. Ebrahimian will reply and provide the paper template by February 30, 2019. Note that if the abstract submission deadline is extended by conference organizers, these deadlines will be extended accordingly.
  4. Forward the abstract acceptance notification within one week of receipt from the organizers.
  5. Submit by email the PDF file of the full‐length paper (up to four pages, template to be provided) to Dr. Hamed Ebrahimian
    ( ) by April 15, 2019. A verification letter signed by the faculty advisor should be submitted with the full‐length paper. This letter should certify that the lead student author is the main contributor to the scholarly work, especially if there are multiple authors.
  6. Register and, if selected, present the paper at the student competition session during the conference.

Important Deadlines

  • January 30, 2019 - Abstract submission deadline
  • February 15, 2019 - Express interest in participating in student paper competition and send C.V. / resume of student participant(s) by emailing Committee Secretary, Dr. Hamed Ebrahimian ( ). Note that if the abstract submission deadline is extended by conference organizers, this deadline will be extended accordingly.
  • April 15, 2019  - Full‐length paper and advisor's verification letter due to Dr. Hamed Ebrahimian ( ) by email.

Process and Award

The submitted papers will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges. To avoid conflict of interest, the judges shall not be co‐author of any of the competing papers. Up to five papers will be selected for presentation in a special session at the EMI conference, which will be in addition to the regular presentation within the conference. Up to three winners will receive an EMI certificate and a cash prize. Winners will be selected based on the technical depth and quality of the research work, the quality of the written paper, and the oral presentation.

Awards will be presented to the competition winners during the conference.

Prizes donated by 

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