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Elasticity Student Paper Competition

Friday, January 17, 2020

Sponsored by theEMI Elasticity Committee
Competition Chair: Prof. Evgueni Filipov


  • Increase student involvement in the EMI conference, particularly in the area of Elasticity.
  • Expose students to Elasticity related 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, the Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 


  1. Be a full time student at the time of abstract submission and the main contributor to the research. 
  2. 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.
  3. Participate only in the Elasticity student paper competition. Participation in multiple competitions will automatically disqualify you from this competition. 
  4. Express interest in participating in the paper competition by emailing Prof. Evgueni Filipov by February 15, 2020. He will reply and provide the paper template.
  5. Submit a Three‐page paper (PDF file) on your abstract/research to Prof. Filipov by April 15, 2020. Forward your abstract acceptance notification to Prof Filipov at this time as well. 
  6. Register for the conference, and if selected for the Elasticity student paper competition, present the paper at the student competition session during the conference. 

Important Deadlines

  • January 31, 2020 - Abstract submission deadline. (extended)
  • February 15, 2020 - Express interest to participate in the elasticity student paper competition. 
  • April 15, 2020 - Full‐length (three page) paper and abstract acceptance notification. 
  • May 15, 2020 - Notification of acceptance.


  • The decision on acceptance for the Elasticity student paper competition will be informed by May 15, 2020. The top five papers will be selected for a ten-minute presentation in a special session of the conference. Note that this will be a second presentation in addition to the presentation the student gives as part of the regular EMI Conference.
  • The papers and presentations will be judged by a panel of three judges selected from the Elasticity committee membership.
  • Winners will be selected based on both the quality of the paper and the oral presentation.


  • One winner and two runner‐ups will be selected and named as the Elasticity student paper competition winners.
  • A cash prize and certificate will be awarded to the winner.

Note: Participants may not enter more than one EMI 2020 student paper/poster competition.