BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARDS
The "Best Student Presentation Awards" were established in 2005 by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.
The purpose of these awards is to encourage both outstanding student contributions and greater student participation as principal or sole authors of papers as well as to acknowledge the importance of student contributions to the fields embraced by the NPSS umbrella. The two best submissions (two awards) will receive cash awards of $500 and a Certificate. The two runners-up will receive a Certificate only..
Any student who is the principal author/researcher and the presenter of either an oral or poster paper at the ICOPS 2011 conference and who has been identified as an eligible student author will be eligible. If there is a tie, preference will be given 1) to IEEE NPSS members, 2) to IEEE members; 3) to non-IEEE members.
All candidates for selection must have identified themselves at the time of abstract submission. Upon notification of acceptance of the abstract, the award candidate should arrange to have his/her advisor or research supervisor provide an endorsement of the work to the awards committee. The necessary contact information, as well as additional instructions for the presentation will be provided at that time. At the conference, the on-site awards committee will rank the papers for technical content and originality first. Other criteria such as graphic display and clarity of data presentation may be considered.