The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society will honor the two best student papers presented at the conference. 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 will receive cash awards of $500 and a certificate.

To qualify for consideration the student must identify their interest for inclusion on registration of their abstract and include a supporting letter from their supervisor sent to the student awards coordinator ( Any student who is the principal author/researcher and the presenter of either an oral or poster paper at the ICOPS/Beams 2014 conference and who has been identified as a student author will be eligible.

The work presented should be the majority work of the student and will be judged on grounds of originality, value to the community, and delivery. A judging panel of 4-7 scientists, chosen to represent the breadth of the ICOPS and Beams communities, will select approximately 12-14 papers from the valid student paper entries. The panel will ask these selected students to present their work in a 15 minute oral presentation to the judges at the conference (which is in addition to the regularly scheduled presentation). After this judging period at the conference, the on-site awards committee will rank the papers, primarily for technical content and originality. Other criteria such as graphic display and clarity of data presentation may be considered. If there is a tie, preference will be given to 1) IEEE NPSS members, 2) IEEE members, and 3) non-IEEE members, in that order.

Oral Presentations for selected “student award” papers:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
2:00pm – 5:30pm
Truman Room
Marriott Wardman Park (mezzanine)