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Student Paper Awards

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 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 self-identify their interest for inclusion when they upload their abstract.  They should also have a supporting letter from their supervisor sent to the student paper contest coordinator (see below). Any student who is the principal author/researcher and the presenter of either an oral or poster paper at the PPC-2017 conference and who has been identified as a student author will be eligible. Please note only one entry is allowed per student.

The deadline for submitting letters is April 14, 2017.

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 four will be chosen to represent the breadth of the Pulsed Power community. This panel will select six abstracts from the submissions for inclusion in the Student Paper Contest at the conference.

At the conference, the student paper contest will consist of a hosted buffet dinner on the Monday evening at which the six successful students will present their papers to the judging panel in oral presentation format. The presentations will be judged on technical merit, quality of presentation and the student's understanding of the subject. The winning papers will be announced at the conference dinner on the Wednesday.

Josh Leckbee
Student Paper Contest Coordinator