Award Competition Guidelines & Winners

 

Engineering Graduate Symposium Technical Session Competition Guidelines

All abstracts submitted to the symposium will automatically be enrolled in this student competition.  This is a competition among students in the same technical session.  Winners will be announced by e-mail shortly after the Symposium and will be recognized at a follow-up award dinner.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All abstracts are automatically enrolled in this competition.
  • Competing students should attend the symposium and stay in front of their posters to discuss their research and scientific merits in front of judges.

The Review Process:

  • Each presenter’s research is evaluated on its originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition.
  • All submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent faculty members (judges) working in the same or similar research areas.

Award:

  • Winners from each session will receive an honorarium and a certificate.  In the case of a tie, the honorarium will be split between the two winners.
  • Winners will be announced by e-mail following the Symposium, and will be awarded during a follow-up dinner.
  • Winners will be highlighted on the CoE website. 

Questions about the Engineering Graduate Symposium Technical Session Competition can be directed to SymposiumInfo@umich.edu.  

Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research Guidelines

This is a College-level competition across all Departments/Programs for Ph.D. graduate students who are on-track to receive (graduate with) their degree between May 2018 – December 2018.  It is intended to highlight the innovation and creativity demonstrated by our Ph.D. students, and will reward their outstanding research achievements.  Departments/Programs may each present up to two graduate students for this award.  Candidates must present a poster at the Engineering Graduate Symposium (EGS) and submit additional materials.  A committee will select three student winners for this award.

Eligibility Criteria and Selection of Candidates

  • Criteria for the award: creativity, innovation, impact on society, and achievement.
  • Graduate chairs can present up to two Ph.D. students as candidates for this award.  To identify their candidate(s), we recommend that graduate programs use a process that allows nominations from both students and faculty, including student self-nominations.
  • Students must be on-track to receive (graduate with) their Ph.D. degree between May 2018 – December 2018.
  • Department/Program materials include (2) letters of recommendation (one from the student’s advisor) and a CV that includes links to the student’s online publications and/or patents.  Departments/Programs should submit these documents as one PDF file with the nomination form
  • Department/Program submission deadline: Monday, September 25, 2017

The Review Process:

  • Candidates must submit an abstract and poster on their research for the Engineering Graduate Symposium. Candidate submission details can be found on the EGS website
  • Candidates will present their poster during the Engineering Graduate Symposium.
  • Candidates will be judged on their submitted materials and poster presentation by a committee of judges during the Engineering Graduate Symposium.
  • Three Ph.D. students will be chosen as the winners.

Award:

  • Each winner will receive $2,500.
  • Winners will be highlighted on the CoE website.
  • Winners will be honored at the CoE Leaders & Honors Brunch in March.
  • Winners’ names will also be added to a perpetual plaque that is displayed in the lobby outside of Chesebrough Auditorium.

Questions about the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research can be directed to townerphdprize@umich.edu