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STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION

The SMSB Student Paper competition recognizes the top student papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges.

ELIGIBILITY

  • All student presenters must be registered attendees of the SMSB 2018 Conference.
  • The student must be the first author and presenter of the paper.
  • The student must be a student member of CSCE – Sign up free here
  • One paper per student in the competition.
  • Abstract and paper must be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings.

EVALUATION CRITERIA 

There will be two rounds of evaluation to determine the winners in the conference website and CSCE Bulletin after the conference.

Prior to the conference, all student papers will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Overall quality, originality and effort in the research work
  • Clear introduction to the topic/research objectives
  • Literary quality of the paper
  • Research methodology
  • Technical value of the research
  • Creativity and innovation, key contributions

During the conference, session chairs will score the student oral presentation. The presentations will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Clear introduction to the topic/research objectives
  • Clear presentation of the research work, methodologies, innovations and contributions
  • Discussion of research findings
  • Overall quality of presentation (content and quality of slides and of oral presentation)

The winners will be determined by the overall scores. The paper evaluation will have a weight of 50% and the presentation will have a weight of 50%.

PRIZES

The announcement of the top three student papers will be posted in the conference website and in the CSCE Bulletin. The top three winners will receive a personalized certificate as well as a cash prize – $400 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place.

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