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Rules and Descriptions for EWRI 2018 Student Competitions and Student Chapters

Key Student Events and Deadlines*

Student Technical Paper Competition (Graduate and Undergraduate)

  • —Abstract Due
  • —Final Paper Due
  • —Author Registration Deadline

Student Poster Competition

  • —Abstract Due
  • —Optional Final Paper Due
  • —Author Registration Deadline

WSP Student Design Competition

  • —Abstract Due
  • —Required Final Paper Due

Speed Networking & Career Fair

  • —Applications Due
  • —Applicants notified of acceptance

*Please note that the Paper Competition and the Poster Competition due dates are consistent with the General Session due dates.

Graduate Student Technical Paper Competition

Information & Eligibility:

  • The main author of submissions to this category should be a graduate student.
  • For any work submitted that is the product of research supervised by a faculty adviser, the faculty adviser may be included as a second author.
  • The intent of the competition is to support the development of participants’ research writing skills, so it is anticipated that students submitting the work are the primary authors of the paper and were responsible for its content.
  • Three graduate submissions will be selected based on the content of the technical papers.
  • The top three winners in the will receive complimentary registrations (for one member only of a team), as well as travel funds up to $500 per entry. The top three submissions will receive small monetary awards depending on the availability of the funds.

The Graduate Student Paper Competition has new rules this year! To Enter:

  • Step 1: Submit your one page abstract to a technical track by
  • Step 2: Email Jenn Jacyna at EWRI your submission ID number by . Your email should include the subject line "Intent to Compete in Graduate Paper Competition"*
  • Step 3: Submit your required final paper by .
  • Accepted students will present onsite in the general technical sessions at the Congress.
  • First, second, and third place winners of the Graduate Student Paper Competition will receive awards at the Student Luncheon.

*Please note: While your paper may be accepted and scheduled for presentation, if EWRI has not received your submission number and your "intent to compete" message by the submission deadline, the paper will not be eligible for consideration in the Graduate Student Paper Competition.

Undergraduate Student Technical Paper Competition

Information & Eligibility:

  • The main author of submissions to this category should be an undergraduate student.
  • For any work submitted that is the product of research supervised by a faculty adviser, the faculty adviser may be included as a second author.
  • The intent of the competition is to support the development of participants’ research writing skills, so it is anticipated that students submitting the work are the primary authors of the paper and were responsible for its content.
  • Three undergraduate submissions will be selected based on the content of the technical papers.
  • The top three winners in the will receive complimentary registrations (for one member only of a team), as well as travel funds up to $500 per entry. The top three submissions will receive small monetary awards depending on the availability of the funds.

To Enter:

  • Submit your abstract to the Undergraduate Student Paper Competition in the Students Track by .
  • Submit your optional final paper by for consideration in the Proceedings.
  • Register for the conference by .
  • First, second, and third place winners will receive awards at the Student Luncheon.

Student Poster Competition

Information & Eligibility:

  • Authors must be able to present their work on a designated poster board at the conference.
  • Final papers are optional and may be published in the Conference Proceedings.
  • Authors MUST be registered by in order to present onsite.
  • Student Poster Competition winners do not receive the complimentary registration or travel funding.

To Enter:

  • Submit your abstract to the Poster Competition in the Students Track by .
  • Submit your final paper by .
  • Register for the conference by .
  • First, second, and third place winners will receive awards at the Student Luncheon

Conference Proceedings

Graduate and undergraduate student paper competitors are required to submit a final paper; poster student competitors are not. Any student who submits a final paper will have his/her paper reviewed by the track chairs for consideration and publication in the Conference Proceedings.

WSP Student Design Competition

The WSP Student Design Competition (formerly the WSP | PB Student Design Competition) competition aims to provide learning opportunities for undergraduate senior students in solving real-life infrastructure problems and developing practical yet innovative solutions prior to entering the industry. Currently all undergraduate civil/environmental engineering programs are required to include a "capstone" design experience. Schools are strongly encouraged to participate in this exciting competition. To participate, each student team should submit the following to Wes Lauer:

  • An intent to compete that includes a list of team members, project subject, and a preliminary title by .
  • A four-page project summary by (subject line “WSP Extended Abstract” sent to Dr. Wes Lauer).
  • Project summaries should be submitted in MS Word or Adobe PDF format. There are no specific requirements regarding page formatting, line spacing, fonts, etc., but teams should select a format that facilitates effective communication of technical content. Any graphics and/or tables should be included within the four-page limit.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts. The top teams will be invited to compete at the EWRI Congress. Each student team will orally present their project to a panel of industry judges during a special session at the conference. Invited teams will receive complimentary registrations, and up to $1000 as travel funds.
  • First, second, and third place winners will be presented at the Student Luncheon.

Many thanks to WSP for their continued, generous support.

Speed Networking & Career Fair

EWRI is excited to offer students and new professionals the opportunity to meet, "speed-dating style," prospective employers in a fun and relaxed setting!

The Professional Practice Council will select up to 50 of the top applicants who will be invited to attend this high energy career fair which will feature 45 minutes of speed-interviewing, followed by a light networking reception.

Successful applicants are encouraged to bring multiple copies of resumes or CVs, dress for success, and come with a positive and professional attitude-you may be meeting your new employer!

Apply by February 1, 2018!

EWRI Student Chapters

The Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), via the Student Council is calling for applications from students and faculty members (that work in areas relevant to the EWRI mission) that want to form new EWRI student chapters across US, or that want to support existing EWRI chapters.

This is a great opportunity for students and faculty to have financial support and focus on developing students’ professional skills while working on the development of local, regional and national networks with the environmental and water resources community.

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