A student competition sponsored by the The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Application Deadline: July, 20 2016
IEEE International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized engineering programs in any location.
The competition is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS), Power & Energy Society (PES), Industry Application Society (IAS), Industrial Electronics Society (IES), Vehicular Technology Soci ety (VTS) and Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA).
Eligible schools must:
- have an accredited or similarly officially recognized engineering program (through the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET) or equivalent); be a college or university with engineering curricula leading to a full first degree or higher; have the support of the school’s administration; establish a team of student engineers with an identified faculty advisor; demonstrate the necessary faculty and financial support commitments; and demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate engineering education through their proposal.
- University Eligibility Limit:
Each university is limited to support only one team. To confirm eligibility, potential participating schools must submit a Letter of Support (Attachment
II) together with a Preliminary Team Information Form (Attachment I) when they submit the proposal.
Challenge Program Awards: There will be a Grand Prize of $10,000 and three additional awards granted at $1,000, $3000 and $5,000 each.
- US$10,000 will be awarded as Grand Prize for highest score among entries in each topic area meeting all minimum requirements as confirmed through reports and hardware tests.
- The remaining prizes will be awarded to the teams who have scored the highest in categories such as Best Undergraduate Educational Impact, Best Innovative Design of Power Electronics
How to Participate:
- Participation is on a proposal basis. Those schools that are interested must submit a proposal before the proposal deadline. Proposals will be judged by a distinguished panel of volunteer experts from the IEEE and the industry. Schools with successful proposals will be notified two months after the proposal deadline.
- Proposals will be judged on the quality of plans, the likelihood that a team will be successful in meeting the International Future Energy Challenge objectives, technical and production feasibility and degree of innovation. Other key criteria are evidence of the school’s commitment, capability, experience, and resources to implement their design over the one-year span of the competition.
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