Current IEEE student competition opportunities
IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition
Show how you can change the world by developing a unique solution to a real-world problem using engineering, technology, science, computing, and leadership skills to benefit your community or the world. Explain how you have made a positive impact for humanity, and you can win.
Winners will receive awards ranging from the grand prize of US$10,000 to runner-up prizes of US$5,000, US$2,500, and US$1,000. Winners of the top prize will also be invited to accept their award in person at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in August 2015.
See official competition rules (PDF, 281 KB) for more information on eligibility, requirements, prizes, judging, and deadlines.
Submission deadline: 31 January 2015
IEEE student competitions
IEEE offers a multitude of student competitions annually, sponsored by a variety of IEEE units, including the MGA Student Activities Committee and various Societies. Take a look at some of the offerings for IEEE Student and Graduate Student members. New contests are added frequently, so check here often.
Student paper contests
IEEE Societies offer students the opportunity to submit papers to recognize technical, written, and verbal communication skills. These paper contests offer students the opportunity to showcase their technical knowledge through recognition and awards. Frequently, students are invited to attend and present their paper at a conference sponsored by the Society, exposing students to the technical community beyond the university. The ability to network with experienced professionals in the industry is invaluable when students begin their job search following graduation. Review the paper contest offerings by IEEE Societies and Regions and submit a paper today.
- IEEE Regional Student Paper Contests
- IEEE Power & Energy Society Student Prize Paper Award in Honor of T. Burke Hayes
- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Student Paper Contest
- IEEE Computer Society Lance Stafford Larson Student Scholarship for Best Student Paper
- IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Student Paper Competition
Industry-sponsored student competitions
There are a variety of other student competitions offered by industry partners for students that focus on technical and engineering topics. IEEE is not responsible for any aspect of these competitions and only lists these as a courtesy for IEEE Student members.