The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society will honor the two best student papers presented at the conference. The purpose of these awards is to encourage both outstanding student contributions and greater student participation as principal or sole authors of papers, as well as to acknowledge the importance of student contributions to the fields embraced by the NPSS umbrella. The four best submissions will receive cash awards of $500 and a certificate.
To qualify for consideration the student must self-identify their interest for inclusion when they upload their abstract. They should have a supporting letter from their supervisor sent to the student paper contest co-ordinator (see below). Any student who is the principal author/researcher and the presenter of either an oral or poster paper at the PPC-2019 conference and who has been identified as a student author will be eligible. Please note only one entry is allowed per student.
The deadline for submitting letters is not yet announced.
The work presented should be the majority work of the student and will be judged on grounds of originality, value to the community and delivery. A judging panel of four will be chosen to represent the breadth of the PPPS community. This panel will select six abstracts from the submissions for inclusion in the Student Paper Contest at the conference.
At the conference, the student paper contest will consist of a hosted buffet dinner on the Monday evening at which the six successful students will present their papers to the judging panel. The presentations will be judged on technical merit, quality of presentation and the student's understanding of the subject. The winning papers will be announced at the conference dinner on the Wednesday.
Student Paper Contest Coordinator
The Erwin Marx Award recognizes outstanding contributions to pulsed power technology by an individual over an extended period of time.
The Peter Haas Award recognizes outstanding contributions to pulsed power technology resulting from an individual’s continued effort to develop programs of research, education, and information exchange that are the basis for progress in pulsed power.
The Arthur H. Guenther Award recognizes outstanding students in the field of pulsed power by identifying their unique achievements in the field of pulsed power science, engineering and technology development.
Information about the Erwin Marx, Peter Haas and the Arthur H. Gunther (student) awards is found at the NPSS Awards Comittee website.
The Plasma Science and Applications (PSAC) Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of Plasma Science.
The Igor Alexeff Outstanding Student Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of plasma science and technology by undergraduate or graduate students.
The deadline for nomination is October 1st, 2018. Additional information about these awards can be found at the PSAC website, and questions should be directed to the PSAC Awards Committee Chair, Dr. David Abe, at the email address email@example.com.
- NPSS Student Paper Awards For outstanding student posters or oral papers. The purpose of these awards is to encourage both outstanding student contributions and greater student participation as principal or sole authors of papers as well as to acknowledge the importance of student contributions to the fields embraced by the NPSS.
For additional information see NPSS Conference Awards.
The Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant To promote continuing education and encourage membership in NPSS, by providing tuition and travel cost assistance for mini-course participants. Additional information and application forms are available at the NPSS Conference Awards website. To apply, fill out the application form, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 27, 2019.
NPSS Child Care Assistance Grant The Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society is offering child care reimbursement of up to $400 per family to assist conference attendees who incur additional childcare expenses by attending an NPSS conference. Limited funds are available and preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers who are IEEE NPSS members. To apply for Child Care Assistance, fill out this form and return it no later than June 28, 2019 by email to: email@example.com