Student Corner

Competition Schedule


EMI 2015 Student Paper Competition
Sponsored by the EMI Modeling Inelasticity and Multiscale Behavior (MIMB) Committee – Professor
Huiming Yin (Contact)
Wednesday, June 17
12:00 – 14:00, Huang 305

EMI 2015 Student Paper Competition
Sponsored by the EMI Probabilistic Methods Committee – Professor Alexandros Taflanidis (Contact)
Thursday, June 18
12:00 – 14:00, Shriram 108

EMI 2015 Student Paper Competition
Sponsored by EMI Dynamics Committee – Professor Siu-Kui Au (Contact)
Date: Thursday, June 18
12:00 – 14:00, Huang 305

EMI 2015 Student Poster Competition
Sponsored by the EMI Computational Mechanics Committee – Professor Ertugrul Taciroglu
(Contact)
Thursday, June 18
16:30 – 17:45, Huang Amphitheater

EMI 2015 Student Poster Competition
Sponsored by the EMI Granular Mechanics Committee – Professor Matthew Kuhn (Contact)
Thursday, June 18
16:30 – 17:45, Huang Amphitheater
EMI 2015 Student Poster Competition
Sponsored by the EMI Experimental Analysis and Instrumentation Committee – Professor Suren
Chen (Contact)
Thursday, June 18

EMI 2015 Student Poster Competition
16:30 – 17:45, Huang Amphitheater
Dr. Masao Satake Memorial Symposium on Granular Mechanics
Sponsored by the EMI Granular Mechanics Committee – Professor Anthony Rosato (Contact)
Thursday, June 18
16:30 – 17:45, Huang Amphitheater


Poster Session Information:

  • Portrait Orientation
  • 4 ft. (1.2m) high x 3 ft. (0.9m) wide
  • Logos of the presenter's institution and any company sponsor logos may be included but no commercial or marketing information.


Dr. Masao Satake Memorial Symposium on Granular Mechanics (NEW!)

The Granular Materials Committee of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute is pleased to announce a competition open to all students participating in the “Dr. Masao Satake Memorial Symposium on Granular Mechanics”. The award is being sponsored by the Granular Science Laboratory at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

A first place prize of $300, and a second prize of $100 will be awarded.
  • Students who wish to be considered for the awards must:
  • Be a co-author of a submitted and accepted abstract in the Symposium and a participant in its poster session.
  • Submit an application cover letter expressing an interest in being considered for the competition.
  • Submit a one-page CV that includes at a minimum the current institution in which the student is pursuing a PhD, a summary of research activities relevant to the symposium, and a list of papers in peer-reviewed journals (either published or submitted).
Applications must be sent via e-mail as a single pdf to Prof. Anthony Rosato (rosato@njit.edu) no later than May 15, 2015. Award decisions by a panel of two judges will be based on the clarity, quality and technical content of the poster, and a 5 minute presentation by the applicant at the poster session to be announced at the opening of the Symposium


EMI 2015 Student Paper Competition (NEW!)

Sponsored by: EMI Modeling Inelasticity & Multiscale Behavior (MIMB) Committee 
The Modeling Inelasticity & Multiscale Behavior Committee of ASCE/EMI is pleased to announce the First Annual Student Paper Competition in Inelasticity. The Competition is open to any student author of an EMI Conference contribution applying modeling and simulation approaches to inelastic behavior of civil engineering materials. Students whose abstracts in this thematic area have been accepted by the Conference are eligible to compete. 
In order to be considered, students must 

  • Submit an abstract to be considered for oral presentation in the Conference (in any of the Conference Mini-Symposia). Abstracts should have been submitted by the Conference deadline. 

  • Express interest in participating in the Competition and forward the abstract acceptance notification by emailing Professor Huiming Yin (yin@civil.columbia.edu) by April 15, 2015. 

  • Submit a paper (maximum page limit = 4) for the Competition by May 15, 2015. Dr. Yin will send the student participants a template for the paper by April 16, 2015. 

The top five papers will be selected for presentation in a special session of the Conference in front of a panel of three judges, after which up to three winners will be selected for receipt of a cash prize and a certificate. Note that this will be an additional presentation to the oral presentation the students will give as part of the regular EMI Conference (in the Mini-Symposium they submitted their abstracts to). After their initial expression of interest, Dr. Yin will contact the student for further instructions. Please forward all questions related to this Competition to Dr. Yin at yin@civil.columbia.edu.


NSF Student Travel Award

EMI 2015 is pleased to provide a limited number of NSF Student Travel Awards to student participants whose abstracts have been provisionally accepted by the Conference. The Award is in the amount of $300 and may be used for Conference registration. To qualify for this Award, the student must be the Contact Author of a provisionally accepted abstract submitted to the Conference, and must be registered by the Early Bird Deadline of March 31, 2015.  To apply for this Award, the applicant must submit a one-page CV and forward the abstract acceptance notification email to Professor Christian Linder at linder@stanford.edu no later than March 1, 2015. 

Students who have not yet submitted an abstract and who wish to participate in the Conference may apply for the Student Travel Award by giving a poster presentation on any topic relevant to the Conference. To apply for this Award, the student must:
  •  submit a poster abstract to MS 00: General Submissions by March 1, 2015 at www.emi2015.info/abstract-submission 
  • be the Contact Author and presenter of the accepted poster, and  
  • email a one-page CV to Professor Christian Linder at linder@stanford.edu by March 1, 2015. The poster may or may not be related to the three Student Poster Competitions shown below. If the poster is also accepted for presentation at one of the Student Poster Competitions shown below, the prize for the Competition is separate from the Student Travel Award.



EMI 2015 Student Paper Competition
Sponsored by: EMI Probabilistic Methods Committee


The Probabilistic Methods Committee of ASCE/EMI is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Student Paper Competition in Probabilistic Methods. The Competition is open to any student author of an EMI Conference contribution applying probabilistic methods to problems in engineering mechanics. Students whose abstracts in this thematic area have been accepted by the Conference are eligible to compete.

In order to be considered, students must
  • Submit an abstract to be considered for oral presentation in the Conference (in any of the Conference Mini-Symposia). Abstracts should be submitted through OpenConf by the Conference deadline. 
  • Express interest in participating in the Competition by emailing Professor Alexandros Taflanidis (a.taflanidis@nd.edu) by January 1, 2015. 
  • Forward the abstract acceptance notification to Dr. Taflanidis by January 31, 2015. 
  • Submit a paper (maximum page limit = 4) for the Competition by March 1, 2015. Dr. Taflanidis will send the student participants a template for the paper by January 15, 2015. 
The top five papers will be selected for presentation in a special session of the Conference in front of a panel of three judges, after which up to three winners will be selected for receipt of a cash prize and a certificate. Note that this will be an additional presentation to the oral presentation the students will give as part of the regular EMI Conference (in the Mini-Symposium they submitted their abstracts to). After their initial expression of interest, Dr. Taflanidis will contact the student for further instructions. Please forward all questions related to this Competition to Dr. Taflanidis at a.taflanidis@nd.edu.



EMI 2015 Student Paper Competition
Sponsored by: EMI Dynamics Committee



The Dynamics Committee of ASCE-EMI is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Student Paper Competition in Dynamics. The Competition is open to any student author of a paper in the thematic area of Dynamics. Students whose abstracts in this thematic area have been accepted to the Conference will be considered for this Paper Competition.

To be eligible for the Competition, a participant must:
  • Submit an abstract in the thematic area of Dynamics through OpenConf by the Conference deadline. 
  • Forward the abstract acceptance notification and express interest in the Competition to Professor Siu-Kui Au (siukuiau@liverpool.ac.uk) by January 31, 2015. 
  • Submit a four-page full paper to the Competition organizing committee (email to Professor Siu-Kui Au, siukuiau@liverpool.ac.uk) by March 1, 2015. 
  • Be a student at the time of submission. 
  • Present the abstract at the Conference and must be the principal author of the paper. 
The submitted papers will be evaluated by a panel of three expert judges. The top four papers will be selected for presentation in a special session at the EMI Conference, which will be in addition to the regular presentation within the Conference. The winner will receive an EMI certificate.



EMI 2015 Student Poster Competition
Sponsored by: EMI Computational Mechanics Committee


The Computational Mechanics Committee of ASCE-EMI is pleased to announce its Annual Student Poster Competition in Computational Mechanics. The competition is open to any student applicant in the broad area of Computational Mechanics.

To apply for this Competition, a participant must:
  • Submit an abstract in the thematic area of Computational Mechanics through OpenConf by the Conference deadline. 
  • Forward the abstract acceptance notification and express interest in the Competition to Professor Ertugrul Taciroglu (etacir@ucla.edu) by January 31, 2015. 
  • Submit a poster to the organizing committee via email to Professor Taciroglu, etacir@ucla.edu by April 1, 2015. 
  • Be a student at the time of submission and the principal developer of the poster. 
  • Not submit the poster (and its affiliated abstract) to any other student competition within the EMI conference 
  • Present the poster at the Conference. 
The submitted posters will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges, who will also interview the applicants at the designated poster sessions during the Conference. The winner and several runners-up will receive an EMI certificate and various prizes.



EMI 2015 Student Poster Competition
Sponsored by: EMI Granular Mechanics Committee


The Granular Mechanics Committee of ASCE-EMI is pleased to announce its Annual Student Poster Competition in Granular Mechanics. The competition is open to any student applicant in the broad area of Granular Mechanics.

To apply for this Competition, a participant must:
  • Submit an abstract in the thematic area of Granular Mechanics through OpenConf by the Conference deadline. 
  • Forward the abstract acceptance notification and express interest in the Competition to Professor Matthew Kuhn (kuhn@up.edu) by January 31, 2015. 
  • Submit a poster to the organizing committee via email to Professor Kuhn, kuhn@up.edu by April 1, 2015. 
  • Be a student at the time of submission and the principal developer of the poster. 
  • Not submit the poster (and its affiliated abstract) to any other student competition within the EMI conference 
  • Present the poster at the Conference. 

The submitted posters will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges, who will also interview the applicants at the designated poster sessions during the Conference. The winner and several runners-up will receive an EMI certificate and various prizes.


EMI 2015 Student Poster Competition
Sponsored by: EMI Experimental Analysis and Instrumentation Committee

The Experimental Analysis and Instrumentation Committee of ASCE-EMI is pleased to announce its Annual Student Poster Competition in Experimental Analysis and Instrumentation. The competition is open to any student applicant in the broad area of Experimental Analysis and Instrumentation.

To apply for this Competition, a participant must:
  • Submit an abstract in the thematic area of Experimental Analysis and Instrumentation through OpenConf  by the Conference deadline.
  • Forward the abstract acceptance notification and express interest in the Competition to Professor Suren Chen (schen@rams.colostate.edu) by January 31, 2015.
  • Submit a poster to the organizing committee via email to Professor Chen, schen@rams.colostate.edu by April 1, 2015.
  • Be a student at the time of submission and the principal developer of the poster.
  • Not submit the poster (and its affiliated abstract) to any other student competition within the EMI conference
  • Present the poster at the Conference.
The submitted posters will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges, who will also interview the applicants at the designated poster sessions during the Conference. The winner and several runners-up will receive an EMI certificate and various prizes.