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2012-2013 Student Video Competition

IEEE-USA "How Engineers Make a World of Difference"
Online Video Scholarship Competition

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$5,000 in Scholarship Awards to Be Presented in 2012-13 IEEE-USA Online Engineering Video Competition; Open to U.S. Undergraduate and Graduate Students

IEEE-USA is launching the organization's sixth online engineering video competition for U.S. college students on "How Engineers Make a World of Difference." IEEE-USA will present three awards, totaling $5,000, to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students: first-place ($2,500); second-place ($1,500); and third-place ($1,000).

Students are challenged to create the most effective two-minute video clips reinforcing in a personal profile for an 11-to-13-year-old "tweener" audience how engineers improve the world.

Entries must be submitted through YouTube by midnight Eastern Time on Friday, 18 January 2013. Winning entries will be announced and shown during Engineers Week, 17-23 February 2013, and will also be featured on PBS' Design Squad website:

The competition is open to all U.S. undergraduate and graduate students regardless of academic discipline. However, at least one undergraduate or graduate student on each team must be a U.S. IEEE student member. Information on how to become an IEEE student member is available at

Students entering the 2012-13 competition should provide a personal profile on how an engineer or technology professional "makes a world of difference." Students can complete these profiles by: (1) describing one of their own research or class projects in terms an 11-to-13 year-old would appreciate and understand; (2) citing the contributions of a celebrated engineer; or (3) discussing why they want to be an engineer and what they would want someone in the tweener age group to know about their passion for engineering.

Entries will be judged by a professional engineering panel on their effectiveness in reaching the target audience by portraying engineers or technical professionals as creative people who seek to make life better, in addition to judging the videos on originality, creativity and entertainment value.

Three Steps to Compete and Win:

  1. Include a brief self introduction preceding your two-minute video in which you state your name, your college or university; and identify at least one participant as a U.S. IEEE student member.
  2. As part of your introduction, indicate that you give IEEE-USA the right to use your video and that you are incorporating non-copyrighted materials.
  3. Upload your video to "YouTube" at, and send the link via email to no later than midnight Eastern Time, Friday, 18 January 2013.

Web Help: Even if you have never uploaded a video to YouTube, you should still consider entering the competition and making your entry your first YouTube video. For tips on how to make a video on YouTube, see

Test your video with brothers and sisters or friends' siblings who are part of the target age group. Look at previous awards winners on YouTube.

IEEE-USA advances the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of 210,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of the IEEE. See

Updated:  24 September 2012