2012-2013 Student Video Competition|
"How Engineers Make a World of Difference"
Online Video Scholarship
Scholarship Awards to Be Presented in 2012-13
IEEE-USA Online Engineering Video Competition;
Open to U.S. Undergraduate and Graduate Students
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).
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.
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
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
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.
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
Steps to Compete and Win:
- 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.
- 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.
Upload your video to "YouTube" at
www.youtube.com, and send the link via
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight
Eastern Time, Friday, 18 January 2013.
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
video with brothers and sisters or friends'
siblings who are part of the target age group.
Look at previous awards winners on
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careers and public policy interests of 210,000
engineering, computing and technology
professionals who are U.S. members of the IEEE.
24 September 2012