Somewhere out there is a lucky and talented team of graduate students who will take home a $2000 prize at IMS2011, the annual conference and exhibition of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). Having been a graduate student struggling away on a stipend, I can recognize the appeal of this prize!
All IMS registered PhD and MS students are eligible to participate in this event. Student teams will compete by giving short presentations detailing their ideas to judges from industry and academia. The winning team for the Graduate Student Challenge will be announced on Thursday, June 9th, the last day of the conference.
Students interested in participating in this new competition are asked to attend a meet and greet on Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00 a.m. The two-person student teams must be from different universities; transnational teaming is encouraged. Each team is charged with developing new ideas and proposing novel applications consistent with their chosen theme. The selection criteria will be based on the originality, content, practicality and clarity of the presentations.
For the smart TV to remain relevant in the growing strength of second screen devices, it must engender an applications development community that will provide as rich a selection of apps as is available on smartphones and tablets.