PELS Ph.D. Thesis Talk Award (P3 Talk) is a competition organized by the PELS Education Digital Media Committee to recognize the excellent work of PELS Members that recently received their Ph.D. certificates. To enter the competition, a 3 minute video summarizing their Ph.D. research should be uploaded. The videos are evaluated by worldwide distinguished judges and up to 5 winners receive USD$1000 A certification is given to each winner and their videos are featured on the PELS website.
There are some eligibility criteria, such as the participant must receive their Ph.D. certificate or have proof of final thesis defense within a period determined by the commission; must be IEEE PELS Members; and previous participants are NOT eligible.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three judges from across the world to score and rank the video submissions. Reviewers will be asked to score the video submissions according to the problem definition, design methodology, achieved outcomes, quality of the video, and presentation.
More information can be found here.
ECCE Student Project Demonstrations on Emerging Technology Award Program
Since 2011, ECCE has organized the hardware demo event for students to showcase their research outcomes and interact with academia and industry. Three prizes are awarded at ECCE to the best student project demonstrations.
Topics of interest include all emerging areas of power electronics and related Technologies, such as energy harvesting, 3d power electronics integration, wireless power transfer, high-temperature power electronics, ultra-efficient and high-power-density converters and inverters, emerging power devices and their applications, emerging solutions for a passive component used in power electronics, high-reliability power electronic components and converters, etc.
Project teams selected for participation will be notified, and all members of the selected project teams must register for ECCE in order to participate in the demonstration event. Travel grants will be allocated for each participating project team. For the demonstration, each team will be provided a space in the ECCE exhibition hall. Each project demonstration will be evaluated by a judging panel comprising members from the industry and the academia. The panel members will select the top three project demonstrations based on originality/creativity, engineering design, value to practical applications, presentation, and audience appeal. The top three student project teams will be recognized with the Student Project Demonstration on Emerging Technology Award as follows:
- 1st Prize (a certificate and a cash award of $700)
- 2nd Prize (a certificate and a cash award of $500)
- 3rd Prize (a certificate and a cash award of $300)