National Student Paper Contest*
Papers presented at the National Student Paper Contest (NSPC) held annually at the AIChE Annual Meeting must conform to the following rules to be eligible for presentation and to qualify for a prize.
1. The student presenting the paper should be the first place presenter at an AIChE Student Chapter Regional Conference held during the same calendar year as the Annual Meeting at which the paper is presented. In the event that the first place presenter from the Regional Conference is unable to attend the NSPC, the presenter of the second place paper in will be invited to represent the Region. The presenter of the third place paper from the Regional Conference will be invited to present, if the second place presenter is unable to participate. The presenter representing the region in the NSPC must place no lower than third at the Regional Conference. Eligible presenters must indicate their willingness to participate in the NSPC by submitting an abstract to the NSPC chair by the deadline set for the Annual Meeting. In the event that the Regional Conference is held after this deadline, the abstract must be submitted within the week following the conclusion of the Regional Conference.
2. The presenter of the paper must have been an undergraduate at the time his or her paper was presented at an AIChE Student Chapter Regional Conference.
3. The contents of the paper must be substantially different than any paper presented by the presenter at any previous National Student Paper Contest.
4. Only one paper from each AIChE Student Chapter Regional Conference shall be presented. In the case of a tie for first prize in a Regional Conference, or if two first prizes are awarded, the Region must make a selection and nominate only one paper for the National Student Paper Contest.
5. Co-authors on papers are allowed; however, only one person shall make the presentation at the National Student Paper Contest, and this person must have been substantially involved in the project or subject of the presented paper.
6. A panel of not less than three judges will evaluate the presentations. The decision of the panel of judges will be final.
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