2016 IEEE Region 1 Annual Student Conference


2016 IEEE Region 1 Student Conference

Conference Website: http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/1/sac/events.php

On behalf of the IEEE Region 1 Student Activities Committee, we would like to welcome you to the 2016 IEEE Region 1 Student Activities Conference at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), New Britain, CT on April 16-17, 2016. The conference objective is to encourage student competition and provide an opportunity for the students to network and learn from other students from across the IEEE Region 1 (Northeastern United States), while applying practical engineering knowledge in the various competitions.

Hotel Accommodations (CLOSED):
Courtyard by Marriott Hartford/Farmington
1583 Southeast Rd; Farmington, CT 06032

Shared (4 students per room) hotel accommodations will be included in the registration fee, on a first come-first served basis, for those students who have to travel move than 100 miles each way. Teams will be expected to carpool when traveling to the event and may request a 'team' shared room. All student participants need to register and pay the conference fee before a room will be assigned. Hotel accommodations do not apply to faculty or local participants, however, if a room is needed, you must reserve your room through our Master-billed room block at a nightly rate of $140 for King, and $165 for Double room and reimburse the Region for your room.


Undergraduate Student Paper Contest: 

To submit paper online: http://ieee-r1-studentconference.fluidreview.com

All Competitions and Student Paper Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2016

Micromouse Competition:
Team leader, please email Soon Wan (gimsoon@ieee.org) with team member names, IEEE membership#, and micromouse name. 

iTryRobotic Workshop: Designed for 3rd to 7th grade children
Saturday, April 16, 2016 (2:00pm to 5:30pm)
To register:  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38848

Fee will include all meals, breaks and the Award Ceremony and Dinner at the conference.
Early Bird Register by March 31, 2016 (IEEE Member = $50 Non-Member = $80)
Late and On-Site Registration => (IEEE Member = $65 Non-Member = $95)

  Date and Time




  • Start time: 16 Apr 2016 07:00 AM
  • End time: 17 Apr 2016 12:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • 1615 Stanley St
  • New Britain, Connecticut
  • United States 06053
  • Building: Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
  • Room Number: Student Center
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  • Charles Rubenstein, Region 1 Student Activities Coordinator (c.rubenstein@ieee.org)

    Soon Wan, Micromouse Competition Chair (gimsoon@ieee.org)

    Rob Vice, Student Paper Contest Chair (vice@ieee.org)

    Bruce Hecht, Student Ethics Competition Chair (bruce.hecht@ieee.org)



  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Region 1
  • Starts 31 January 2016 08:00 AM
  • Ends 15 April 2016 11:55 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • Admission fee ?
  • Menu: Undergraduate Student Paper Contest, Micromouse Competition, Ethics Competition, T-Shirt Design, Steering Committee Members, Speakers, Judges, or Volunteers, Guests, Region 1 Excom Member, iTryRobotic Workshop


Friday (April 15, 2016) - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
1. Resume Workshop and Review
2. Introduction to design and build a micromouse
3. Ice Cream Party (sponsor by IEEE Region 1 Young Professionals)
4. Micromouse Practice


Saturday (April 16, 2016) Program

1. Registration (at Welte Hall), Breakfast (at the hotel)

2. Student Paper Contest (1st=$800, 2nd=$500, 3rd=$200)
3. Ethics Competition (1st=$300, 2nd=$150 for Student Branch)
4. Micromouse Competition (1st=$800, 2nd=$500, 3rd=$200)
5. T-Shirt Design (Highest number of votes by attendees = $200)

6. Lunch and Networking

7. Keynote Plenary Session
8. Robotics Technical Track Sessions (Sponsored by Connecticut RAS Chapter)
9. iTryRobotic Workshop for grade 3 to 7 kids (Sponsored by IEEE-USA)
10. Student Branch Showcase and Training
11. Award Ceremony and Dinner


Sunday (April 17, 2016) Program

1. Hand-on Workshop to experience and learn building a Micromouse with a robot kit.