2017 IEEE Region 1 Annual Student Conference on April 7-9th – University at Buffalo (SUNY)






The IEEE Region 1 Student Conference is the premier annual event where all student branches from the eight states of IEEE Region 1 (Northeastern US) meet to discuss mutual challenges and compete in regional competitions. The conference objective is to encourage lively student engagement and provide opportunities for students to network and learn from other students from across Region 1, while applying practical engineering knowledge in the various competitions. It also provides a great opportunity for student members to network with Industry Professionals and IEEE Leaders.

Conference Highlights:

  • Undergraduate Student Paper Contest  -- Click here to submit a paper online.
  • MicroMouse Workshop for Newbies and Pros  
  • Regional MicroMouse Competition -- Team leader, please email Soon Wan with team member names, IEEE membership#, and micromouse name. 
  • Student Ethics Competition -- Team leader, please email Bruce Hecht with team member names, and IEEE membership#. Team also can sign up for the competition on site.
  • T-shirt Design Contest -- A student branch representative can check in the T-Shirt on-site.
  • iTryRobotic Workshop: For 3rd to 7th grade children Saturday, April 8, 2017 (3:00pm to 4:30pm) To register: Email Soon Wan.
  • Award Ceremony and Dinner
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Meet IEEE Leaders and Industry Professionals

Hotel Registration Deadline: March 19, 2017

Conference Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017

About the Hotel Accommodations:

DoubleTree by Hilton Buffalo-Amherst (10 Flint Road, Amherst, New York 14226) Hotel accommodations will be provided (via a rooming list – do NOT book directly with the hotel) on a first come first serve basis for those traveling more than 100 miles each way. Teams will be required to share a room (4 students per room). Hotel accommodations will not be provided for local participants but meals will be provided during the conference. Those non-students wanting a room should email Dr. Rubenstein to obtain one within our block at $120/night.

The 2017 Region 1 MicroMouse Competition & Workshop is proudly sponsored by IEEE USA


Fee will include all meals, breaks and the Award Ceremony and Dinner at the conference.
Early Bird Register by March 31, 2017 (IEEE Member = $50 Non-Member = $80)
Late and On-Site Registration => (IEEE Member = $65 Non-Member = $95)

  Date and Time




  • University at Buffalo (North Campus)
  • 150 Putnam Way
  • Buffalo, New York
  • United States 14620
  • Building: Student Union
  • Click here for Map

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  • Charles Rubenstein, Region 1 Student Activities Coordinator (c.rubenstein@ieee.org)

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

    Ali Abedi (ali.abedi@maine.edu) & Jason Hui (jason.k.hui@ieee.org), Student Paper Contest Co-Chairs

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

  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Region 1 and IEEE Buffalo Section
  • Starts 24 February 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 09 April 2017 12:00 AM
  • All times are 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
  • Register



2016 Micromouse Competition


2016 iTryRobotic Workshop


Friday (April 7, 2017) - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
1. Welcome Party (at Davis Hall, Salvatore Atrium)
2. Micromouse Practice (at Davis Hall, Bansai Atrium)


Saturday (April 8, 2017) Program

1. Registration, Breakfast

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. Student Branch Showcase and Training
9. Micromouse Design Workshop
10. Award Ceremony and Dinner

Click here for the Conference Flyer!