2018 IEEE Region 1 Annual Student Conference on March 23-24th – NYIT (Old Westbury)


The IEEE Region 1 Student Conference (StuCon) 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. StuCon also provides a great opportunity for student members to network with Industry Professionals and IEEE Leaders.

Conference Highlights:

  • Undergraduate Student Paper Contest (paper deadline March 15, 2018): To submit a paper
  • MicroMouse Competition on March 24, 2018. To register: Micromouse Competition
  • 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.
  • Friday Hackathon
  • Saturday Drones Workshop!
  • T-shirt Design Contest: A student branch representative can check in the T-Shirt on-site.
  • Award Ceremony and Dinner
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Meet IEEE Leaders and Industry Professionals

NEW in 2018:

Hackathon: Friday, March 23, 2018 (5:00pm-11:00pm)
To register: Email Jordan Kaplan. Space is limited.

Drones Workshop: Saturday, March 24, 2018 (1:00pm to 4:30pm)
To register: Email Vince Socci. Limited to first 40 signing up.


Hotel Registration Deadline: Closed!

Early Conference Registration Deadline:  Closed!

Late Conference Registration Deadline: Day of the Event (March 24)

Hotel Accommodations:
Hilton Garden Inn Roslyn

3 Harbor Park Drive, Port Washington NY 11050

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 $140/night, taxes included.


2018 Region Drones Workshop is proudly sponsored by IEEE Foundation


Fee will include all meals, breaks and the Award Ceremony and Dinner at the conference.
Late and On-Site Registration => (IEEE Member = $75 Non-Member = $120)

  Date and Time




  • New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury))
  • Northern Boulevard at Valentines Lane Old Westbury
  • Old Westbury, New York
  • United States 11568
  • Click here for Map

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  • Charles Rubenstein, R1 Student Activities Coordinator
    Soon Wan, Micromouse Competition Chair
    Ali Abedi, Jason Hui, Student Paper Contest Co-Chairs
    Bruce Hecht, Ethics Competition Chair

  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Region 1 and IEEE Long Island Section
  • Starts 12 December 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 24 March 2018 11:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
  • Admission fee ?
  • Menu: Undergraduate Student Paper Contest, Micromouse Competition, Ethics Competition, T-Shirt Design
  • Register



Micromouse Competition


iTryRobotic Workshop


Friday (March 23, 2018) –
Welcome Party                                   David G. Salten Hall, Main Dining Area, 4-5PM
Micromouse Practice                           David G. Salten Hall, RM SC1, 5-7PM
Hackathon                                         David G. Salten Hall, RM SC2, 5-11PM


Saturday (March 24, 2018) Program

Breakfast (7:30-8:00AM) at the Hotel or on your own         

Registration (8:00AM-12:00PM) David G. Salten Hall, Main Dining Area

Session 1 (8:30AM-11:30AM)

  1. Micromouse Competition: Anna Rubin Hall, RM 308/310
  2. Ethics Competition: Anna Rubin Hall, RM 316
  3. Paper Competition: Anna Rubin Hall, RM 314

Break (10-10:30AM) Harry Schure Hall Lobby

Lunch and Networking (11:30-12:30PM) Harry Schure Hall RM 130

Student Branch Presentations (12:30-1:00PM) Harry Schure Hall RM 130

Session 2

  1. Micromouse Workshop: Anna Rubin Hall, RM 308/310 (1:00PM-4:00PM)
  2. Drones Workshop: David G. Salten Hall, SC1/SC2 (1:00PM-4:30PM)
  3. Student Branch Leader Training, Harry J. Schure Hall, RM 102/103, 1:00-2:30PM
  4. Soon’s Ice Cream Party, Harry J. Schure Hall, Hall Lobby, 2:30-3:00PM
  5. Networking for Introverts, Harry J. Schure Hall, Rm 130, 3:00-4:00PM

Break (4:30-5:30PM)  

Awards Ceremony (5:30PM-6:00PM) Harry J. Schure Hall, RM 130
- Student Paper Contest (1st=$800, 2nd=$500, 3rd=$200) 
- Ethics Competition (1st=$300, 2nd=$150 for Student Branch) 
- Micromouse Competition (1st=$800, 2nd=$500, 3rd=$200) 

Dinner (6:00-7:00PM) David G. Salten Hall, Main Dining Area

Click here for the Conference Flyer!