2018 IEEE Region 1 Annual Student Conference on March 23-25th – 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/Saturday hackathon
  • Sunday Drones Workshop!
  • 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, March 24, 2018 (3:00pm to 4:30pm). To register: Email Soon Wan.
  • Award Ceremony and Dinner
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Meet IEEE Leaders and Industry Professionals

NEW in 2018:

Hackathon: Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, 2018 (Friday 6:00pm to Saturday 12:00noon)
To register: Email Roshan Mary Varghese. Space is limited.

Drones Workshop: Sunday, March 25, 2018 (9:00am to 1:00pm)
To register: Email Vince Socci. Limited to first 40 signing up.


Hotel Registration Deadline: March 7, 2018

Conference Registration Deadline:  March 15, 2018

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.
Early Bird Register by March 18, 2018 (IEEE Member = $60 Non-Member = $100)
Late and On-Site Registration => (IEEE Member = $75 Non-Member = $120)

  Date and Time




  • Start time: 23 March 2018 12:00 PM
  • End time: 25 March 2018 12:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
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  • New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury))
  • Northern Boulevard at Valentines Lane Old Westbury
  • Old Westbury, New York
  • United States 11568
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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
  • Admission fee applies ?
  • Starts 12 December 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 25 March 2018 12:00 AM
  • All times are US/Eastern
  • Menu: Undergraduate Student Paper Contest, Micromouse Competition, Ethics Competition, T-Shirt Design



Micromouse Competition


iTryRobotic Workshop


Friday (March 23, 2018) –
Welcome Party                                   David G. Salten Hall, Main Dining Area, 4-6PM
Micromouse Practice                           David G. Salten Hall, RM SC1, 5-7PM
Hackathon                                         David G. Salten Hall, RM SC2, 5-7PM


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 : David G. Salten Hall, RM SC1
  2. TBD: David G. Salten Hall, RM SC2 or Harry Schure Hall RM B12
  3. TBD: Harry Schure Hall, RM 107 or B12  

Lunch and Networking (11:30-1PM)              

Session 2 (1:45PMM-4:45PM)

  1. Ethics Competition Harry J. Schure Hall, RM 107
  2. Paper Competition Harry J. Schure Hall, RM 102/103
  3. Training Session

    1. Student Branch Leader Training, Harry J. Schure Hall, RM 102/103, 1:45-2:30PM
    2. Snack Break, Harry J. Schure Hall, Hall Lobby, 2:30-2:45PM
    3. Networking for introverts, Harry J. Schure Hall, Rm 130, 2:45-3:30PM
    4. TBD, Harry J. Schure Hall, RM 130, 3:45-2:30PM

Break (5-5:30PM)        

Awards Ceremony (5:30PM-8:30PM) TBD


Sunday (March 25, 2018) Program

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

Registration (8:00AM-9:30PM)  David G. Salten Hall, Main Dining Area)

Session 1 (8:30AM-11:45AM)

  1. Micromouse Design Workshop : David G. Salten Hall, RM SC1
  2. Drones Workshop: David G. Salten Hall, RM SC2 or Harry Schure Hall RM B12

Competition Prizes:
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)

Click here for the Conference Flyer!