2022 Young Professional Best Paper Award Competition

USAEE is happy to invite young professionals (35 years and younger at the time of submission or five years or less from completion of their last degree) to submit abstracts for the 2022 Best Paper Award Competition. For the information on the finalists and the award winners of the YP competitions in previous years, please see below .

We invite young professionals working in academia, industry, government, and other organizations to participate in this competition. 3-4 finalists will be selected to submit their full papers and present their research live at a webinar with judges and the audience at 10 am ET on Friday, October 14th, 2022.  Please note the following instructions and deadlines.

  1. Abstracts are due Monday, August 1st, 2022. Please use the paper abstract template for abstract submission. In your submission email to USAEE Academic Committee member Dr. Yueming (Lucy) Qiu (yqiu16@umd.edu), please indicate your age at the time of submission and the year of obtaining your last degree.
  2. The invitations to the 3-4 finalists for the best paper competition will be sent out around August 17th.
  3. The finalists need to submit a full paper via email to yqiu16@umd.edu before September 23rd. The paper should be 8.5 by 11 inch page setup; 12-font size; 15 pages maximum (any paper that exceeds the page limitation will be subject to disqualification); the 15-page limit does not include references or appendices.
  4. The 3-4 finalists will present their research at a webinar held at 10 am ET on October 14th, 2022. In order to receive the award, finalists must present their work in the Young Professional Best Paper Competition webinar on Oct 14th.
  5. Please submit all the above-mentioned materials to yqiu16@umd.edu, with "Submission for USAEE Young Professional events" in the subject line.

To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must:

  • be a young professional (35 years and younger at the time of abstract submission or five years or less from completion of their last degree);
  • Students should submit their papers to the USAEE student events such as the student paper competition and USAEE/IAEE annual conference, instead of this young professional event.
  • be a member of USAEE or IAEE in good standing. Membership information may be found at www.usaee.org or www.iaee.org.
  • The concept development, the research described in the abstract and paper, and the writing of the paper must be primarily the work of the young professional or equal contribution of all authors, and cannot have previously won a prize at an IAEE-affiliated conference.

Questions related to these young professional events should be addressed to Dr. Yueming (Lucy) Qiu  (yqiu16@umd.edu).

Previous Winners