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Annual IEEE Orange County Section

Student Design Contest



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Engineering & Computer Science Students. . .


IEEE Orange County Section cordially invites you to participate in its 2011 Student Design Contest (SDC)!  The Contest will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at the 9th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference Exhibit, at the Radisson Hotel Newport Beach.


The SDC provides an outstanding forum in which graduate and undergraduate students’ efforts can be shared with an audience of academic and industrial technical experts.



SDC Project Proposal


The Student Design Contest is designed to encourage engineering and computer science undergraduates and graduates students to work on a new project and present their work at the 9th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference Exhibit to a group of judges from industry and academia.


Each project will be judged based on its overall complexity, originality, and completion of the work.


The Design Projects Could Be In . . .


  • Hardware Design

  • Robotics

  • Software Design

  • Analog Design

  • Digital Design

  • EDA Tools

  • Chip Design / SoC

  • MEMS

  • SOI vs. CMOS

  • Optics

  • Embedded platforms

  • Graphics Sub-system

  • Instrumentation

  • Software Algorithms

  • FPGA-Based Design

  • Microcontroller-Based

  • Embedded Systems

  • Design Methodologies

  • Detailed Technology Analysis/Research

  •  Bio-Engineering

  • CPUs & DSPs

  • Memory Design

  • SSD

  •  I/O Sub-systems

  • Web-Related Projects

  • And Similar Topics . . . 


“Wild & Crazy” Design Projects Are Also Welcomed!

We Look Forward To Hearing From You.

Don’t Miss Out!

An Excellent Opportunity To Network & Promote Your Engineering Talent & Expertise!


Dates to Remember


(1) Monday, October 10, 2011 -- Extended to Wednesday, October 12, 2011: Deadline for submission of Design Contest Proposal/Abstract (1-2 paragraphs in MS Word) and your biography.  Submit to: SoC@SoCconference.com


(2) Friday, October 28, 2011: Deadline for submission of Final Report (in MS Word or PowerPoint). Submit to: SoC@SoCconference.com


(3) Wednesday, November 2, 2011: Projects will be reviewed and winner will be announced at the 9th International SoC Conference Exhibit reception starting at 5:00 PM, at the Radisson Hotel Newport Beach.




(1) The first 30 students that submit their FINAL report/papers will receive a Western Digital Passport Hard Drive!  You must be at the event on Nov 2, to receive your WD Hard Drive.  No Exceptions!



  • First Prize:      $500.00

  • Second Prize: $300.00

  • Third Prize:     $200.00

 (3) All participating students (who have submitted their Final Report) will receive a 2-Day Conference pass.


(4) Names and pictures of the winners will be displayed on the SoC Conference and IEEE OC Section websites.


Contest Rules

  1. Final Report format must be in MS Word or PowerPoint. 

  2.  Poster size: 24x36 (or slightly larger). 

  3.  Poster presentation date: Wed, Nov 2.

  4. Students must be at the SoC Conference Exhibit Room for poster setup & to discuss their projects with the judges at 5:00 pm on Wed, Nov 2.

  5. Check the website for updates.

 * SDC Program is subject to change.  Savant Company Inc. and the SoC Conference Organizing Committee reserve the right to revise or modify the above program at its sole discretion. Please visit the SoC Conference website for updates and changes.



Please send your questions to: SoC@SoCconference.com



Student Design Contest Judges


Russell Hunter, Senior Software Engineer.

Past IEEE Orange County Section Chairman.


Professor, Nader Bagherzadeh, UCI, EECS.


Western Digital Corporation

Bill Boyle, Director, Systems Architecture.


Dr. David Cheng, Tenured Full Professor,  EE Department, CSU Fullerton.


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