Student Research Paper and Poster Competitions

During the LACCEI Annual Conference, the Student full paper research competition and the Student poster research competition are held. The objectives of the student competitions are:

  1. Motivate engineering students to use and demonstrate their creativity, knowledge and skills to solve problems.
  2. Promote academic exchange between students from different universities and countries.
  3. Provide an opportunity for research professors to recruit potential graduate students.

Description

The work could be based on a final project for a course or a thesis. The work and paper must be original and cannot be results of faculty research. A full paper or short paper must be submitted and accepted to compete. There is a limit of 3 papers per author and 7 authors per paper and Students are required to show their Student ID when registering at the conference. Presentations must be done by students and at least one student author must be registered (either student or full registration) by the author registration deadline for the submission to be published.

  • Student research full paper competition

A student or team of students submits a full article (10 pages maximum) after it is verified by at least one professor at their university, designated as Mentor (s). All authors must be students and the teacher is listed as a mentor, not an author. The top 10 articles are classified as finalists in the competition and they should give a 10 minute presentation and answer questions from judges and participants to determine the winners. All papers in this category also compete in Student Research Poster Competition.

  • Student research poster competition

A student or a team of students submits a short article (2 to 5 pages maximum) after it is verified by at least one professor at their university, designated as Mentor (s). All authors must be students and the teacher is listed as a mentor, not an author. All works in this category must be presented to a series of judges for 3 minutes using a poster and they should answer questions from judges and participants to determine the winners.

Evaluation

All the complete articles of this contest will be reviewed by 3 members of the technical committee of the student competition stipulated by LACCEI. Short articles are reviewed by 1 member of the technical committee.

The following aspects will be used to evaluate the papers:

  1. Innovation
  2. Feasibility and business plan
  3. Visual presentation, prototype
  4. Oral expression
  5. Social impact

Awards

The medals and monetary prizes are presented during the Gala Dinner of the annual LACCEI Conference. All participants and mentors receive a certificate of participation, and their paper is published in the Conference Proceedings under ISBN and ISSN numbers and archived online for future citations.

The top 10 finalist papers in the Student Research Full Papers Competition will have DOI and will be indexed by SCOPUS.

First place in the Student Research Full Papers Competition will receive the LACCEI Award medal and a full entry for an international conference or a monetary award.

Instructions for the poster competition

  1. We recommend a minimum font size of 24 pts. Bold section names. The poster should be clearly readable from a distance of 2 meters.
  2. Language: Spanish or English
  3. We encourage the use of pictures, graphics, and any other illustrative material.
  4. Students who submitted a full paper and were selected as finalists will present in a special session within the conference just prior to the poster competition. The finalists will make a Power Point presentation: 10 minutes maximum.
  5. All participants at the poster competition will present in front of their poster an elevator speech (3 minutes maximum) giving an overview of the problem and results at the poster competition. They will be asked questions by the judges and the audience and can give a demonstration or show a video if appropriate.
  6. You may want to include the followings: title, authors, affiliations, faculty mentor, abstract, introduction, methods, results, conclusions, and future work.
  7. The following links are examples of how to make a poster:

Spanish
http://www.postersessiononline.es/diseno_powerpoint.asp
English
http://www.tltc.ttu.edu/posters/How_to_Make_a_Poster_Using_PowerPoint.pdf
http://www.cns.cornell.edu/documents/ScientificPosters.pdf
http://www.writing.engr.psu.edu/posters.html
http://www.personal.psu.edu/drs18/postershow/

Important Links

  • Follow this example format: TEMPLATE FILE
  • Click HERE for instructions on how to submit.
  • Click HERE to go to the submission website EasyChair. Use the track: International Student Research Paper Competitions (Full and Short Papers)

Important Dates (deadlines): April 1st, 2021

NOTE: The top 10 Student Full Papers will be published with an ISBN, ISSN and DOI and will be indexed in recognition of their effort.

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Formación:

  • Ingeniero de Sistemas - Universidad Central
  • Especialista en Docencia Universitaria - Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
  • Magister en Educación - Universidad de San Buenaventura
  • Doctorando en Educación y Tecnología (curso) - Universidad de Lleida (España).

Me he desempeñado como:

  • Analista y Diseñador de Sistemas de Información
  • Auditor de Sistemas
  • Empresario del sector software- Líder de equipos de desarrollo de software
  • Docente universitario
  • Decano de Ingeniería por más de 22 años: 7 años en Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (Cali); 6 años en Universidad de San Buenaventura (Cali); 9 años en Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia

Otros:

  • Participación en comunidades académicas y profesionales
  • Delegado de Universidades ante COPNIA (Valle del Cauca)
  • Presidente de REDIS - Nodo Bogotá- Cundinamarca (2017-2018)
  • Miembro del Consejo Directivo de la Asociación Colombiana de Facultades de Ingeniería - ACOFI (2018-Actual)
  • Vicepresidente de Membresías de LACCEI (Latin American And Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions) (2021-2022)
  • Miembro de Enter Network Monitoring Committee (EngineeriNg educaTors pEdagogical tRaining ENTER)
  • Miembro de diversos Comités y Consejos institucionales y de iniciativas académicas.

Investigación:

  • Investigador junior de MinCiencias
  • Miembro del grupo de investigación Byte in Design, categorizado en A por Minciencias.
  • Temáticas de interés: Educación superior, Tecnología y educación, Sistemas de información, Ingeniería de software.

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Doctora en Ciencias (agosto de 2022) con estudios de Maestría en Ingeniería Electrónica,  Magister en Innovación Educativa, Magister en Gestión para la Creación Intelectual y Magister en Educación Superior E-learning. Es Especialista en Sistemas de Telecomunicaciones y en Procesos E-learning e Ingeniera Electrónicay Eléctrica. Desde hace 9 años, Decana de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería de la Fundación Universitaria Antonio de Arévalo – Unitecnar, donde también se ha desempeñado como Directora del Centro de Relaciones Nacionales e Internacionales. En Unitecnar, ha ejecutado el diseño de la primera Especialización Tecnológica en el país a nivel de Educación Superior: la Especialización Tecnológica en E-learning.  En el 2014 y 2021 premiada por Fundación Color de Colombia y el periódico El Espectador como Afrocolombiana del Año categoría educación, por impulsar proyectos de educación superior y  STEM en la región Caribe en Colombia, para jóvenes de bajos recursos. Ha sido responsable de la acreditación de alta calidad para los programas de ingeniería desde la Facultad que dirige. Es Par Académico del Ministerio de Educación Nacional de Colombia para programas de Ingeniería Electrónica y áreas afines, además está capacitada por EUR-ACE (European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes).
Es miembro fundador de la Cátedra Abierta Latinoamericana "Matilda y las Mujeres en Ingeniería", asesor regional de la Secretaría Técnica de la Comisión Interamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), desde ahí, la Ing. Valdez trabaja en el Comité de ejercicio profesional. 
Es Presidente de Expotecnología en sus 19 versiones. En 2016, participó como becaria del programa Strategic Innovation Summit on Affordable Communities (ACE2016) del Technology and Entrepreneurship Centre de la Universidad de Harvard. Recientemente ha sido postulada a los Women  that Build Awards, un reconocimiento global que busca cambiar la realidad de la industria, reducir la brecha de género y dar visibilidad a las mujeres que están construyendo una industria diversa e inclusiva en el área TI.