Tesla - Neverending Story

Frequently Asked Questiones

Q: I am a student, but I’m not a member neither of IEEE nor EESTEC. Can I enter the competition?

A: Yes, but you have to become the member in the meantime. You can submit your paper if you are not the member, but you must be a member of the IEEE or a member of an EESTEC LC at the time of the final paper submission deadline (June 10th). The intention of a participant to become IEEE/EESTEC member must be confirmed during the submission of the abstract, and as a part of online registration.

Q: What is IEEE?

A: IEEE stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. There are more than 365 000 IEEE members in over 150 countries around the world and more than 1,430 student branches at colleges and universities in 80 countries. IEEE members are engineers, scientists and allied professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering and related disciplines.

The IEEE publishes nearly a third of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. Each year, over 100,000 technical professionals attend the more than 300 conferences sponsored or cosponsored by the IEEE.

Please, visit http://www.ieee.org/ for more details.

Q: What is EESTEC?

A: EESTEC stands for Electrical Engineering STudents’ European assoCiation and is an organization of and for electrical engineering students from universities, institutes or schools of technology in Europe that award an engineering degree. There are 32 Local Committees at the same number of universities in 21 European countries.

The primary aim is to promote and develop international contacts and exchange ideas, as well as improve the technical knowledge of electrical engineering students. The association also aims to introducing students to the industry and the educational system of other countries.

Please, visit http://www.eestec.org/ for more details.

Q: How can I become IEEE member?

A: In order to become IEEE student member, you have to be taking at least 50% of a full time academic program/course of study in an IEEE Designated field of interest. Basic membership fee for students is 25$ for the whole year, or 12.5$ for the half year. There is possibility to join any of 39 technical societies, with additional membership fee.

Q: What are IEEE designated fields of interest?

A: The designated fields are, in broad terms: Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, and related Education, Management, Law, and Policy.

Q: How can I become EESTEC member?

A: In order to become EESTEC member, you have to be Electrical Engineering or Computer Science student at the universities where exist EESTEC Local Committees. For the full list of EESTEC LCs, please refer to http://www.eestec.org/. Usually, there is no membership fee, but is depending of the Local Committee.

Q: I am graduate student. Can I also take part in the contest?

A: Yes, but you cannot submit master or doctoral thesis.

IEEE/EESTEC membership issues are the same as for the undergraduate students.

Q: I have a paper that was published in technical magazine. Can I submit that one?

A: No. Published articles are not accepted at this contest.

Q: Does my paper have to cover subjects that Tesla worked on?

A: No. The topic of the paper is open, as far as it is in the field of electrical engineering in most general sense.

The connection with Tesla is achieved through the essay.

Q: Should essay cover the life of Nikola Tesla or his inventions?

A: The essay has the title "Tesla – Neverending Story". It is up to you to comprehend the topic in your own way. You can e.g. write about Tesla's life as a neverending story or about the significance of his inventions that are still present in everydays life. Or maybe, you think he never finished all his plans and that is the neverending story...

You are free to choose the genre of literary composition. Just be creative, try to differ from the others' essays, and fit it into one A4 page.

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