2014 PMAD CHALLENGE: North American College Student Technical Writing Competition
The Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers presents the:
The PMAD CHALLENGE is a technical writing competition designed to encourage student members to participate in SPE activities as well as to promote scientific and engineering knowledge relating to plastics. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the winners (both undergraduate and graduate students) of the competition who demonstrate excellence in technical writing and scientific creativity. The PMAD Challenge is sponsored by the Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division (PMAD) of the Society of Plastics Engineers.
Awards: There will be three graduate student awards ($2,000 for 1st Place, $1,000 for 2nd Place, and $500 for 3rd Place) and three undergraduate awards ($2,000 for 1st Place, $1,000 for 2nd Place, and $500 for 3rd Place). If a winning undergraduate student wants to carry on the proposed research, an additional award of $1000 will be granted to support the research. This should be indicated on the Entry Form. As an incentive to improve the number of high-quality entries, PMAD is offering a FREE, one-year SPE membership (a $144 value for new members) to the first five faculty members who are able to convince 5 or more students to enter our contest (must be acceptable entries).
Awards Ceremony:1st Place Winners will be invited to attend the SPE’s annual ANTEC meeting in Las Vegas, NV on April 28-30, 2014. Reasonable travel expenses and registration will be covered by PMAD, however, students must request a travel award from PMAD. Faculty advisors of the first place winners are also encouraged to apply for a travel award to join their students at ANTEC (must be an SPE member)!
Eligibility: Any current college student (graduate or undergraduate) is eligible to enter the competition. All participants, whose submissions are accepted, will receive a free one-year student membership to SPE sponsored by PMAD.
Deadline: The complete write up must be completed and received by email by midnight, February 17, 2014.