Student Poster Competition

The IEEE MetroCon 2017 Student Poster Competition is jointly sponsored by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Oncor Electric Delivery, LLC. The purpose of the competition is to encourage professional and technical development among engineering students. The competition includes an oral presentation and a poster which details the work being considered in the competition. The work must first be submitted in the form of a paper abstract, which must be received by the competition’s organization committee no later than October 13, 2017. Email abstracts to

The Student Poster Competition is open to IEEE Student Members who are either undergraduate or graduate students at the time of the competition. There will be separate competitions for undergraduate and graduate students. The participants may consist of a team of up to four members. Two members may present the poster at the competition and attend the convention free of charge. Remaining team members who wish to attend will need to pay the student fee for attendance ($25 per student).

Engineering work presented must be relevant to the fields of Engineering represented by the IEEE and preferably pertain to a topic that is within one of the tracks of IEEE MetroCon 2017.

Competition Date and Times

October 26, 2017 from 8:30am – 11:55am with oral presentations between 9:25am and 9:55am and during judging

Competition Deadlines

  • October 20, 2017 – Abstracts due
  • October 22, 2017 – Registration due for attendance to the MetroCon (registration for 2 competing team members (and 1 faculty advisor if accompanying students) is free)

Competition Travel

Students traveling to Arlington, TX and needing to stay overnight Oct 25 to compete in the poster competition the next day may register at the conference event hotel, the Sheraton Arlington Hotel, and request the IEEE reserved room block at the group discounted rate of $<TBD> for a single or double, $<TBD> for 3 to a room, or $<TBD> for 4 students to a room. Room cut-off for registration is October 7, 2016, so reserve early. To make your reservation, reserve on-line or call 800-442-7275 by or before the cut-off date, say you want the IEEE rate for the room type you need (i.e., single, double, etc.), and then provide a credit card number to guarantee the room.  If you are reserving a room after the cut-off date, call and ask for the IEEE rate for 10/25/2017 – if rooms are available the hotel may reserve the room at the IEEE rate, but you’ll need to ask.