CSBE-SCGAB

Student Competitions and Awards

The Foundation will pay the membership dues for first-time-ever Graduate Students. An application form (http://csbe-scgab.ca/docs/awards/FDN-UG-student-team-awards-2011.pdf) should be completed by the graduate student and submitted by a faculty member attesting to first-time-ever status. The completed form should be sent to the CSBE/SCGAB Foundation office, Department of Biosystems Engineering, E2-376 EITC Building, 75A Chancellor Circle, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB  R3T 5V6 where payment will be attached.

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

The CSBE/SCGAB Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship is to recognize academic excellence among student members of the Society. The Scholarship can be awarded each year to the student member of the Society with the highest GPA in the preceding semester (based on a minimum of 12 credit hours and the GPA must qualify the recipient to appear on the Dean’s Honor List). The Department Head or his/her designate will select one scholarship recipient per year per department. The amount of the award is $300.

Student Team Competition Funding Program

powerThe Canadian Society for Bioengineering Foundation offers funding to eligible student teams that participate in a recognized bioengineering competition.  The Foundation thereby encourages students to gain team work experience and to learn by comparing their efforts and ideas with others.  Such projects also provide visibility for engineering and its role in improving agriculture, the food system and the environment.  

Funding is equivalent to $50 per student member with a maximum of $500 per team, and up to $1000 per academic institution per calendar year for all teams requesting funds.

To be eligible, the team must be formed of at least two student members and participate in a bioengineering competition open to more than one academic institution.  Team members eligible for funding must be student members of CSBE/SCGAB in good standing, i.e. annual dues are currently paid (otherwise students should provide photocopy of their application form or membership renewal).

Examples of eligible student competitions include the CSBE/SCGAB undergraduate design competition and undergraduate paper competition, as long as the project is carried out by at least two students and the team has been selected to participate in the national competition.   Other examples include the ASABE K. K. Barnes Student Paper Award Competition, 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition and Environmental Design Student Competition (Fountain Wars).  Other competitions may be considered as long as they meet the general criteria:  more than one academic institution is involved, bioengineering is the main discipline involved and the project is a student team endeavour.  A proof of registration should be included with the request.

To request funding, simply fill out the downloadable form and return to the CSBE | SCGAB Foundation, Department of Biosystems Engineering, E2-376 EITC Building, 75A Chancellor Circle, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB  R3T 5V6 

DOWNLOAD THE FUNDING REQUEST FORM

ron-mcgill-teamTwo undergraduate student competitions namely (1) design competition and (2) undergraduate paper competition, are organized to promote a high degree of professionalism, encourage development of professional and engineering ingenuity, provide opportunity for interaction between students and professional associates and encourage active undergraduate student participation within CSBE/SCGAB.

Two graduate student competitions namely (1) Masters and Doctoral thesis award competition and (2) graduate student paper competition, are organized to encourage innovation and excellence in Biosystems, Biological and Environmental Engineering and recognize our most promising graduate student members.  Brief overview of these competitions is given below.  The CSBE/SCGAB Vice-President (Membership) in consultation with the Student Affairs Committee will circulate detailed and specific instructions each year for the competitions.  Potential contestants should consult these guidelines before completing their submission packages.

Brief overview of these competitions is given below. The CSBE/SCGAB Vice-President (Membership) in consultation with the Student Affairs Committee will circulate detailed and specific guidelines each year for the competitions. Contestants should consult these guidelines before completing their submission packages.

 

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award

Eligibility:

The CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Thesis Award is to recognize excellence in undergraduate student research in fields represented by the Society. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award.  These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must:

  1. have completed an undergraduate-level thesis at a Canadian University during the 12-month period ending April 30th, and
  2. be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $100

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award

Eligibility

The CSBE/SCGAB Undergraduate Design Project Award is to recognize excellence in the development of engineering design skills in solving problems related to biological systems.  Individual or team projects are eligible. Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award.  These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient(s) must:

  1. have completed a design project at a Canadian University during the 12-month period ending April 30th, and
  2. be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $100 if the design project is completed by an individual or $50 per person if the design project is completed by a design team

Deadline The name(s) of the award recipient(s), along with the title of the design project, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc. Category)

Eligibility

The CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (M.Sc. Category) is to recognize excellence in graduate student research in fields represented by the Society.  The award will be presented in odd-numbered years in recognition of M.Sc. theses completed in the two-year period ending April 30th of the odd-numbered year.  Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award.  These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must:

  1. have completed a Master’s thesis at a Canadian University during the 2-year period ending April 30th of an odd-numbered year, and
  2. be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $200

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.in odd-numbered years.

 

CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (Ph.D. Category)

Eligibility

The CSBE/SCGAB Graduate Thesis Award (Ph.D. Category) is to recognize excellence in graduate student research in fields represented by the Society.  The award will be presented in even-numbered years in recognition of Ph.D. theses completed in the two-year period ending April 30th of the even-numbered year.  Each eligible university will identify their recipient of the Award.  These names will be sent for recognition at the annual banquet. To qualify, the recipient must:

  1. have completed a Doctoral thesis at a Canadian University during the 2-year period ending April 30th of an even-numbered year, and
  2. be a student member of the Society.

Award Value: $200

Deadline: The name of the award recipient, along with the title of the thesis, must be submitted to the Society Manager by June 15th (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in even-numbered years.

 

CSBE/SCGAB Student competition (Oral and Poster Presentation)

The CSBE/SCGAB Local Organizing Committee will arrange for two student competitions: “Best Oral Presentation” and “Best Poster Presentation”. Students attending conference should declare their intent to enter to the Society Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 2 weeks prior to the AGM and Conference. Please indicate your paper ID# and whether you wish to compete in the oral or poster competition.

Judges, selected from CSBE/SCGAB members attending the conference, will utilize a standardized scoring sheet to provide results to the Student Competition Leader and the CSBE/SCGAB Society Manager. Cash awards ($100) and certificates will be presented.

The areas used to evaluate presentations will be as follows:

Oral presentation

  • Organization
  • Delivery
  • Use of visual aids
  • Content and responsiveness to audience

Poster presentation

  • Organization of material
  • Image content and quality
  • Written word
  • Presentation/overall content
  • Question and answer effectiveness