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IBC James D. Cooper Student Paper Competition

Scholarship Provider: Engineer's Society of Western Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: 03/01/2009
Description: he winning paper will receive a $1000 Fellowship, complimentary conference registration and hotel and travel allowances to attend the 26th International Bridge Conference, June 14-17 2009, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Additionally, the winning paper will be considered for inclusion in the published proceedings and for presentation at the conference.

Student competition papers should fall within one of the IBC Technical Session Topics listed at Papers prepared for other purposes (thesis, projects, etc) are acceptable although previously published work cannot be accepted. Manuscripts are limited to ten (10) pages single spaced 12 point text (no exceptions). Papers must be authored only by students; papers co-authored by advisors are not eligible. Papers will be judged by an international committee of engineers and academics.
Scholarship Amount: $1000
Scholarship Website:
Applicant Class Requirement: No Restrictions or Open to college and university engineering students in the U.S. and worldwide.
Awards Given: 1
Length of Award: One Time Award
Other Comments: Student competition papers must be submitted no later than March 1, 2009. Entries must be submitted in Adobe PDF format to and must be accompanied by the attached entry form.

Winning entries will be notified by April 1, 2009. Invitations to present or submit for proceedings will also be made at this time.

The Student Paper Awards Committee reserves the right to not make an award.

Kent A. Harries, Ph.D., FACI, P.Eng.
Education Committee Chair

Inquiries regarding the student paper competition may be directed to

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Kent A. Harries, Asst. Professor
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Pittsburgh 936 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
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