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IBC James D. Cooper Student Paper Competition

The IBC James D. Cooper student paper competition is open to college and university engineering students in the United States and worldwide.


The winning paper will receive a $1,000 Fellowship, complimentary conference registration and hotel and travel allowances to attend the International Bridge Conference 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 on our website. 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 font (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.

Student competition papers must be submitted no later than March 1. Entries must be submitted in Adobe PDF format to kharries@pitt.edu and must be accompanied by the entry form.

Winning entries will be notified in Apriil/May. 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.

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