2021 Region-10 New Innovation Challenge under Educational Activity

Schedule

  • Announcement: 10th March 2021
  • Submission deadline: 15th April 2021
  • Evaluation period: 16th April to 30 April 2021
  • Notification of decision: 15th May 2021
  • Reporting and claims for expenses: within 1 month of conducting activities but not later to 1st September 2021

Introduction

IEEE Region 10 Educational Activities Committee (EAC) would like to invite all IEEE members of R10 Council, Section, Subsection, Society Chapter, Women in Engineering (WIE), Young Professional and Life Members Affinity Groups to submit proposals with creative and new innovative programs which will provide values to the IEEE community, in alignment with MGA/EAB goals and 2020-2025 IEEE Strategic focus on Lifelong Learning. 

Purpose

R10 EA Innovation Challenge has been established to welcome Council, Section, Subsection, Society Chapter, Student Branch and other Affinity Groups to propose new innovative educational activities and challenge to implement activities in the scope of EA, as stated above, at the local, regional, national, and/or international level. 

  1. To encourage creative and new innovative programs which provide values to IEEE members and in alignment with IEEE strategic goals, in particular, Lifelong Learning.
  2. To raise the awareness and profile of IEEE among the community.
  3. To encourage the exploration and utilization of resources from IEEE and IEEE Education Activities Board.
  4. To encourage collaboration between IEEE units.

Category

The two categories of targeted groups for Educational Activities New Innovation Challenge are as follows: 

1) Pre-University Education 

2) University Education 

Eligibility

All IEEE Region 10 EA Innovation Challenge Award targets IEEE R10 Council, Section, Subsection, Society Chapter, Women in Engineering (WIE), Young Professional and Life Members Affinity Groups.

Evaluation criteria

  1. Innovative aspect of the program
  2. Educational outcomes of the proposed program
  3. Alignment with IEEE strategic goals
  4. Metrics or measurement of success and impact of the proposed program
  5. Demonstration on the utilization and promotion of IEEE resources
  6. Support and collaboration with IEEE Organizational Units (OU)
  7. Impact of the Program to the Participants and Community 

FUNDS

The IEEE OU has to apply for hosting the innovation challenge endorsed by the parent Council/Section/Subsection with the commitment of matching grant of USD 250. 

1) Category-1: Pre-University Education

Recommended Prizes by Organizing OU as under 

Winner – USD 100 

Runner up – USD 50 

2) Category-2: University Education

Recommended Prizes by Organizing OU as under 

Winner – USD 100 

Runner up – USD 50 

3) 10 Commendation supports – USD 250 from IEEE R10 for each proposal with matching grant of USD 250 from organizing OU which would be in anyone of the above category as mentioned in point-1 & point-2.

PROPOSALS GUIDELINES

The proposal template is available at R10 EA homepage (https://ea.ieeer10.org/). The proposals must be completed by any OU/Affinity Group and endorsed by the parent Council/Section/Subsection with the commitment of matching grant of USD 250. The OU should brief or define the nature of the contest of the innovation challenge to be hosted. 

The proposal shall contain the following information (as shown in the template):

  1. Executive summary of the innovation challenge to be hosted (maximum 300 words)
  2. Introduction and description of the activities including anticipated expenses. 
  3. The platform for the innovation challenge (Preferably virtual /blended mode)
  4. How does the program align with IEEE goals and effective use of IEEE resources such as TISP and IEEE TryEngineering. 
  5. Measurement or assessment of the educational outcomes and impact of the program to the participants and community
  6. Innovative aspect of the program
  7. Proposal must be endorsed by Council/Section/Subsection Chair. 

Submission Process for EAC Proposals

The proposals should be submitted via the R10 Education Activity submission Portal (link) with the following steps:

Step 1: Access the R10 Educational Activity Submission Portal https://events.ieeer10.org/

Step 2: Register as a “user” or Login with your IEEE/Google account. The verification and approval of the new user will be done by R-10 IT team within 48 hours -72 Hours ( in case the user is not subsection / section/ council). After receiving the verification, the user can login and start the submission process accordingly.

Step 3: Select the funding category from R10 Educational Activities drop-down menu (R10 Educational Activities New Innovation Challenge )

Step 4: Complete the fields and download the template for Proposal, keep handy the filled proposal. (The proposal format should follow the template provided. Please download the proposal template .

Step 5: Upload the proposal

Step 6: Submit the Proposal.

Step 7: Request & receive endorsement.

Once the endorsement is received, the proposal gets automatically completed in the system. No further action is needed.

All winning entries are required to: 

  1. Prepare a short video and infographic about the event, post in respective IEEE social media and add the hashtag #IEEER10EAInnovationChallenge #IEEER10EAReachingLocals 
  2. All the activities should be reported to IEEE STEM portal. 
  3. It is recommended to provide the translation in local language for the short video posted in the social media. 
  4. All awarded Council/Section/Subsection are required to submit a final report and submit claims for reimbursement before 1st September 2021. All the reimbursement will be given after the submission and approval from IEEE R10 EA committees. 

If you are not able to submit proposal through funding portal or facing difficulties then, proposal in required template can be sent to region10eab@gmail.com & CC to preetibajaj@ieee.org

Essential Information

  1. The Objectives of the IEEE Region 10 Educational Activities Committee (EAC) is to implement programs specifically intended to serve and benefit IEEE members in educational pursuits, the engineering and scientific community and the general public in Asia and Pacific Region.
  2. The purpose of the IEEE Education Activities Committee is to recommend policies on educational matters and implements programs specifically intended to serve the educational pursuits of IEEE members, the engineering and scientific communities, and the general public. (https://www.ieee.org/education/eab.html)
  3. The core purpose of IEEE is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE’s vision is to become essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions. 
  4. The IEEE Strategic Plan is a vital part of the ongoing evolution of IEEE. The plan provides a clear picture of IEEE as an organization, the goals our community is pursuing, and the initiatives that will move IEEE forward in the coming years. https://www.ieee.org/about/ieee-strategic-plan.htm…
  5. IEEE Educational Activities has assembled a variety of resources for pre-university teachers, school counsellors, parents, and students. These resources are intended to provide guidance on locating additional information on engineering and engineering careers. https://www.ieee.org/education/preuniversity/resou…
  6. It should be noted there are a wealth of resources in the IEEE environment serving the spectrum of community and proposers are encouraged to utilize them as much as possible. 
  7. The examples are 
    1. IEEE Reach https://reach.ieee.org/
    2. IEEE Dataport  https://ieee-dataport.org/
    3. IEEE.tv https://ieeetv.ieee.org/
    4. Try Engineering http://www.tryengineering.org/
    5. IEEE Learning Network 
    6. IEEE Education https://www.ieee.org/education/iln.html
    7. IEEE eLearning Network, https://www.ieee.org/education/elearning-library.html; 
  8. The proposers are strongly encouraged to implement their programs with or without support from this challenge. They should consider alternate sources of funding and supports from IEEE and other venues.
  9. They may also consider submission of their programs for IEEE R10 Educational Activities New Innovation Challenge Award and competitions.

For more details and enquiries, please contact R10 Educational Activities Committee at: region10eab@gmail.com