Ivy League Competition

November 22, 2016 by Elise / Founder

Hosted by the Epsilon Alpha Mu™ (EAM) honor society, the 1st Annual Ivy League STAR (Science & Technology Awards for Research℠) is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) competition for the Ivy League community.

The location will be at Cornell Medical College and/or Columbia University in New York City. In order to accommodate conflicting Spring Break schedules, potential participants will vote on which specific Saturday in February, March, or April 2017 to hold the competition.

No fee and no abstract are required to quickly reserve your spot to participate! Since there are only a limited spots available, get the advantage of being in the loop sooner than later, you can always decide later not to compete. Please take one minute ASAP to submit your name and email address to elise2017@EAMhonorsociety.org


Prizes

November 22, 2016 by Elise / Founder

From the first time budget of this brand new competition, the top ranked Ivy League STAR will receive a cash prize of at least $1,000 to $5,000, and will earn membership in the Epsilon Alpha Mu™ (EAM) honor society. Based upon current fundraising from Ivy League alumni and corporate donors, Epsilon Alpha Mu™ hopes to increase the number and amounts of cash prizes, and perhaps to offer travel grants based upon financial need.

Additional larger post-competition awards are being created for promising scientists who are identified in the competition, e.g. endowed professorships, research funding for principal investigators (PIs), support for postdocs and graduate students, etc..

Our competition is free. Unlike other poster competitions, we don't charge any fees to participate in the 1st Annual Ivy League STAR (Science & Technology Awards for Research℠) competition.


Eligibility

November 22, 2016 by Elise / Founder

To participate in the 1st Annual Ivy League STAR (Science & Technology Awards for Research℠) competition, you must have a legitimate current connection with any Ivy League institution or its teaching hospital / institute / center / off-campus lab.

Ineligible to compete are alumni, former staff / faculty, emeritus, former researchers, etc., although they are welcome as judges or spectators. Epsilon Alpha Mu™ (EAM) honor society membership isn’t required, esp. since membership is one of the awards.


Abstracts

November 23, 2016 by Elise / Founder

Accepted abstracts will be invited for poster presentations in one of the eleven (11) judging categories: Animal Sciences; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Cell Biology and Biochemistry; Chemistry; Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Environmental Science; Engineering; Computational Biology, Computer Science, Materials Science; Medicine and Health; Physics, Astronomy, and Math; Physiology and Immunology; and Plant Sciences.

Staff and faculty who are unable to attend are allowed to select a student to present the poster. You are allowed to re-use an abstract from a different event as long as you create a significantly different version unique for the 1st Annual Ivy League STAR (Science & Technology Awards for Research℠) competition.

In order to compete, please email your resume / curriculum vitae, one professional-looking, high resolution color headshot photo, and one abstract up to 250 words by March 17, 2017 to elise2017@EAMhonorsociety.org. All decisions to accept / reject abstract submissions are final and not subject to appeal.


Computer Hacker Competition

November 23, 2016 by Elise / Founder

Eligible candidates may choose to only participate in the white hat / ethical hacker competition of the 1st Annual Ivy League STAR (Science & Technology Awards for Research℠) competition. This isn’t a hackfest or hackathon or software development event for collaborative code writing of some new application. This event is specifically for hacking into computer networks in order to assess cybersecurity.

The rules and challenges will be provided to valid Ivy League registrants a few weeks before the event date. Law enforcement will be invited to supervise this hacker competition to ensure no laws are broken. In order to compete, please email your resume / curriculum vitae and one professional-looking, high resolution color headshot photo by March 17, 2017 to elise2017@EAMhonorsociety.org.

Staff and faculty are welcome to compete in this team competition. Pre-registration is required, during which individual registrants can join teams. Participants are allowed to form their own teams, as long as each team member is from the same school. Individual registrants will be connected with other individuals to form teams to represent their schools.


Robotics Competition

January 3, 2017 by Elise / Founder

Eligible candidates may choose to only participate in the robotics competition of the 1st Annual Ivy League STAR (Science & Technology Awards for Research℠) competition. Individuals should ideally be familiar with similar robotics competitions.

The rules and challenges will be provided to valid Ivy League registrants a few weeks before the event date. Cash awards between $1,000 and $5,000 will be provided.

In order to compete, please email your resume / curriculum vitae and one professional-looking, high resolution color headshot photo by March 17, 2017 to elise2017@EAMhonorsociety.org.


Math Competition

January 4, 2017 by Elise / Founder

Eligible candidates may choose to only participate in the math competition. Individuals should ideally be familiar with similar math competitions.

The host institution will specify the format and create the math problems for any particular year’s math competition. For the 1st Annual Ivy League STAR (Science & Technology Awards for Research℠) competition held in the 2016-2017 academic year, Columbia University shall moderate and judge the math competition.

Cash awards between $1,000 and $5,000 will be provided. In order to compete, please email your resume / curriculum vitae and one professional-looking, high resolution color headshot photo by March 17, 2017 to elise2017@EAMhonorsociety.org.


Honor Society

November 25, 2016 by Elise / Founder

Epsilon Alpha Mu™ (EAM) is an honor society for Ivy League scientists, engineers, and technologists of all ages, not just undergraduate students. Our motto in the Greek language, “έρευνα αποκαλύπτει τα μυστικά”, roughly translates into “(science) research reveals the mysteries (of the universe)”.

This honor society is a nonprofit organization that supports scientists (students, staff, and faculty) at the schools, hospitals, and medical research facilities of the Ivy League institutions.

Epsilon Alpha Mu™ operates exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please email your questions to info@EAMhonorsociety.org


Advisory Councils

November 25, 2016 by Elise / Founder

The annual Ivy League STAR (Science & Technology Awards for Research℠) competition is supervised by the Epsilon Alpha Mu™ (EAM) honor society’s Advisory Councils, whose members serve with ethics and transparency as unpaid volunteers to avoid conflicts of interest and self-dealing.

Currently, philanthropists who support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) serve on our Advisory Councils, along with Nobel laureates and prominent scientists, Ivy League administrators, and corporate executives.