|5th Edition of VKII-Best Student Award|
Call for participation
VKII announces the launching and call for participation of the fifth VKII-Best Student Award (VKII-BSA). This is an annual prize awarded to the best 3 participants in an international contest for undergraduate and graduate students with a Cameroonian origin worldwide.
It offers these young scholars, an opportunity for competition of their different innovative researches in engineering and computer science solving everyday problems. In an effort to encourage and reward female students engaged in engineering and computer sciences VKII also offers a special price called VKII-Best Female Student Award (VKII-BFA) which goes to the best female in the VKII-Best Student Award contest.
Founded 2000 in Frankfurt, VKII (Verein Kamerunischer Ingenieure und Informatiker) is the Association of Cameroonian Engineers and Computer Scientists in Germany with activities across the world. Among its main goals, VKII identifies and assigns technically oriented professionals to tackle serious and urgent problems faced in various fields of technology both in Cameroon and abroad. In order to establish a genuine link for technology transfer, the association has set a board of experts which deals with institutions such as universities, industries and vocational training schools.
The goals of the VKII Best Student Award consist of the following:
1. Highlighting and rewarding very high quality work from students in engineering, computer sciences and related fields
To be eligible for this competition, submission of the summary of an original research/thesis/dissertation performed by either a Bachelor or Master Degree (or Diploma) student of Cameroonian origin (or a group of students with at least one being of Cameroonian origin) presenting their dissertation in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering and all related science and engineering fields should be made by September 30th 2010.
The following criteria will be evaluated: presentation, logic, structure & clarity of the argumentations and the pertinence of the conclusion. It is highly recommended that the author(s) show the utility of their work for the future of less developed African countries. The impact of each criterion on the final note will be published on the VKII website later.
All participants will be notified on the outcome of their results using their submission email by the 30th of September 2010.
The VKII-BSA Gold Award, VKII-BSA Silver Award and the VKII-BSA Bronze Award as well as the VKII-Best Female Student Award will be awarded to the winners and handed over to them during the VKII 10th Anniversary in October 2010 in Stuttgart.
The winners will be asked to present a summary of their work during the ceremony of the VKII 10th Anniversary. They would have 15 minute to do so; 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 min for Q&A. Additional information maybe requested from the winners to supplement their contribution especially if he/she can not be present at the VKII 10th Anniversary.