Young Professionals

There are 3 events planned for young professionals

  1. Three Minute Thesis Competition
  2. Young Professionals Mixer with Experts
  3. Young Professionals Challenge - Beyond the Horizon Down to Earth

Three Minute Thesis Competition - 3MT®

Time Duration: One session (30 min)

The competition is open to all students attending InGARSS 2020. There will be two stages in the competition.

Stage 1. Submission of a 5-minute video describing the thesis/research topic by uploading it to a video platform (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) or to a site accessible only by the evaluation committee with a private URL. Any visual aid is permitted only for this phase of the competition. The top 5 submissions will be selected and invited to the final round of the competition at InGARSS. The judging criteria for this phase are presentation skills (40%), scientific quality (40%) and originality (20%) of the topic presented.

Stage 2. Final presentation of the three minutes to an audience and adjudicating panel during InGARSS. The rules and judging criteria for the second stage are those of the traditional 3MT® competition as noted below. The top 3 presentations will be selected and will be awarded at the conference banquet with exciting prizes that will be announced soon and “Best 3MT® award” certificate from GRSS.

For the initial phase, please submit your videos by 15 July, 2020, through the Paper Submission System and select 3 Minute Thesis as the type of submission.

Important Dates

  1. July 15, 2020 - Deadline to submit 5-minute videos for competition in Phase 1.
  2. August 31, 2020 - Top 5 submissions are invited to present at 3MT® competition at InGARSS 2020.
  3. December 3, 2020 - 3MT® competitions at InGARSS

Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded during InGARSS 2020

Rules

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or movement of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted
  • Presentations are limited to 5 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 5 minutes are disqualified
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs)
  • Presentations are to commence from the stage
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final

Comprehension and content

  • Did the presentation provide an understanding of the background and significance to the research question being addressed, while explaining terminology and avoiding jargon?
  • Did the presentation clearly describe the impact and/or results of the research, including conclusions and outcomes?
  • Did the presentation follow a clear and logical sequence?
  • Was the thesis topic, research significance, results/impact and outcomes communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
  • Did the presenter spend adequate time on each element of their presentation – or did they elaborate for too long on one aspect or was the presentation rushed?

Engagement and communication

  • Did the oration make the audience want to know more?
  • Was the presenter careful not to trivialize or generalize their research?
  • Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their research?
  • Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience‟s attention?
  • Did the speaker have sufficient stage presence, eye contact, and vocal range; maintain a steady pace, and have a confident stance?
  • Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation – was it clear, legible, and concise?

Attractive Prizes will be offered to Top Three Presenters (To be announced later)

Young Professionals Mixer with Experts

Time Duration: 2 Hours

The mixer is a chance for young professionals (YPs) to have an informal meet and greet and to network with accomplished professionals from industry and academia. Experts would be interacting with YP about their current projects in the field of Geoscience and remote sensing, success stories, possible opportunities and motivating YPs to be more successful.

Date: December 4, 2020

Targeted professionals: Young faculty, researchers and young professionals from industries will be considered.

Young Professionals Challenge - Beyond the Horizon Down to Earth

A Competition focused on Start-up ideas

Inviting innovative start-up ideas for societal cause by students and young professionals to solve a complex engineering problem within the scope of IEEE GRSS. The invited proposal should be a document, no longer than 2-pages (font Times New Roman 11pt) and shall have the following structure:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Development
  • Exemplary Implementation
  • Possible Outcome

5 short listed ideas will be given a scope to make 8 minutes presentation in InGRSS. The top 3 ideas will be selected and will be awarded at the conference banquet with exciting prizes that will be announced soon and “Best innovative ideas for societal cause award” certificate from GRSS.

Theme

Real regional issues like clean energy, safe drinking water, clean environment, public health etc. which can be addressed by the use of space technology or using DRONE based observation.

For the initial phase, submit your proposal by July 15, 2020 through the Paper Submission System and select Young Professionals Challenge - Beyond the Horizon Down to Earth as the type of submission.

Attractive Prizes will be offered to Top Three Presenters (To be announced later)

Important Dates

  1. July 15, 2020 - Deadline to submit 2 page writeup for competition in Phase 1.
  2. August 31, 2020 - Top 5 submissions are invited to present at InGARSS 2020.
  3. December 3, 2020 - Young Professional Challenges at InGARSS

Winners announced and prizes awarded at InGARSS 2020 banquet.