This event is a fast-paced decathlon featuring 10 competitions that must be completed over the three days of the conference. Each student chapter will have at least one team enter into the competition however additional teams will be permitted for every 40 students the chapter sends. Each team will be limited in size to 5 students/team. These teams will be paired off in head-to-head competitions and be challenged in the areas of academics, professionalism, career development, communication, pro-activeness, and time management. Which team will score a perfect 10-0 record?
A minimum of 5 students attending symposium is needed to create a College Decathlon Team.
Deadline of intent to participate: September 16, 2014
Teams will be notified on October 4, 2014
Deadline for team roster: October 11, 2014
- Abstracts & Applications: Teams will be scored based upon how many members submitted scholarship applications and abstracts for the technical paper and research poster competitions.
- Chapter Expo: Teams will develop a 4×4 poster to advertise for their student chapter in a massive Chapter Expo Poster Session.
- Elevator Speech: One individual from each team will give a 30-second elevator speech to a recruiter in hopes of leaving a lasting first impression.
- Familia Feud: During this Jeopardy!-type game show, two individuals from each team will be quizzed on their knowledge of basic science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and MAES.
- Industry Commercial: During this session, teams will develop skits to advertise the company partnered with their team.
- MAES Blog Post: During the day each team must submit a single article about a specified topic for inclusion on MAES website.
- Picture Perfect: During the day each team must submit a single picture from the current academic year that exemplifies MAES.
- Professional Networking: Teams will earn points by networking with professionals and exchanging business cards.
- Résumé Writing: One individual from each team will submit their résumé for scoring.
- STEM Fundamentals Exam: Three individuals from each team will complete a written exam testing their knowledge of basic science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and MAES.[/list]
Similar to being recognized on the Dean’s List, the MAES Honors Program recognizes academic excellence of MAES student members. Any MAES Student Member that has completed their freshman year of college and has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher is encouraged to be recognized through the MAES Honors Program. Students will be recognized at the forthcoming MAES Symposium and receive their recognition materials there; students unable to attend will have their recognition materials sent back with their chapter and/or shipped to them.
Deadline: October 5, 2014
Financial hardship should never stand in the way of achieving a dream. Already faced with the challenges of paying for a college education, students with financial need can apply for assistance to attend the annual MAES Symposium. MAES Registration Grants are available to all student members and fully cover the cost of conference registration. Applicants are still responsible for all travel costs.
Deadline: August 30, 2014
Notification of selection on September 6, 2014 and must be registered by Symposium by September 13, 2014
The MAES Research Poster Competition is a forum for students to present cutting-edge research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Original works and projects are encouraged with the abstracts becoming part of the proceedings for the conference. Each poster is judged by a series of technical experts that provide feedback and mentoring to the participants.
Deadline: September 27, 2014
Notification of selection on October 4, 2014
A college education is critical to your personal and professional success. Since the organization’s founding, MAES has supported its students in their pursuit of college degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, community service, and financial need. All scholarships are announced at the forthcoming Symposium; top scholarships require attendance for selection. The dream of college education can come true.
Deadline: Postmarked by September 19, 2014
Six Sigma Training Program
White Belt Certification
MAES and America’s Navy are both committed to building leaders and to empowering communities around the world. America’s Navy wants to ensure that the students and professionals of their partnering organizations achieve their fullest potential to impact the world around them. America’s Navy is excited to bring a training series that is in line with the mission and vision of MAES. They will be conducting a practical hands-on guide to continuous process improvement using Lean Six Sigma Tools and Techniques. The Navy presenter will be Aaron U. Bolin, PhD. Dr. Bolin completed his doctoral work in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The goals of the sessions are to equip participants with a basic working knowledge of continuous process improvement tools that is geared towards real-world application. Participants who complete the workshop will earn a Navy Lean Six Sigma White Belt Completion Certificate. The curriculum will consist of three parts: Lean and Theory of Constraints, Six Sigma and Structured Process Improvement, and Integrated Lean Six Sigma.
Deadline of intent to participate (Application due): October 3, 2014
Participants notified: October 10, 2014
Student chapters and student interest groups can apply for assistance to support their members to attend the annual MAES Symposium. MAES Student Chapter Travel Grants are available to all registered student chapters and recognized student interest groups. The grant partially covers the cost of transportation to attend the annual Symposium.
Deadline: October 9, 2014
Notification of grant selection and amount on October 13, 2014