SAIC Student Paper Competition
The Chief Technology Officer of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), in conjunction
with the local SAIC offices, has instituted this annual student paper competition to recognize technical
excellence at Georgia Tech and to foster the development of closer ties between the company and the
SAIC will present 15 awards for a total of $7500 for outstanding technical papers in the fields of
engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer sciences, medicine, and science and
Awards will be made to students at the undergraduate level, the master’s level, and the Ph.D. level.
Papers may be prepared in support of university courses, professional society competitions, or technical
publications. SAIC reserves the right to keep a copy of each submitted paper for its records. For papers
co-authored with faculty members or with other non-student authors, the relative contribution must be
indicated in the email accompanying the submission (e.g. student-x%, faculty-y%).
An awards banquet and dinner will be held to honor all 15 student finalists, their faculty sponsor, and their
guests. At the awards banquet, 5 first prize winners will be announced, and will receive a check of $1000
for the student or student team (team members will equally share the award). The remaining 10 second
prize winners will receive a check of $250 for the student or student team to share. Each of the 15
finalists will also receive a framed certificate honoring their accomplishment.
Submitted papers must not exceed 25 pages in length (typed double spaced, minimum font size 10 point,
and including figures and references). Reprints of technical journal publications are also acceptable if
they do not exceed 10 pages in length. Submitted papers or publications should have been written or
published in the last year (2008-2009). The deadline for submissions is:
5 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2009.
All entries must be submitted electronically in a PDF format to the following email address:
The following information must be included in the email accompanying the papers:
School or Department:
Primary Student Author:
Office or School Phone (if different):
Degree Being Pursued When Paper Written (PhD, MS, BS):
School or Department: