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The purpose of this recognition system serves to change the mindset of our student groups, from being number-driven, to becoming value-driven and to acknowledge exemplary student activities around the world. The goal is to improve the quality of activities, and to foster knowledge sharing among students. Ultimately, the initiative is targeted at improving student-membership growth. This will encourage and motivate students to continue to innovate and implement meaningful ideas.


Eligibility criteria

  1. This award requires interested student groups to submit a description of an organized activity.
  2. There can be several winners each year, depending on the number of nominations and quality of submission. It allows the same submitted activity to be elevated to the next highest medal based on future improvements made in subsequent years. Note: The activities that have been organized more than once will be given more consideration. The intent is to encourage consistency, spurring Student Branches to discover their niche, and continually improve on it.
  3. All IEEE Student Branches, Student Branch Chapters, and Student Branch Affinity Groups of Women in Engineering (WIE) are eligible for this award program.
  4. Activities organized by multiple Student Branches and/or Student Branch Chapters are also eligible.
  5. Submitting more than one nomination for the same activity will result in disqualification.


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Nomination process

  1. Fill in the nomination form and complete each section in a concise manner, explaining how the activity qualifies for receiving the award.
  2. Attach a supporting document (maximum five (5) pages/pdf format/no zip files) with photos, promotional material, etc. Additional documentation may be attached if you need to highlight a key point, but the decision to review this is at the sole discretion of the judges. It is mandatory that the first attachment is limited to a maximum of five (5) pages and that it is in pdf format. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in disqualification.
  3. Attach an endorsement letter acknowledging and recommending activities in the nomination from the SB Counselor (or Dept. Head or Section SAC or Section Chair).
  4. The nominator(s) shall submit the Nomination via My Review Room.



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1 February (annually)


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Evaluation criteria

  1. Each entry will be categorized in the classifications: unranked, bronze, silver, gold, platinum (in the order of increasing value)
  2. The judging is carried out primarily on the below criteria:
    1. The concept (0-15)
      1. Problem recognition/reason for activity (0-5)
      2. Relevance/value created (0-5)
      3. Creativity/uniqueness (0-5)
    2. Implementation (0-20)
      1. Implementation/organization (0-15)
      2. Collaboration (0-5)
    3. Repeatability (0-15)
      1. Sustainability (0-8)
      2. Portability (0-7)
    4. Results and outcomes (0-30)
      1. Participation (0-5)
      2. Positive impact (0-25)


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The student branch will be presented with a digital certificate.  Platinum winners will receive a plaque. A hard copy of the certificate will be provided upon request.


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2016 recipients


Student Branch Section Region
Koc University Turkey 8
İzmir Institute of Technology Turkey 8
Bogazici University Turkey 8
Alexandria University Egypt 8
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (IAS/PES Chapter) Hungary 8
University of British Columbia Vancouver 7
Carleton University Ottawa 7
University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka 10
Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia 10
 TKM College of Engineering  Kerala 10
Telekom University (IAS Chapter) Indonesia 10
Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (WIE AG) Delhi 10
Northern India Engineering College Delhi 10
Basaveshwar Engineering College Bangalore 10
Student Branch Section Region
İzmir Institute of Technology Turkey 8
Eskisehir Osmangazi University Turkey 8
Helwan Univesity (RAS Chapter) Egypt 8
University of Bahrain Bahrain 8
Yıldız Technical University Turkey 8
Pune Institute of Computer Technology Pune 10
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia 10
Mar Athanasius College of Engineering Kothamangalam Kerala 10
Taxila University of Engineering and Technology Islamabad 10
 MVSR Engineering College Hyderabad 10
G H Patel College of Engineering and Technology Gujarat 10
Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology Hyderabad 10
PEC University of Technology Delhi 10
Model Institute of Engineering and Technology  Delhi 10
University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering Bangalore 10
B. M. Sreenivasalah College of Engineering Bangalore 10
Student Branch Section Region
Middle East Technical University Turkey 8
University of Turkish Aeronautical Association Turkey 8
Hacettepe University Turkey 8
Bahcesehir University (EMBS Chapter) Turkey 8
Yıldız Technical University Turkey 8
University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (WIE AG) Turkey 8
University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (AES Chapter) Turkey 8
National Engineering School of Monastir (PES Chapter) Tunisia 8
Instituto Superior Tecnico Portugal 8
Istanbul Technical University (CS Chapter) Turkey 8
Istanbul Technical University (WIE AG) Turkey 8
Istanbul Technical University  (Communications Society Chapter) Turkey 8
Istanbul University Turkey 8
University of the West Indies St. Augustine Trinidad & Tobago 9
Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá Panama 9
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia 10
Bahria University Islamabad 10
LNM Institute of Information Technology Delhi 10
Delhi Technological University Delhi 10
Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering Delhi 10
South University of Science & Technology of China Beijing 10


View past winners of the Darrel Chong Student Activity Award (PDF, 84 KB).


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