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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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2015 recipients


Student Branch
Section Region
University of Brasilia Brazil 9
Student Branch
Section Region
Drexel University Philadelphia 2
IEEE MANIT Student Branch Bombay 10
Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Tech Delhi 10
College of Engineering Trivandrum Kerala 10
Sri Sairam Engineering College Madras 10
University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka 10
Student Branch Section Region
Delhi Technological University Delhi 10
University of Science Malaysia Malaysia 10
Carleton University Ottawa 7
Helwan University Egypt 8
Arab Acad for Science, Tech & Maritime Transport Egypt 8
Yildiz Technical University Turkey 8
University of Manchester - PES Chapter UK&RI 8
Federal University of Campina Grande Bahia 9
Student Branch
Section Region
B. M. Sreenivasaiah College of Eng Bangalore 10
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology Delhi 10
Taxila University of Eng & Tech Islamabad 10
Chengannur College of Engineering Kerala 10
Carleton University Ottawa 7
University of Passau Germany 8
Instituto Superior Tecnico Portugal 8
Izmir Institute of Technology Turkey 8
Middle East Technical University Turkey 8
Yildiz Technical University Turkey 8
Universidade Federal do ABC South Brazil 9


View past winners of the Darrel Chong Student Activity Award (PDF, 77 KB).


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