The Graduate Student Challenge (GSC) is held at IMS. The program provides an opportunity for graduate students to team up with students from other institutions around the world to distill several papers from exciting topic areas into a proposed application of the underlying microwave theory and techniques.
The Graduate Student Challenge is open to all graduate students (MS/PhD) who are registered for the IMS. Interested students must simply attend the kickoff event on Monday morning of IMS week to start the teaming process, after which posters are submitted before the Wednesday evening submission deadline. These posters are then presented on Thursday morning to judges who represent very well-respected and well-known members of the microwave engineering community. The winning team is announced at the closing ceremony, and they receive a cash award (to be split among the team).