We have an entire page on our site dedicated to helping new teams get a head start at the contest. We include:
- philosophy of the contest
- suggested timelines for working on your project
- what the judges are looking for, etc.
The Flash Talk page contains special information needed to prepare the Flash Talk that is not included in the TEAM manual, including:
- PowerPoint template
- Flash Talk updates
- PowerPoint submission instructions
FAQs for each task will be posted on the 2022 Tasks/FAQs page.
Teams should check FAQs weekly, as updates are often made to tasks.
Teams are responsible for all information posted in the FAQs.
Technical Report Template and Manuscript Preparation
WERC is returning to the traditional double-spaced formatting used at the contest for 30 years.
If your team is selected to publish in IEEE Xplore, we will provide the template.
The ESP applies to all activities that take place in Las Cruces during the April contest.
When at their home university, teams should follow their institution’s laboratory safety policies.
Sample Winning Papers
The technical reports below are those submitted by teams that won first-place awards over the past few years. Each is from a different university, reflecting different styles.
Awards are not based solely on the merits of the technical report, but also include results of the oral, bench, and poster presentations. Therefore, the papers will vary in quality and content. Teams are advised to review all papers and glean the best from each.