First team: 1 Faculty Advisor + up to 5 students (Discount for early registration)

Team Composition:
A team must be at least 50% undergraduates. We allow graduate students who are in the early stages of their studies to join a team.

Each additional student participant: $150

Early Registration: -$100 until 12-31-2021
Extra team discount: -$200 per team of up to 4 students registered under the same advisor
IEEE Member: -$50 for first team when at least one person is a member of IEEE.

Registration Cap:
Due to limited space, WERC will be accepting up to 30 teams on a first-come first-served basis.
Questions? Contact us at or call Ginger Scarbrough at 575-646-8171

Registration Process

Faculty Advisors:
1) Sign up for an account and complete your profile
2) Add student team members and email addresses to the account
3) Ask students to complete their profiles.
4) Pay online. Payment cannot be accessed until all team profiles are complete.

1) Receive emailed passwords after the Advisor adds you to the account.
2) Log into the WERC Contest Site
3) Complete your profile.

IEEE Discount:
To receive the IEEE discount ($50 off), check the box during registration certifying membership in IEEE.

Students can sign up to be an IEEE member for $32/yr.

Refund Policy

Registration fees will not be refunded, except for unavoidable circumstances. In that case, the team will be charged their part of expenses incurred at the point they exit the contest.

For example, if WERC has already ordered synthetic solution for your task, the cost of materials will be subtracted from the fees you paid.

If we should need to transition to a remote contest, a portion of each team’s fees will be refunded due to reduced costs to run the contest.



Registration Fees

Type of RegistrationFirst team*Each extra team*Due Date
Early Bird–Teams fully registered and paid by due date.$850$650October 30– December 31, 2021
Regular–Teams fully registered and paid by due date.$950$750On or before January 24, 2022
Late–Teams fully registered and paid by due date.$1,100$950On or before March 7, 2022
Additional Participants$150$150Add by March 7.
IEEE Discount–If at least one member of the team (including advisors) is a member of IEEE, the first team will receive a $50 registration discount. (-$50)Indicate membership prior to payment.
Thank you for helping us keep the contest running!
Registration fees cover only 1/4 our costs.
* Fees paid online via credit card (plus 2.5% Shopcart fee).

Teams are encouraged to involve their community by seeking funding from local companies to support their registration fees and experimental costs.



We look forward to seeing you in April 2022!