Registration/Fees

Eligibility

This contest is designed for undergraduate students, but we allow the team to consist of up to 50% first-year graduate students.

Entry Fees:

  • Fees significantly reduced for 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions (see fee table below)
  • First team: 1 Faculty Advisor + up to 6 students
  • Extra team discount: up to 5 students per team (if registered under the same advisor)
  • Each additional student participant: see appropriate table below

Due to limited space, WERC will be accepting up to 35 teams on a first-come first-served basis.
Questions? Contact us at werc@nmsu.edu or call Ginger Scarbrough at 575-646-8171.

Register the same way for the Full contest with Bench-scale demo or for the Desktop contest

Register for April 2021 contest!Registration is open. You will be directed to our WERC Contest Site

 

Order of registration (register at werc.nmsu.edu):

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

Students:
1) Receive emailed passwords after the Advisor adds them to the account.
2) Log into the WERC Contest Site
3) Complete their profiles.

Two Fee Structures: 1) Full bench-scale demo 2) Desktop option

1) Full Bench-scale Demo + Virtual PresentationsFirst team*Each extra team*Due Date
Early bird–Teams fully registered and paid by due date.$500$400November 1– December 31, 2020
Regular–Teams fully registered and paid by due date.$600$500On or before January 24, 2021
Late–Teams fully registered and paid by due date.$750$600On or before March 6, 2021
Fee for extra participant$50$50
IEEE Xplore publication charge (per paper)$50$50Fee waived when a team has at least one registered student IEEE member.
Fees cover costs of contest administration, shipping synthetic solutions to you, shipping your results to the lab for testing, analytical testing of your results, and shipping SWAG and awards.*A 2.5% Shopcart fee is added to your credit card order.
Task 2 is a full bench-scale task, but will be charged at the desktop rate to give you room in your budget to ship your device to San Francisco.
2) Desktop Contest + Virtual PresentationsFirst team*Each extra team*Due Date
Early bird–Teams fully registered and paid by due date.$300$200November 1– December 31, 2020
Regular–Teams fully registered and paid by due date.$400$300On or before January 24, 2021
Late–Teams fully registered and paid by due date.$500$400On or before March 6, 2021
Fee per extra participant$30$30
IEEE Xplore publication charge (per paper)$50$50Fee waived when a team has at least one registered student IEEE member.
Fees cover costs of contest administration and providing & shipping SWAG and awards. *A 2.5% Shopcart fee is added to your credit card order.

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.

Other Important Dates

 

We look forward to seeing you in April 2021!