Student Competition

TaT 2023 invites prospective student teams to submit and participate in the competition and win prizes!

Student teams must include two or more undergraduate and/or graduate students enrolled in college or university. Students can be at any level of their academic studies: Ph.D., Masters, Undergraduate four-year Institutions, and Undergraduate two-year Institutions and community colleges. Read more about the eligibility and competition rules here.

Suggested creative technologies include the following categories,

  • Category 1: Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled Technology

  • Category 2: Augmented and Virtual Reality Systems

  • Category 3: Drones, Robots, and Autonomous Systems

  • Category 4: Games and Interactive Technologies

  • Category 5: Other innovation themes

Team Awards (including certificate of achievement)

Disclaimer: Distribution of the awards is at the discretion of the local organizing committee and subjected to the quantities of qualified submissions to each category. It will be finalized by October 07, 2022.

Eligibility Criteria and Competition Rules

Using Technology against Tornado with Two Core Values: Student-centered Teams & Open-source Development

  • Every team must include two or more full-time students (seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees) and one faculty mentor. Competition organizers reserve the right to request documentation for eligibility verifications.

  • The competition's spirit emphasizes open-source development to help our communities battle against tornadoes. The teams must abide by the public release of their work through the competition media (publications, photography and video production, cloud or GitHub repository, open-access publications, creative commons license release of codes, and through our sponsor's guidelines).

Initial Proposal Submission

  • Every team must submit an initial proposal, a single two-pages pdf file, including the following,

    • Page 1 includes the following items:

      • Team title and project title (project title must be self-explanatory)

      • Team member's full name and university email address

      • Team affiliation

      • Faculty mentor's full name and university email address

      • Corresponding member and email address

    • Page 2 includes the proposed project summary discussing:

      • problem definition and intellectual merit of the proposed solution

      • impact on the battle against the tornadoes

Final Submission

  • Upon technical committee review, once selected for the next submission round, every team chosen must proceed with a final submission (including prototype presentation and demonstration video - Further instructions and requirements will be communicated on time).

Award Competition

  • Once notified as a finalist, every team must plan for an in-person demo and poster day on the competition day.

  • There is No Fee to register teams for the competition or participate; however, finalist teams must present and demonstrate in person on the competition day to become eligible as an award winner.

Key Dates

  • August 30, 2022 Submission opens

  • October 07, 2022 Extended Proposal Submission Due

  • October 10, 2022 Round 1 teams are announced and invited to submit their final entry

  • March 01, 2023 Final Submission Due

  • March 21, 2023 Finalists Announced

  • April 21, 2023 Competition Day

There is No Fee to register student teams and compete; however, finalists must attend the in-person competition to become eligible as award winners.

Special Thanks to the TaT 2023 Sponsor and Hosting Institution