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)
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
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
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).
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.
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