Submit an Abstract

Please review all the information below prior to submitting an abstract to the WE Local Collegiate Competition. Note, the Collegiate Competition is only held at WE Local North America conferences. 

Collegiate Competition Criteria

  • Current/Active SWE (undergraduate or graduate) Collegiate Member
  • Student must enter the category  (undergraduate or graduate) for which they are currently enrolled as a member in the Society
  • Students can use a current research/project they are working on alone, an independent study project, or a project they’re working on with others

WE Local Collegiate Competition

Collegiate Competition Guidelines

To help students put their best foot forward, WE Local created the Collegiate Competition guidelines which includes evaluation rubrics. Download the Collegiate Competition packet today!

Apply Today 

All WE Local North America conferences are now accepting applications for the 2021 WE Local Collegiate Competition. Click here to apply for the collegiate competition.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT.


All WE Local North America notifications will be sent by e-mail starting in December. 

Collegiate Competition Finalists 

Once an online research abstract has been submitted and accepted, students are recognized as “Finalists”.

Finalists receive:

  • A complimentary Collegiate premier registration
  • A $250 travel stipend to compete in the on-site technical poster presentation as well as lightning talk competition to the conference for which they were selected
  • Recognition and awards at the WE Local Power Hour on Saturday afternoon
WE Local takes place all around the world.