In order to recognize and encourage the important contribution students make to the Gaseous Electronics Conference, the GEC Executive Committee will recognize the best paper presented by a student with the:


GEC Student Award for Excellence

Only oral presentations are eligible for this award. A nomination for the award consists of a copy of the student's abstract (plain text when submitting via email, please do NOT send raw LaTeX files) and a supporting letter from the student's advisor. Advisors may nominate only one student from their institute.


Note: an award nomination is separate from a request for Student Travel Assistance.


Nominations must be sent to the GEC Chair by Friday, June 15, 2012.

Dr. Biswa Ganguly

Chair, GEC Executive Committee

Air Force Research Laboratory

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433


The GEC Executive Committee will review the nominations and select Student Award for Excellence finalists. Members from the GEC Executive Committee will serve as judges. Judges will attend the finalists' oral presentations and select the award recipient. The Student Award for Excellence consists of cash and a certificate to be presented during the GEC.


Student Travel Assistance

The GEC is committed to support student participation and offers monetary assistance to student attendees/presenters only. Advisors may request partial reimbursement of travel expenses for students attending and presenting papers at the GEC. To request support, student advisors must send a letter of application and a copy of the student's abstract (plain text when submitting via email, please do NOT send raw LaTeX files).


Note: a request for travel assistance is separate from a nomination for Student Award for Excellence. Students receiving travel assistance are expected to attend the entire conference.


Requests must be sent by Friday, June 15, 2012 to:

Professor Laxminarayan L. Raja

Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

The University of Texas at Austin

1 University Station C0600

Austin, Texas 78712