Students are the future of the MTT-S and the IMS. Each year the Steering Committee takes seriously the need to provide a program that encourages the professional growth of its future leaders. Opportunities at IMS2014 include: a Student Reception, Student Volunteer opportunities, Student Competitions, PhD. Student Initiative and IMS Project Connect.

GOLD/Student Reception: The IEEE MTT Graduates of Last Decade (GOLD) and Student Committees invite all MTT GOLD and student members and guests to a complimentary reception. Location and Time TBD.

Student Volunteer Opportunities: IMS2014 will have a need for student volunteers for a variety of activities. The Application Form is now available. The deadline is 1 May 2014.

PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative: The PhD student sponsorship initiative established and sponsored by the MTT-S Administrative Committee will be back for IMS2014! Visit http://ims2014.org/students/phd-student-sponsorship-initiative !

Student Competitions: A number of student events and competitions are held at the IMS each year. These consist of the student paper competition and a number of other design competitions, which vary from year to year. Click here to view the 2014 Student Competitions

IMS Project Connect: Project Connect, will bring an exceptional group of undergraduate students to the IEEE conference on a travel grant provided by NSF and IEEE. Approximately twenty students from underrepresented minority groups will be carefully selected based on their academic credentials and career goals, through a competitive application process. The long term goal of this program is to attract a diverse pool of highly motivated students to the field if microwave engineering. The program is designed to create an opportunity for students to interact with practicing engineers, to learn about the exciting new technologies being developed today, and to introduce students to the variety of careers in the area of microwave engineering. More information on Project Connect

Graduate Student Challenge: The MTT Society will be hosting for the fourth time the Graduate Student Challenge during the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa Bay, Florida. This event is open to all PhD and MS students who are registered at IMS. As opposed to other IMS student competitions and activities, all the activities related to the Graduate Student Challenge competition will take place only during the IMS2014. The aim is to encourage graduate student members who attend the IMS conference to form teams, conduct brain storming meetings, develop new ideas and propose applications based on two papers presented at the IMS and on themes indicated by the jury. More information on Graduate Student Challenge