R1 Student Conference

University of MaineThe health and safety of students, volunteers and IEEE staffs are our top priority. Last night (3/10/2020), the IEEE Region 1 Student Conference Steering Committee reached the unfortunate conclusion that the current COVID-19 situation is beyond our control, and it has affected many schools travel plan.  Hence, we decided to postpone the student conference either to December 2020, or early 2021.  Once we have confirmed the new date, we will send out the e-notice, or you can check here for updates on the conference.

The IEEE Region 1 Student Conference (StuCon) is the premier annual event where student branches from IEEE Region 1 – the eight Northeastern United States (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI and VT) – meet to discuss mutual challenges and to compete in regional competitions.  Located this year in scenic Maine!   Make your plans today to attend this unique event!

Innovative Technologies Complex

Click here for the Conference Flyer!

Program at a glance!

The conference objective is to encourage lively student engagement and provide  opportunities for students to network and learn from other students from across Region 1 while applying practical engineering knowledge in the various competitions. StuCon also provides a great opportunity for student members to work in teams and to network with Industry Professionals and IEEE Leaders.

Conference Highlights:











Black Bear Inn & Conference CenterHotel Accommodations:

The Black Bear Inn & Conference Center
4 Godfrey Drive, Orono, ME

Hotel accommodations are included in the registration fee (via a rooming list – do NOT try to book directly with the hotel) on a first come – first served basis for those traveling more than 100 miles each way. Students and Teams will be required to share a room (up to 4 students per Room, up to two in a bed). Hotel rooms will not be provided for local participants.

Regular Conference attendees will be billed $130/night, taxes included.

Click here to sign up for your hotel accommodation at the R1 Student conference!


Registration Rates 

before April 10th     after April 10th
IEEE Member (All Grades)           $80        $100
Non-IEEE Member           $120        $150


Steering Committee 
Conference Co-Chairs: Soon Wan and Jude Pearse
Competition and Workshop Volunteers
MicroMouse Competition: Co-Chairs: Bala Prasanna and Robert Pellegrino

Anthony Wan and Jason Hui

Student Paper Contest: Ali Abedi, Rasit Topalogluro, and Julia Upton
Ethics Competition: Harold Belson, Walter Rawle, and Bruce Hecht
Drones Workshop: Vince Socci
Hackathon: Charles Rubenstein and Howard Bussey
HKN Session: Chair: Jason Hui
Student Organizers and support
Program Manager: Susan Hastings
Registration: Tori Nicholas and Calvin Skinner
Tours: Steele Muchemore-Allen
Additional Support: Seth Martin and Cameron Duncan