Student Definition

Student Definition

A student is someone who is enrolled in a degree-granting program (either undergraduate or graduate) at an institution of higher learning and registered full-time according to the definition of his/her respective academic institution, and who is not employed full-time. Students must submit written verification from a professor or other verifiable school authority at their institution attesting to their full-time student status when making an application.

In particular, note that post-docs and part-time students would not normally qualify as students for IAEE purposes.

Student Participation at Conferences

Only IAEE student members, according to the definition above, may apply for student scholarships to IAEE conferences and participate in IAEE conference events that are designated for student participation. The requirement must be met at the time of initial submission of research to the conference in question.

Thus, a member who is a full-time student at the time of initial submission of research for presentation at a IAEE conference will be eligible to participate in events designated for students even if that person’s status changes such that he/she is employed full-time at the time of the conference in question.

To download the student verification form click here.