Frequently Asked Questions
How will I be informed if I win?
Winners will be contacted directly by email and/or phone by July 31. Winners will also be announced on our web page.
Can I get a list of the winners?
A list of winners will be posted on our web page by mid-August.
Can I submit hardware as part of my project?
No hardware will be accepted. Written papers and projects only.
Is there a special document format that I need to follow?
No special format is required for submittal. Students should follow the format specifications given by their professors for course assignment/project.
Note: For project reports that exceed 10 pages in length, please submit a short synopsis of your project of no more than 10 pages. Any figures included in the synopsis should be identical to those in the original project report.
Can published papers be submitted?
A published paper can be submitted if it satisfies a course assignment/project/ or paper. Professor approval/signature is required for all submittals.
Can I email my entry?
Yes. Send a PDF or scan of your completed entry form and your paper and attach the CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape, RSoft, and/or PIC Design Suite files in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete entries will be not be considered. You will receive a confirmation email when your entry has been accepted. You will not need to send your entry via mail.
Alternatively, if you do choose to send your entry via mail, send the original completed entry form with required signatures, a copy of your paper, and a CD with the supporting CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape, RSoft, and/or PIC Design Suite files to:
Synopsys Optical Solutions Group
Attn: Student Optical Design Competition
199 S. Los Robles Avenue, Suite 400
Pasadena, CA 91101
You will also receive an emailed confirmation once the entry is received.
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