The applicant must be a student member of Material Advantage. Applicants must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time in a metallurgical/materials science engineering program at a qualified college or university. Papers must be unpublished as of the submission deadline date. Only one paper contest entry per student is accepted. Papers should be of a technical/research nature and may deal with any of the following disciplines: physical and mechanical metallurgy, extractive and process metallurgy, or materials science. The paper should be prepared by one author. It should be the original work of that author as far as possible. If a faculty member is listed as co-author, include a letter from the faculty member confirming that the applicant is the primary author. Papers must be written in English, utilizing good communication skills. The photocopy or digital file submitted must be easily legible. Poor copies of figures and texts are unacceptable. The paper should be neither less than 2,000 nor more than 4,000 words.