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TECHCON Submitter Eligibility & Presenter Obligations


TECHCON is an amazing opportunity for SRC Research Scholars to meet industry professionals, make lasting connections, and maybe even get a job offer. 🍀 


SRC Research Scholars 

The TECHCON Abstract Call is open to SRC Research Scholars. What is an SRC Research Scholar? 

An SRC Research Scholar is a student in the semiconductor talent pipeline presently working towards a degree and is engaged in SRC-sponsored R&D/WFD programs. SRC Research Scholars do not need to be directly financially supported by SRC. Rather, they must be participating in SRC research or a related WFD program. SRC Research Scholars may be pursuing an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degree, or they may be a postdoc.

Submitter Eligibility & Requirements


  • Submitters should be working on SRC Research 
  • It is expected that every graduate student in their 2nd year or later will submit at least one abstract
  • Submitters should not have a job or job offer (internships do not count as a full-time job)
  • A maximum of 2 abstracts per graduate student can be submitted


  • Submitters should be working on SRC Research or participating in SRC Workforce Development programs
  • It is expected that every undergraduate student will submit at least one abstract
  • Submitters should not have a job or job offer (internships do not count as a full-time job)
  • A maximum of 1 abstract per undergraduate student can be submitted

TECHCON Presenter Obligations 

If you are selected to present at TECHCON, you are required to attend the entire conference: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2024 — Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2024. 

Graduate students will present a 15-minute presentation with 5-minute Q&A as well as one poster session. Undergraduates will present posters on both Monday and Tuesday during the TechConnect sessions.

Presentation Information 

  • Presentations will be 15 minutes in length with 5 minute Q&A. A computer and projecter are provided.  
  • Presentations are grouped by technology interests and Decadal Plan Seismic Shifts. 
  • Presenters will display their poster for live Q&A at a TechConnect session. Presenters must provide their own fully-charged computer.    

Presenters who accept their invitation to present at TECHCON must notify SRC immediately if they accept employment. SRC reserves the right to replace research scholar presenters who have accepted employment prior to the conference. Please contact techcon@src.org if you accept employment or have any questions. 

By accepting an invitation to present at TECHCON, you are agreeing to fulfill the obligation timetable listed below. Note that undergraduates will only present posters and can disregard the paper and presentation deadlines.

Presenter Due Dates for TECHCON 2024 

Call for Abstracts Opens 

February 7, 2024 

Call for Abstract Closes 

March 13, 2024 

Papers Due 

July 10, 2024 

Final Presentations Due

August 23, 2024 

Pre-Recorded Video Due

August 23, 2024 

Digital Posters Due 

August 29, 2024 

Student Arrival  By 2 PM Sept 8, 2024 


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