The Tire Society



36th Annual Meeting and Conference on Tire Science and Technology
Akron-Fairlawn Hilton, Akron, Ohio, USA | September 12-13, 2017

General Information

A $500 award will be presented for the best technical paper presented by a student at the 36th Annual Conference of the Tire Society.

Eligibility Requirements for the Award

To be eligible for the Superior Student Paper Award all of the following requirements must be satisfied:

  • The principal and presenting author of the paper is a university student

  • All documents must received by the Conference Chair on or before the deadline. The three required documents are: A standard abstract (example), the presentation, and the manuscript (example).

  • The paper is selected for presentation in the student award competition based on evaluation of the abstract by the panel of judges.

Submission Instructions

Instructions for student authors are similar to instructions for regular authors.

Abstract submittal instructions

Step 1:
Fill out and sign the - Transfer of Copyright Agreement. This can be signed electronically.
Step 2:
Ensure that the Abstract is at least 200 words and meets the style conventions found in the example
Step 3:
Email the Abstract and the Transfer of Copyright Agreement to the conference chair at

NOTE: Please indicate in your email that the manuscript is a student paper.

See Manuscript Submission and Speaker Information sections here to learn more about submitting the manuscript and the presentation for the conference.

Abstract Submission Deadline April 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance will be sent out by May 30, 2017

Manuscript and Presentation Submission Deadline August 1st, 2017

Contact Information

For questions about the conference, please contact

Joshua Herron or at

Program Chairman

2017 Tire Science & Technology Conference

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