Both the Symposium on VLSI Technology and the Symposium on VLSI Circuits recognize outstanding student papers with a Best Student Paper Award. The awards were established in 2004 to promote student research and support the development of future leaders in the fields of VLSI Technology and VLSI Circuits. Award recipients are selected based on the quality of their written papers and the quality of their presentations at the Symposia. Award recipients receive a monetary prize and certificate, presented at the opening session of the Symposium held in the following year. Award recipients’ travel expenses and registration fees for the Symposium held in the following year are covered by the Symposia. Candidates for the awards must be enrolled as full-time students at the time of paper submission, must be the leading author and the presenter of their papers, and must indicate at submission that their papers should be considered for the award.