Poster Sessions: 2013 Materials Education Symposia
The Advisory Committee, made up of educators from leading universities and materials organizations, issued a call for abstracts for posters on any topic related to the teaching of materials, but particularly on the four themes of each event:
- Engaging Student Interest
- Crossing Disciplines: Design & Architecture
- Emerging Opportunities: Sustainable technology
- Emerging Opportunities: MGI & ICME (Philadelphia) or International Perspectives (Cambridge) :
Like the talks, the poster sessions allow educators to share ideas and resources for materials-related teaching. There is no restriction based on particular approaches or the use of any particular resources.
Accepted poster abstracts for the 4th North American Materials Education Symposium are now listed online. Read the abstracts »
Information For Presenters
Once your poster has been accepted, please prepare a single slide which summarizes your work. This will be used during the 'Poster Teaser' session. Please also ensure that you let us know if you wish to attend the Presenters' Dinner.
For the North American Symposium:
- The posters should be a maximum of 3 feet wide by 6 feet tall
- Portrait mode is preferred (as opposed to landscape mode).
- We will have the backing boards and the poster pins, so all that people will need to supply is the poster itself. The posters will be displayed high enough in the air that presenters can use the entire 6 foot hight (i.e., no need to leave room at the bottom of the poster near the floor)
- It is possible to print posters at Philadelophia university at $50 (US dollars) per poster. (You will need to provide us with a high resolution PDF file of the poster well in advance of the conference)
For the International Symposium:
The maximum poster size is A0 (841mm x 1189 mm). You may use any size up to this maximum and may use landscape or portrait formats. If you have a choice of format we recommend portrait as this will be slightly easier to accommodate on the available poster boards.
If you are interested in presenting your work as a poster and giving a one-minute overview during the poster teaser sessions, please send the abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and ideally contain the following:
- Background and motivation
- What was done? Methods used and why?
- Results, i.e., include some evidence and analysis. What was found?
- Conclusions and significance, including wider application