Poster Competition

Symposium Objectives:

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) is hosting a Research Symposium on October 24, 2019, in an effort to celebrate the success of our researchers, increase visibility of the research portfolios within the disciplines, outline a future direction of the Faculty’s Strategic Research Plan, and foster collaboration amongst faculty.

Poster Competition Overview:

The Student Poster Competition, which will be hosted at the Research Symposium, is an opportunity for graduate research students (as well as summer research students and post-docs) within the FEAS to network, present their work to faculty members, and become more familiar with research work being performed in other areas of engineering.

All poster team members are invited to attend the Research Symposium tracks throughout the day. Only the presenter of the poster will be eligible for an invitation to the Research Symposium Banquet dinner, following the day’s event. Additionally, cash prizes will be awarded for winning ($400/each), and an honorable mention ($200/each).

Research Tracks:

Poster themes should focus on one of the symposium research tracks:

  • Intelligent Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Natural & Built Environment
  • Energy Systems
  • Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Processing

Key Dates & Requirements:

*DEADLINE EXTENSION* August 30, 2019 - 4:00pm: Abstracts are to be submitted by email to


  • Abstracts may not exceed 150 words
  • Select 3 applicable symposium research tracks for the submission, and list in order of priority
  • Identify 6 key words
  • Title of prospective poster
  • Name and department of author, supervisor, and presenter
  • Author email(s)

September 6, 2019: Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email (

Abstracts that meet the above noted criteria will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis in alignment with the poster capacity for each symposium track. Once notification is received, the successful applicants may proceed with the creation of their poster.

*DEADLINE EXTENSION* October 18, 2019 - 4:00pm: Poster submission deadline

Posters are to be submitted in person to the Faculty Office, Room 200, Beamish Munro Hall (attention of Emily McCracken), per the submission deadline.

Any questions or concerns regarding the Research Symposium Poster Competition may be directed to

Poster Guidelines:

Poster presentations must be displayed on a 24”x 36” paper board, in landscape orientation, and effectively communicate the research program, while minimizing text and effectively utilizing visuals.

Presenters must take down their posters by 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019.