The Engineering Science Symposium is an annual showcase of the excellence research conducted by SHPE students and faculty members. The Symposium has two components: (1) paper presentations and (2) poster presentations. Podium presentations are made by SHPE undergraduate and graduate students and include keynote talks by SHPE faculty. Awards for the best student presentations are provided.
Submission Period Closed
FACULTY MEMBERS AND RESEARCH SCIENTISTS:
Faculty members and research scientists invited to present submit electronically (see link above).
STUDENTS (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE):
- Approximately 70% of the Symposia presentations will be by students. Students must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:
- Must be a SHPE Member
- Must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student in Fall 2015.
- The topic of the technical paper must be new technology or discoveries in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics (STEM)
- Presenting students must attend events on Thursday Nov. 3 at the SHPE conference including the Distinguished Lecture Series and the Graduate Program appropriate to their degree program.
- Abstract Submission: Friday, August 26, 2016
- Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016
- Students selected for the Paper Presentation submit papers electronically: October 15, 2016
- Symposium: Friday, November 4, 2016
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION/PARTICIPATION SELECTION
Abstract submission is performed electronically by the date specified above. An abstract is a short (800-word max) description of the work performed including a statement of significance, methods, results (quantitative) and discussion and conclusions. The abstract instructions provide additional hints/advice on creating a competitive abstract. Abstracts may be based on work performed at any time prior to the abstract due date AND within the year of the SHPE Conference. A committee of faculty reviewers will judge abstracts and only students with the highest scoring abstracts will receive an invitation to present at the SHPE Conference.
RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Students interested in participating in the Research Paper presentations must submit an abstract for the Syposium. Selected participants for the research paper presentations additionally a paper by the deadline. The research paper (5 pages) is reviewed by expert faculty members and industry members prior to the meeting.
RESEARCH POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Students interested in participating in the Research Poster presentations must submit an abstract. Selected presenters in the research poster session must bring a poster to the SHPE meeting and stand by it to answer questions during the Symposia poster session Friday evening. No written paper is required.
There is no limit to the number of abstracts an individual may submit. There is no limit to the number of co-authors in a single abstract (some co-authors may be faculty advisors/mentors). The first and presenting author must meet eligibility requirements and is the only author eligible for conference registration fee support and/or prizes.
PARTICIPATION SELECTION CRITERIA
Abstracts and technical papers will be reviewed and judged by a committee based on the following criteria:
- Importance of work to technology and/or science is stated or explained
- Originality of the abstract (i.e. this is a novel investigation)
- Quantitative results are presented in the abstract
- Completeness (i.e. the results address the research question, no “will be completed”)
- The conclusions of the study are stated
The Presenting Students who attend both the Thursday and Friday programming will receive complimentary early conference registration (or reimbursement if they have already registered).
The best student presentation in each session will be awarded a blue ribbon.
Student Poster Chair:Leonardo Chamorro, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Mechanical Science and EngineeringUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
|Engineering Symposium Chair:
Pablo Zavattieri, Ph.D.
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
|Engineering Symposium Past-Chair:
Christopher Hernandez, Ph.D.
Sibley School of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
|Student Paper Chair:
Ubaldo M. Córdova Figueroa
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez
|Student Poster Chair:
Leonardo Chamorro, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Faculty Presentation Chairs:
Guillermo Aguilar, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Riverside
William GJ Halfond, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science
University of Southern California