Carnegie Mellon University

As part of CMU Energy Week 2021, the CMU Energy Student Poster Competition is calling for abstracts from CMU students and teams to showcase their innovative work. The competition is an opportunity for all CMU students (undergraduate and graduate) as well as postdoctoral researchers to highlight their academic research to a panel of expert judges, energy leaders, corporate executives, and the CMU community at large.

Feel free to repurpose a poster you've already presented at other conferences or events. Interested participants must submit an abstract (300-word limit), the deadline for which has been extended to February 28, 11:59 p.m. ET. 

Submit your abstract 

All individuals who submit an abstract will be notified via email latest by March 1 as to whether their abstract has been accepted for the virtual poster presentation competition. If selected as a finalist, you will be asked to submit your final posters by March 14, 11:59 p.m. ET. Posters can feature STEM or Non-STEM related research.

The virtual poster competition will take place on Thursday, March 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET during CMU Energy Week 2021. Finalists will have the opportunity to do a live 4-minute presentation of their poster, followed by 2 minutes of Q&A with judges. Due to the new virtual format, we ask that you select one member from your team for the presentation and Q&A.

$2,000 in total prizes will be awarded for the most compelling posters:

  • First Place ($1,000 and e-newsletter exposure)
  • Second Place ($500)
  • Third Place ($250)
  • People’s Choice ($250)

 Please note that the above prize amounts are taxable.