MatSE Spring Poster Competition - Undergraduate


Each spring, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering holds its annual poster competition.

Students engaged in independent or industry projects, or other academic interests, are encouraged to submit a poster demonstrating their hard work and scholarship. Winners receive cash prizes and special recognition at the annual MatSE Awards Banquet.


The competition is open to undergraduate MATSE_BS / EMSC_PMAJ (intending MatSE) majors. Undergraduate Seniors who have chosen a senior thesis and Undergraduate Research Fellows (URF) are required to submit posters.


Awardees earn a first, second, or third place. Each winner will receive awards of $250, $100, or $50, respectively.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet on April 18, 2018.

Poster Submission Deadline

All posters must be submitted online by March 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm. Late submissions will not be accepted. Students are encouraged to submit their entries as early as possible. Notification of acceptance of an entry will be made by April 3, 2018.

Poster Guidelines

In order to maintain a unified look for the department, please include the new logo or use the templates provided. Poster sizes must be 36" x 48" in landscape or portrait page orientation in PDF format only. (Check your PDF poster size before submitting by clicking CTRL+D) If the poster is not the correct size, it will be disqualified. Should you need any help with logo please email As a reminder, no posters will be accepted after the deadline.

Judging and Criteria

A panel of intercollege MatSE graduate students will judge the posters on technical content, presentation logic, and overall appearance.