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CSAT 2022

Students and postdoctoral fellows can display their work and receive feedback and critique from top experts in the cold spray field!

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About the CSAT 2022 Poster Competition

Do you have research you’d like to share?

 

Part of the mission of the Cold Spray Action Team is to promote the participation of students in the cold spray industry by providing an opportunity to showcase their research in a public forum. One of the forums to accomplish this goal is the poster competition.

 

Abstract submissions will be accepted until May 13, 2022 (original deadline: April 29, 2022). Any research work related to cold spray will be accepted in this event.

 

Please note the poster competition details and submission guidelines.

Criteria:  Abstracts should contain original material relevant to the field of cold spray.

 

Format:

The CSAT 2022 Poster Competition will be held in-person only this year. Enter the competition with an abstract submission via email. Attend the in-person portion of the hybrid event to present your posters during the Tuesday 6/21 evening reception and qualify for the grand prize. Winners will be announced on June 22, 2021. Our first-place winner will receive the grand prize from our sponsors!

 

Technical Requirements:

Poster submissions must include:

  • The abstracts must be submitted electronically via email or our site submission form as either a Microsoft word document (.doc), or a PDF.

  • Abstracts should include the title, all authors’ names and affiliations

  • Abstracts are not to exceed 250 words

  • Abstracts should include any pertinent disclosures regarding the research

 

Eligibility:

To be deemed eligible for the CSAT 2022 poster competition, you must be a

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Graduate Student

  • Undergraduate Student

 

How do I apply to present a poster?

Submissions will be accepted by emailing your abstract to the CSAT Organizing Committee.  Submission of abstract is required as PDF or .doc format. Poster submissions will be accepted now until the extended deadline on May 13, 2022 (original deadline: April 29, 2022).

 

Each entrant may submit only one poster and must register separately to attend the meeting in-person (register here). In-person posters may be dropped off at the DCU Center from 4pm - 7pm on Monday evening, June 20, 2022 or set-up on Tuesday morning.

Additionally, please send along a PDF file of your poster to be displayed on our website with the proper accreditations by June 16, 2022.

 

What will the judges be looking for at the Poster Competition?

The judges will evaluate you in different categories. Below are tips on how to excel in each category.

 

Poster Content:

  • Posters should contain relevant information, objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. You can include other parts like future work, alternative hypotheses, etc. You can be creative as to how you present your work, but it should be easy to follow.

  • Tables and figures should be clear and appropriate. This is achieved by proper labeling and having the figures and text big enough.

  • Clearly show the development of your research. The order in which you show your experiments and data matters. Make sure it has a logical flow.

  • Methods should be presented in a way that makes it clear that they will help answer your question and/or test your hypothesis.

  • Include the implications of your conclusions or possible impacts of your results. This does not have to be a big part, but it will serve as a primer for a conversation about the importance of your research.

Project Merit:

  • Convey in a clear way how the project came about.

  • Explain how the findings will advance research within the cold spray field and how they are relevant to this year’s theme of “Use of Cold Spray at the Point of Need”.

Poster Appearance or Clarity:

Contact

Thank you for your valued participation in our program!  If you have questions or comments about the CSAT Poster Competition, please e-mail the CSAT Organizing Committee.   

Abstract submissions are due before May 13th. Review our past Poster Competition submissions on the CSAT YouTube Channel.