Poster Competition

EMI 2011 Conference and Exhibition

Boston, June 2-4, 2011

Student Research Poster Competition

The Conference Organizing Committee of the Engineering Mechanics Institute 2011 Conference invites posters to be considered for presentation at the Student Research Poster Competition at the EMI 2011 Convention at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, June 2-4, 2011. Posters will be displayed in a prominent place in the Exhibition Hall and a session will designated for students to discuss with judges and convention attendees their research.

Posters are invited on any topic directly related to any of the session or symposium topics from the conference, by students who have already submitted an abstract or paper(s) to EMI 2011. The research should not promote specific products or commercial interests.

Up to fifteen posters will be selected for display at the conference all of which will receive awards. Up to three of these will receive special recognition and an additional cash prize. All selected posters will be included in the Conference Proceedings CD.

Competition Award

Up to fifteen posters will be chosen for display at the conference.  Each will be awarded a cash prize of $50.  From this group, a panel of judges chosen by the Organizing Committee will select up to three posters to receive special recognition, and to receive an additional cash award of $250 each, to be presented at the Conference Banquet.

EMI 2011 reserves the right to have fewer awards if there are an insufficient number of posters judged to be of award quality, and to withdraw an award if a student does not meet eligibility requirements, cannot be contacted or cannot attend the convention.  Awards are non-transferrable.

Judging Criteria

Posters will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Research significance and completeness
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Overall quality of research
  • Impact/importance of the research to its research field.


The program is open to any student, graduate or undergraduate, engaged in research related to engineering mechanics, and who has already submitted an abstract or paper(s) to EMI 2011.  Students already participating in the conference are strongly encouraged to participate in the Poster Competition. The poster competition joins the three student paper competitions as a means to have student work recognized at the highest professional level.

Poster Submission

  • Posters must follow the Poster Template provided.
  • Posters with multiple student authors are acceptable.  Any cash award must be divided between eligible students.
  • Posters must be submitted as PowerPoint files via email to Jeff Doughty at: Contact information for the submitting student(s) must be included with the poster.
  • The submission must contain the name and complete contact information of a sponsoring faculty member, even if the faculty member is not an author.
  • Research should be complete or nearly complete to be considered.
  • Any sponsor of the research should be clearly identified.


Posters are to be submitted by May, 23rd, 2011.   Presenters will be notified of their acceptance immediately thereafter.


Hard copies of posters must be either brought to the conference or mailed to: Jeffrey Doughty, Northeastern University, 501 Stearns Center, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115.  Mailed posters must be received by Monday, May 30th.

If you have questions about the competition, please contact Jeff Doughty at or 617.373.3457.