On September 24 at 3:00 p.m., the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department will be holding a poster competition open to all current graduate students. The posters will be displayed and judged in the Gunness Student Center. Light refreshments will be served. The MIE department will provide easels, poster board, and printing assistance, as well as cash prizes. The first prize is $300, $150 for the second prize, and the third prize is $50.
“This will be similar to last year's competition, though this year we will try to expand the event by attracting more undergraduate spectators,” says MIE Associate Professor David Schmidt, the department’s graduate program director. “We have realized that this competition is a valuable chance to showcase our department's research for prospective students. Please feel free to invite any interested parties to visit our competition.”
Posters will be judged on attractiveness, quality of text, and informative value. Students must sign up in advance, because space is limited. Many of the posters that adorn E-Lab are from last year's competition.
“I encourage you to visit them and learn by their examples,” says Dr. Schmidt.
He also notes that MIE Computer Lab Manager Jennifer Blake will print posters on her new plotter, if the electronic files are submitted to her by September 23 at 12:00 noon. The standard poster size will be 24 by 36 inches. Both landscape and portrait orientations are fine. She can accept files in PowerPoint, PDF, and any other Microsoft/Open Office format. (September 2010)