C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium issues call for student posters

Call for poster submissions showcasing the work of women in clean energy ends February 29, 2016


Now in its 5th year, the C3E Symposium is soliciting excellent posters showcasing the work of women in clean energy. This Poster Competition is an opportunity for early- and pre-career researchers to participate in networking and share their research at the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium, a collaboration of the U.S. Department of Energy, MIT Energy Initiative, and the Precourt Institute. It also exposes attendees to cutting-edge research in a variety of clean energy fields. A committee with wide-ranging expertise will select the most compelling posters submitted, for presentation at the Symposium, with an eye for diversity of institution, topic, and discipline and with consideration of the following characteristics:

To be considered, entrants must be able to attend the full symposium on May 31st, 2016 at Stanford University, CA, to present their work in person during all breaks and at the evening session. For the top 5 presenters, who submit the most compelling posters and presentations, the C3E committee may award a stipend towards their travel and accommodation expenses for the symposium. Award of these funds will be announced when posters are selected.



  1. Please record a video of yourself giving an initial presentation of your poster as if you were giving it to a symposium guest. The video should be no longer than one minute (longer videos will not be considered), and uploaded to YouTube as unlisted or public.
  2. Please complete this online form. This application includes requests for:
    • A description of your research (in no more than 200 words) that includes the following:
      • motivation for studying this question,
      • research methods,
      • results and/or conclusions, and
      • implications and broader significance of what you discovered.
    • A link to the one-minute YouTube video of your poster presentation.
  3. Please use your name as the poster file name and upload your poster as a PDF file to Box for file-sharing at:
    • Please try to optimize the file size, but resolution should be high enough that the smallest text in graphs and charts is legible.
    • When preparing your poster, please consider the following tips.
      • Posters will be viewed during breaks, meals, etc. They should be eye-catching and legible from some distance.
      • Viewers respond well to graphics and other visuals as opposed to large amounts of text.
      • Avoid jargon, acronyms and any other field-specific phrases. It is helpful to assume that guests have limited knowledge of your content because they will come from such a wide variety of backgrounds.

All items (poster, and online form) should be submitted by February 29.

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