Call for Posters: Energy Institute Symposium

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Our Energy Future: Change, Challenge and Opportunity
Monday, October 14, 2013

The University of Michigan Energy Institute (UMEI) is holding a one-day symposium to mark the dedication of its new home in the newly renovated Phoenix Memorial Laboratory (PML) on north campus. Energy supply systems have changed dramatically over the past five years. This symposium’s theme is an exploration of the ripple effect such changes are having on the U.S. and global economies, the pursuit of energy efficiency and renewable technologies, the evolution of energy-related industries, and the associated impacts on the environmental and public policy and landscape.

Following the morning plenary talks and early afternoon dedication ceremony, the symposium will hold a poster session from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. All members of the University of Michigan graduate student research community are invited to submit posters that showcase their work on any of the Energy Institute’s thrust areas, including carbon-free energy sources; energy storage and utilization; transportation and fuels; and energy policy, economics and societal impact.

SUBMIT:  To enter a poster, please send the poster title (80 character limit), authors’ names and departmental affiliations, including the e-mail address of the designated contact, to Jason Berry <>.  Authors are welcome to re-use posters developed for other conferences.  If you want to have your poster printed by Energy Institute staff, also submit a PDF version of your poster by the due date (below). If you plan on re-using a poster or taking care of printing yourself, you only have to submit the poster title, authors’ names and departmental affiliations. Note, there is no required template.

DUE DATE:  Entries are due on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

DISPLAY:  A standard 30″ by 40″ poster board and easel will be assigned in the Energy Institute’s street-level pavillion (Room 2000 PML).

SET-UP:  Authors should set up their posters between 2:00-3:00 pm on Monday Oct. 14, and be available to discuss their posters during the 3:00-5:00 pm session.

AWARDS: A faculty committee will evaluate the posters to identify “Best Poster” awards, for which winning teams will receive a cash prizes of $1000, $500 and $300 for first, second and third place, respectively.