Energy poster session showcases diverse energy projects
Charlotte Kirk, Chemical Engineering class of 2014, works with MIT's Prather Lab on high energy density alcohols. Photo: Rick Friedman Photography.
The MIT Energy Initiative and the MIT Energy Club collaborated on an October event to showcase undergraduate student research in energy. Participating students (from freshmen to seniors) came from across MIT's departments to present their projects. They included UROPs, internship projects, class projects and independent research. An eager crowd of energy buffs (families, students, and MIT researchers) were treated to an inside look at investigations into a wide variety of energy ideas and innovations.
Fall 2011 Poster Session Participants
These presenters successfully completed the Poster Scholars Program, which is a new joint effort of the MIT Energy Club and the MIT Energy Initiative. Selected undergraduates with energy projects are paired with graduate student mentors, who act as their guides in the poster-making and delivery process.
The program kicks off with a seminar on effective presentation skills and the do's and don'ts of poster layout. Over the following two weeks, students work independently and with their mentors to hone their communication skills, including practice pitching sessions and advice on how to create proper visual aids. This 2 week program culminates in a public poster session, which this year was held in the Stata Center over Family Weekend, October 14th.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to be informed of the next Poster Scholars Program application deadline (Fall 2012).