Poster Session

Three prizes will be awarded:

1st Place: $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $100

The live virtual poster session will take place on October 7, 2020, starting at 1:00 pm (platform to be announced). Learn about the latest research conducted by CLS users in agriculture, health, environment, and advanced materials. There will also be a session for our education program where are students on the beamlines groups will have an opportunity to share their research, as well as a session for CLS 2.0-Future Science. Each poster presentation will last for 3 minutes and audience members can participate in a question and answer period. Prizes will be awarded to the best presentations by a panel of CLS scientists and Users’ Executive Committee members.

If you would like to submit a poster, please indicate this when you register for the AUM and you will be contacted by our team through email. Alternatively, you may contact before the October 1 deadline. Posters will be displayed on the CLS website for one month following the AUM (unless otherwise specified by author).

Poster Session – Eligibility

Anyone can register for the CLS Annual Users’ Meeting and indeed submit a poster, however, in order to be eligible for prize consideration the poster should be about research conducted at CLS.

2020 Annual User meeting Poster Judging Matrix

Overall Scientific Question and Results (30 points)
  1. Is this a literature review, proposed study or complete scientific investigation (10)
  2. Is there synchrotron research included in the study – was it done at the CLS (10)
  3. Is there a clear objective/hypothesis/conclusion of the research? (10)
Poster Quality (40 points)
  1. Quality of figures and effectiveness of graphics (10)
  2. Explanation of results in figure legends and elsewhere (10)
  3. Arrangement of figures/tables/text – effectiveness and attractiveness (10)
  4. Acknowledgements (5)
  5. References and citations (5)
Oral Presentation Quality (30 points)
  1. Ability to answer direct research questions about poster (10)
  2. Overall grasp of topic and material (10)
  3. Professionalism (10)


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