Student Design Poster Competition
This competition will showcase and recognize outstanding undergraduate design projects from across Canada. Projects must address topics in applied mechanics in order to maintain the alignment with the general themes of CANCAM 2015. Competitors must have been registered full-time students at a Canadian university for at least one term in the 2014-2015 academic year. The organizing committee reserves the right to reject inappropriate submissions.
Winning entries will be chosen by a panel of judges, using the following criteria:
- Alignment with CANCAM 2015 themes: The project involves technical topics that align with the conference theme of applied mechanics. These include topics in fluids, solids, and other relevant topics as listed on the conference website.
- Design methodology: The design problem is clearly defined, including requirements, objectives and constraints. The poster demonstrates sufficient background research relevant to the project. Multiple alternatives must have been considered and evaluated before selecting a final design or solution. Non-technical issues such as environmental impact, safety, legal requirements, etc. have been considered as appropriate.
- Engineering validation: Appropriate understanding and application of engineering principles and concepts are demonstrated. Design decisions, evaluations and trade-offs are properly justified using mathematical modeling, computer simulation, experimentation and prototype testing as appropriate.
- Communication and documentation: The poster is well organized and formatted. The writing is clear and concise, using appropriate professional language. The writing is grammatically correct and free of errors. Graphics including diagrams, figures and images are used effectively. References are properly cited.
Posters should be submitted as a single page or slide in Microsoft PowerPoint format (.pptx) or Portable Document Format (.pdf). These may be formatted in either landscape or portrait orientation. The posters will be printed on a paper size of 24”x36” and displayed at the conference. The poster must include the following information:
- University and department
Poster template can be downloaded from the following link.
The online submission system be accessed by following this link: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/SDP2015/
To receive full consideration in the competition, posters should be submitted electronically by May 1, 2015 at 4:00 EDT the latest.