SPE taking entries for ACCE student poster competition

The SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) is seeking entries for the Sept. 10 student poster competition.

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The organizing committee for the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) has issued an invitation for entries on innovative composites technologies for automotive and ground transportation for its annual student poster competition. The group also announced that Faurecia Automotive Exteriors will be the competition's 2015 sponsor.

Judges made up of media, industry experts and SPE board members will review all posters with student authors on the first day of the conference. First-, second-, and third-place awards will be presented to winners in graduate and undergraduate categories by Patrick (Pat) Szaroletta, president, Faurecia Automotive Exteriors North America during a special ceremony after lunch on Sept. 10. This year's SPE ACCE will be held Sept. 9-11, 2015, in Novi, MI, US.

Students and their posters will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  • Content (student and poster demonstrate clarity of topic, objectives, and background);
  • Motivation for research and technical relevance to conference theme;
  • Methodology and approach to problem;
  • Quality of proposed research results/findings;
  • Conclusions are supported by information presented;
  • Presentation (display aesthetics are pleasing and there is a logical flow between sections);
  • Knowledgeable (presenter has a good grasp of the subject);
  • Understandability (poster is effective even without student being present to explain it); and
  • Overall rank vs. other posters and presenters.

Students interested in participating in the 2015 competition should contact Dr. Uday Vaidya, SPE Composites Division board member and education chair, and professor and director-Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center, Department of Materials Science & Engineering at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB, Birmingham, AL, US), at ACCEposters@speautomotive.com.

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