Rules for the ÉTS Science Poster Competition, 2023 Edition
Undergraduate and Graduate Students are invited to present, in lay terms, a topic related to the effects of innovation in engineering or their ongoing research project.
The competition will consist of two rounds:
- Participants will present their posters to the jury at lunchtime (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Six finalists will be selected after the completion of this round.
- The recorded presentations of the six finalists will then be evaluated by a second jury, and the prizes will be awarded in March.
Goals of the competition
- To give students an opportunity to deliver an oral presentation of a scientific topic or the subject of a research project to a jury and the ÉTS community (maximum of 10 minutes, including a question period).
Important: The presentation’s theme must be related to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations. It is part of the evaluation criteria. Bibliographic references are also required.
- To give students an opportunity to present a poster that explains a scientific subject in language that is easy for a lay audience to understand. For more information concerning formatting standards for science posters, please consult the following resources:
- ptc.uquebec.ca/affiche/affiche-scientifique-numerique (en français)
- guides.nyu.edu/posters (in English)
- colinpurrington.com/tips/poster-design/ (in English)
- Participating students (alone or in teams of two) can only submit one poster.
- Participation in the competition will be limited to the first 18 teams to register.
- Undergraduate students as well as Graduate students must attend the “Competition de vulgarisation avec poster coaching” training workshop (2-hour session). Register for the session.
- The Dean of Studies Office will accept registrations for the competition from January 5 to January 27 at 4:00 p.m.
- Presentations to the jury will be delivered on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Each participant’s poster and oral component will be evaluated based on an Evaluation Grid. Once the presentations are completed, six finalists will be selected, and their presentations will be recorded.
- The video recordings of the six finalists will then be evaluated by a second jury, who will determine the order of the prize winners.
- 1st prize: $600; 2nd prize: $400; 3rd prize: $300; 4th prize: $275; 5th prize: $225; 6th prize: $200. Also note that the audience is invited to vote for their favorite amongst the contestants. The winner will receive the public choice award ($100).
- The prizes will be presented at the beginning of March, 2023. Please note that the finalists’ posters will be showcased at the Library.