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The information below is specifically for the 2017 M.Eng. Poster Session. All pertinent information will be updated in Spring 2018.

As a required part of your M.Eng. Design Project, you are expected to present a Poster during the ECE M.Eng. Poster Session. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in the Duffield Hall Atrium. You will also be required submit a PDF of the poster along with your M.Eng. Design Project Report, which will be due on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by 12:00pm.

Participation in the Poster Competition is a requirement for ALL ECE M.Eng. Students, even if you will be earning a February 2017 degree. This is still required even if you won’t be submitting your finalized Design Project until the end of the fall.

JUDGES, AWARDS AND EXPECTATIONS OF WINNERS

  • There will be awards in each of the seven different categories as well as Best Overall Poster
  • All Posters will be reviewed and evaluated by a group of qualified judges
  • Winners in each category will be required to present their Poster in the Duffield Atrium during ECE
    Day on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR POSTER SESSION

REGISTRATION DETAILS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Posters may be either from a TEAM or an INDIVIDUAL
  • Teams should only register once and all Team Member info is required for registration
  • There will be Two Sessions to present your poster; you will be asked to submit your preference
    • Session One – 11:00am – 1:00pm
    • Session Two – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Registration of Posters will be divided into Categories
    • AI/Pattern Recognition (Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics)
    • Bio-Signals (Neural, Controls, Imaging, Bioinformatics)
    • Communications (Information Theory, Network Coding, Digital Communications)
    • Computer Systems (OS, Embedded, Networks, Architecture, Database)
    • Electronic Devices and Materials (Analog, Digital, Optics, MEMS, Circuits)
    • Large Scale Systems (Power Systems, Energy)
    • Signal and Information Processing
  • Instead of a demo that requires a power source, we could encourage showing a demo video with the use of a personal laptop computer
  • Deadline for Poster Session Registration is no later than Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00pm
  • Deadline for submission of PDF Version of your Poster will be Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:00pm
    • Submit your PDF of your Poster and Abstract/Description via email to Scott Coldren at sec36@cornell.edu
    • Failure to submit your Poster and Abstract/Description by the deadline will result in **NOT** being considered eligible for any awards

QUESTIONS REGARDING REGISTERING YOUR POSTER

  • For questions regarding Registration of your Poster, please contact Scott Coldren, sec36@cornell.edu

INFO SESSION – HOW TO CREATE YOUR POSTER, HOW TO PRESENT IT TO THE JUDGES

  • There will be an Info Session for all ECE M.Eng. Students held on Tuesday April 11, 2017, at 4:30pm in 219 Phillips Hall. You will hear from Peter Jessel, Bruce Land and Joseph Skovira on how to best prepare your poster and present it the Judges.

WHAT YOUR POSTER SHOULD BE 

  • Your Poster should summarize your work with as few words and as many pictures as possible
  • Your Poster is a visual representation of your work and a Guide to Enhance Your Discussion of it

EXPECTATIONS OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE POSTER SESSION 

  • You will be expected to be able to give a 2-minute “Elevator Speech” to describe your Poster to Judges
  • You will be expected to be present at your Poster for the entire two hour time slot that you registered for, during the time the posters are being judged
  • You will be required to DRESS PROFESSIONALLY

 


 

Resources

M.Eng. Poster Examples

Poster Tips

  • A mentioned in the reference material and during the poster information session, Powerpoint is the software to use for creating posters.  There are useful tips at this site for using Powerpoint to create your poster.  This Powerpoint link is part of this poster guideline page; check the ‘software’ tab listed on the right hand side.
  • Rishi Sharan discovered an extremely helpful matlab function, matlab2tikz(),  to make very nice and malleable plots. Attached is a very simple sample plot and the src folder which is all you need. Empty it into the directory where your code is and calling matlab2tikz() just creates a new .tex file with your plot and.  There is included code in the readme that will compile the latex for the user.  Download sample code here and testplot.tex is here.

Poster Creation and Design

  • PowerPoint
    • You can use Microsoft PowerPoint to create your poster
    • Save it in PDF Format for electronic submission by the April 29th deadline
  • Font
    • Suggested font choices for your poster are: Helvetica, Calibri or Arial
    • Font Sizes:
      • Title: 100-144 points
      • Section Headings: 72-84 points
      • Main content: 18-24 points, double-spaced
      • Acknowledgements and References: 10-16 points, single-spaced
  • Poster Size
    • Poster dimensions should be 42 inches wide by 36 inches high
    • Posters should NOT exceed these dimensions
  • Printing your Poster: Mann Library