Commercialization of Micro, Nano, and
Emerging Technologies

JW Marriott Houston, Houston, TX, USA

August 28 – 31, 2016
August 28 – 30, 2016


Program - Student Poster Competition



The COMS Student Poster Competition is designed to highlight student research in the areas of nanoscience and technology to the broader community, aid in developing presentation skills, encourage student participation in the conference, and engender a competitive spirit among the participants.

Cash awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place posters, and participants will receive a certificate. The awards will be presented at the dinner on August 29.


Judging Criteria:

Abstract Review

  • Scientific merit of the abstract
  • Availability of experimental data
  • Technical writing

Poster Review

  • Scientific merit of the research
  • Experimental design and thoroughness
  • Organization and visual quality of presentation
  • Validity of conclusions

Contest Rules:

Students who enter the competition must meet the following criteria:

  • The contestant must be a student or post-doc. Doctoral students may be pursuing a PhD, MD, or equivalent terminal degree. Students may have graduated before presenting their research, but the research must have been completed during their enrollment as student at the designated level.
  • The student, listed as the first and presenting author, must have been the primary researcher on the project. The abstract must have at least one co-author, generally the student's research advisor, who consents to the submission of the abstract into the student poster competition.
  • The student must present the poster in person at COMS 2016.

To ensure compliance with these specific rules, students are encouraged to discuss and finalize their submission plan with their research advisor.