Overset Symposium Student Poster Contest

The first Symposium on Overset Composite Grids and Solution Technology was held in 1992 by the late Prof. Joseph Steger at NASA Ames Research Center to exploit the synergism of different overset grid practitioners. To celebrate the 10th conference, the organizing committee launched a Student Poster Contest, named after Prof. Steger. The 11th conference will continue this new tradition by again holding a Student Poster Contest in conjunction with the 2012 Overset Symposium.

Poster submissions that cover CFD work for complex geometries, engineering applications, numerical analysis, computer science, and mathematics are welcome. Research work related to overset technology is encouraged but not required. However, extra credit will be given to work that utilizes or further advances overset grid technology. The poster should highlight original work by a student, either in progress or completed within the last two years. The work may involve collaboration with university, government, or industry partners.

Submission Information:

  1. Prepare six 8.5 in. x 11 in. pages describing the work, or any other page sizes and arrangements that will fit on a 30 in. x 40 in. board.
  2. Poster boards and easels will be provided for mounting the pages.
  3. Only submissions involving students, either graduate or undergraduate in any discipline, working alone or as part of a team, are eligible for submission.
  4. Individuals are limited to one poster submission (i.e., they cannot submit one as an individual and one as part of a team).

Prize Information:

  1. First Prize: $500
  2. Second Prize: $300
  3. Third Prize: $200

All interested participants should register for the symposium on the registration page, after which you will be able to login to your registration and submit your abstract (150 words or less). Note that you may set up a registration account now and pay your registration fee at a later date. Abstracts should be submitted by no latter than July 20, 2012. Team submissions should designate one person as the point of contact and have him/her register for the symposium and submit the abstract, with team members listed as co-authors. Notification of acceptance will be by August 3. Note that depending on the number of submissions, not all submitted posters may be accepted. In this situation, posters will be accepted based on perceived technical merit from all abstracts received prior to the deadline.

All accepted posters will be displayed during the 11th Overset Grid Symposium with the poster contest taking place on Wednesday of the conference (October 16). Poster judging will occur during the coffee and lunch breaks and participants are asked to be present at their posters during these times to answer questions from the judges. Presenters may also be asked to present a brief (one to two minute) overview of their work to the symposium on Wednesday morning. Winners will be determined by a committee of experts representing U.S. government labs, academia, and industry. Prizes will be awarded to the top three posters based on scores in technical content and clarity of presentation. In addition, ALL students that submit accepted posters will have their conference registration fee reimbursed following conclusion of the conference.

Please direct questions to Darrell Crowe.