The ALS will be holding two online poster sessions during this year’s User Meeting. The first session will for participants in the Student Poster Competition on Tuesday August 25th. The second session will be for any other poster presentations and will be on Wednesday August 26th. There will be a cap on the number of posters at each session.
ALS users, staff, postdocs, and students wishing to participate in either the general poster session or the student poster competition should indicate so when registering online.
Information about how to prepare and present your poster will be sent to participants at a later date.
Student Poster Competition: Neville Smith Student Poster Award
Neville Smith was the Scientific Director for the ALS from 1994 to 2006. He was known not only for his scientific expertise, particularly in photoemission spectroscopy, but also for his wicked wit. As a great supporter of young scientists, his contribution is acknowledged by the naming of the Student Poster Award in his honor, beginning in 2014. Read about last year’s winners here: 2019 User Meeting Award Recipients.
As part of the competition, students will present their posters in a zoom session (details to follow). Meeting attendees interested in seeing a particular poster will be able to join and leave its session just like in a “normal” in-person poster session. Furthermore, all student competition participants are asked to take part in a “Poster Slam”—a one-minute/one-slide oral preview of their poster just prior to the poster session.