5th Annual Student Research Conference

Call for oral presentations

The Graduate School of Engineering will be holding its 5th Annual Student Conference on 1 October 2013.

All senior research students (3rd and 4th year PhD students, 2nd year MPhil students) are invited to submit a short paper about their research and the three best papers from each school will be asked to present on the day. Abstracts must be submitted via email to by 16 September 2013 and are limited to one A4 size using the .doc conference template

Why submit?

  • Exchange research ideas with postgraduate colleagues and academics
  • Over $4500 in cash prizes will be awarded.
  • $500 cash prizes for the best presentations from each school

Student's presentations should provide a brief, interesting snapshot of their research and how it aligns with this year's theme "Sustainable Technology". It should be targeted towards post-graduates who have no prior knowledge of your research field or topic and for this reason they should stay clear of too much technical detail.

A $500 prize will be awarded to the best presenting student from EACH school.

Awards for presentations will be judged by the Research Training Director of the relevant school and/or the Chair of that session.

Please refer to the presentation criteria here

Call for posters

Call for Posters for Student Conference - Cash prizes to be won

The Graduate School of Engineering will be holding its 5th Annual Student Conference on 1 October 2013.

All research students from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies are invited to submit a poster for consideration in the Technical Poster Competition. The best poster from each school will win $500.

Expressions of interest must be submitted via email to engineering.research@sydney.edu.au by 16 September 2013. Please include:

  • title of the poster
  • your name, affiliation, school address and email address

Posters must be submitted in PDF format via email to engineering.research@sydney.edu.au by 22 September 2013. All posters must be A1 in size and prepared using the .pptx conference template

The Graduate School of Engineering will cover the costs of printing the posters. Posters will be reviewed in the main foyer (or in PNR Drawing Office 1) at lunchtime, where the 5th Annual Student Research Conference will be held. Posters will be judged by a committee which will include academics and members of the professional bodies who will be attending the Conference. All participants are required to be present at the time of judging.

Poster criteria

Posters will be reviewed in the main foyer (or in PNR Drawing Office 1) at lunchtime, where the 5th Annual Student Research Conference will be held. Posters will be judged by a committee which will include academics and members of the professional bodies who will be attending the Conference.

Their judgement will be based on the following criteria:

Technical Content - mark out of 5

  • Originality of content
  • Quality of material

How it aligns with theme of conference

Graphical Presentation - mark out of 5

  • Visual impact
  • Clarity of Message
  • How graphics contribute to flow or content

Oral Presentation - mark out of 5

  • Did the poster presenter have a clear understanding of the topic?
  • Did the presenter give clear answers to questions arising during the discussion?
  • Did the presenter use the poster to illustrate answers to questions?

Please note it is the author's responsibility to obtain consent to release the information presented in the poster.