Student Poster Competition

Deadline June 1, 2009

The 39th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) will be held at Hyatt Regency, Savannah, Georgia, July 12-15, 2009. The conference is hosted and administered by SAE in co-sponsorship with AIAA, AIChE, ASME, and the International ICES Committee. Conference General Chair David Mazyck and Vice Chair Wolfgang Supper announce that the Program Committee will be accepting abstracts from students for a poster session until June 1, 2009. Abstracts of approximately 300 words, must include poster title, author(s) name(s), mailing and e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers. The first author and presenting author of the poster must be a student.

The ICES poster session is a program targeted to stimulate the participation of students and will provide an excellent forum for students to present their work in an informal and interactive setting. Posters are ideal for presenting speculative, late-breaking results or for giving an introduction to interesting, innovative work. Posters are intended to provide students and participants with the ability to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about the work. Each poster will be judged, and each participating student will receive a ticket to Wednesday night�s banquet.

The student poster should follow the same theme of the general conference that focuses on humans living and working in hostile environments with applications inside or outside of terrestrial or outer space habitats or vehicles:

  • Architecture and Human Factors
  • ECLS Technology Development
  • Exploration Missions / Advanced Life Support
  • Extravehicular Activity
  • Life Sciences
  • Spacecraft/Vehicle ECLSS
  • Simulation Software/Analysis & Modeling
  • Spacecraft and Aircraft Thermal Control

Abstracts should be submitted to Joan Hudson via email at no later than June 1. Please include the topic area to which you would like your submission considered along with a poster title, complete contact information including email address and a 300 word abstract.

Rules of the Competition:
Students will be required to present a five-minute synopsis of their posters on Monday afternoon, which should include at least the following sections: introduction, objectives, results, and conclusions. Judging will be based on the overall quality of the poster, the student�s ability to effectively summarize the work, and the quality and clarity of answers to judges� questions. Posters should be 30� x 40�, and electrical outlets will not be available. Students can begin set up of their poster Monday morning, July 13, and need to be present at their poster only between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Instructions on where to set up their posters will be provided when students register at the conference.