ACerS is offering free MCARE 2012 conference registrations for students participating in either of these new contests:
- Materials for Energy Conversion Contest: This design contest promotes collegial competition among students by having teams attempt to move a volume of water up a vertical distance using contest-supplied energy sources. Student teams will work together to build an energy conversion device. The contest is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Faculty and other non-students may advise, but students must do all the design, assembly and testing on the system. Teams will have 5 minutes to set up their system and 10 minutes to move as much of the water as possible. The team that moves the most amount of water is the winner. View the complete contest rules.
- Student Poster Competition: This competition is designed to allow students to display their research in materials relevant to alternative and renewable energy applications. Graduates and undergraduates are encouraged to participate. During the conference, the posters will be judged, and the winners will be presented with an award. Student poster abstracts are due by November 12, 2011. Students need to contact Marilyn Stoltz to gain access to the submission web site.
To receive a waived MCARE 2012 registration, email Marilyn Stoltz by October 24, 2011. Please provide complete contact information and indicate whether you will participate in (a) the design contest, (b) the student poster contest, or (c) both contests. The number of waived registrations is limited, so contact Marilyn as soon as possible. A special thank you to Sandia National Laboratories and the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity for sponsoring the free student registrations.