Poster Contest

The South Texas Chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers is soliciting submissions for student poster presentations in conjunction with the 2020 International Polyolefins Conference. This conference typically attracts more than 700 participants which will provide an excellent opportunity to demonstrate commitment of your program and students to the global plastics community. We encourage and welcome your participation in the Student Poster Contest at the 2020 International Polyolefins Conference in Houston, TX.

The posters will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Technical content
  • Relevance to the conference and/or plastics
  • Presentation organization and appearance

The following prizes will be awarded to the best entries: First prize: $500 Second prize: $400 Third prize: $300 Honorable Mention (if any): $200. Awards will be presented during luncheon Tuesday. Awardees are required to be present to receive their awards.

Posters should adhere to the following content and format: Poster topic must concern plastics Poster topic is encouraged (but not required) to deal with polyolefins. Students who desire to present posters from universities outside of those in Texas at which the South Texas Section supports student chapters should contact Iman Bahrani to discuss arrangements. Those students will be expected to be present at the Conference. Special student registration fee will be available.

Please note: A maximum of three poster entries per school and only one poster entry per student. Presentation to be contained on one poster board or graphic poster film [most common size = 30 inches by 40 inches (76 cm x 102 cm) with the greater dimension oriented vertically].

Posters must be at the Hotel by Sunday, February 23, 2020. No posters will be accepted on Monday, February 24, 2020. If necessary, poster entries could be sent for delivery with arrival no earlier than Wednesday, February 19, 2020 and no later than Friday, February 21, 2020 to the conference hotel:

Hilton Houston North Hotel
2020 International Polyolefins Conference
Attn: Allison Richardson
12400 Greenspoint Drive
Houston, TX 77060-1998.

Please include the following information on the package:

PE Polyolefins Conference:
c/o Rene Colyer
“HOLD FOR ARRIVAL” February 23, 2020.

Chair: Iman Bahrani


Copyright & Permission to Use

SPE may take photographs and audio/video recordings during the conference, pre-conference meetings and receptions that may include attendees within sessions, networking areas, exhibition areas, and other areas associated with the conference both inside and outside of the venue. By registering for this event, all attendees are providing permission for SPE to use this material at its discretion on SPE's websites, marketing materials, and publications. SPE retains ownership of copyright to all photographs and audio/video recording obtained at this event and attendees may request copies of any material in which they are included.