Poster Submission

General Overview of Energy Frontiers 2015 Poster Competition
The Energy Frontiers poster competition will be held on March 19th from 12:15-1:45 pm in the UMC Ballroom!  Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners!  See below for a FAQ and registration form!   Registration closes Friday, March 13th at midnight! To give you the weekend to finalize your abstract, we have extended the deadline to Monday, March 16 at 6 pm!

Can professionals and non-student researchers present a poster?
Absolutely!  We encourage you to submit a poster to share your research with students and the community.  Please note that only students will be judged in the poster competition.

Is there any way to get my poster put up on display even though I cannot personally attend the poster session?
Yes! You can drop off your poster to us beforehand and we will put it up for display for you. Email us at to coordinate a drop-off sometime before 5pm Wed, or bring it to the Aspen Room (across the hall from the GMB) during the conference between 9am and noon. If you will not be present then you will not be eligible to compete for cash prizes, but we encourage you to submit an abstract anyway!

What are the awards?
A prize of $200 will be awarded to the top poster in each category (see below for category details).  There will also be a $300 people’s choice award given to the presenter of the the best overall poster (popular vote of all attendees).

Who is eligible to receive the awards? 
Any student who signs up for the poster competition and presents a poster during the Energy Frontiers poster session is eligible to receive one of the designated awards.

How will posters be judged?
Below is the rubric that judges will use when reviewing each student poster. The student with the highest combined score from the judges will receive the award.
-Presentation and Clarity
-Feasibility and Impact
-Innovation and Originality
-Contribution and Personal Involvement
Students will be judged based on the above rubric. At the end of the poster competition, CU Energy Club officers will work together to tally up the scores. The student with the highest combined score in each category will receive the award.

What are the Poster Categories?
Economics, Policy, and Sociology (business plans, societal, impacts, economic studies, etc…)
Electricity Generation and Storage (wind, solar, batteries, etc…)
Fuels and Transportation (electric vehicles, alternative fuels, etc…)
Energy Management (transmission/distribution, building, systems, smart grid, etc…)
Undergraduate (Undergrads will compete in their own general category, separate from grad students.)

How do I create and print a poster?
If you have never made a poster for a scientific conference before, here are some guidelines on creating the poster including links to free templates. It is easy to create a poster in power point, but you may use any software. Most printing places require a file in PDF format. There are two locations on campus that can print your poster, the ITLL in the engineering center and the Ink Spot in the UMC. You can also get your poster printed from any local printing service. The CU Energy Club is unable to cover printing costs for posters, but sometimes research grants are able to help with these costs.

How do I enter my poster in the poster session?
Sign up below!

The Annual Energy Conference hosted by the CU Energy Club