Application to present a Student Poster at the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium

Win an opportunity to present your work in Climate Adaptation/Mitigation at the the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium (c3eawards.org) on September 19th and 20th at MIT in Cambridge, MA. Recent extreme weather events have increased attention on utilizing both mitigation and adaptation strategies to address climate change. C3E organizers welcome student research posters from any academic discipline focused on the development and/or analysis of climate mitigation and/or adaptation policies, tools, or technologies. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines climate mitigation as “technological change and substitution that reduce resource inputs and emissions per unit of output . . . implementing policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance sinks.” It defines climate adaptation as “initiatives and measures to reduce the vulnerability of natural and human systems against actual or expected climate change effects” (IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, Synthesis, Annex 1). Poster presenters will: 1. Have the opportunity to attend all Symposium events, with hotel and airfare paid in full (if applicable) 2. Network with outstanding professionals and scholars working in a variety of clean energy fields 3. Interact with the C3E Ambassadors 4. Participate in a poster competition, which is voted on by attendees at the symposium and results in a $5,000 award REQUIREMENTS- There is a very limited number of positions for poster presenters; presenters will be selected based on the following criteria: 1. The presentation topic must relate to Climate Adaptation/Mitigation 2. The work should be well-underway, with (at least) preliminary findings and must be original work 3. The presentation should be designed for a multidisciplinary "lay" audience, as symposium guests will come from a variety of backgrounds (minimal jargon and self-explanatory tables and figures) 4. Poster should be prepared specifically for this event (recycled posters with the name of another event visible will be disqualified) 5. The group of presenters will demonstrate diversity in topic, discipline, and institution 6. Applicants should be female graduate students, currently enrolled in a degree program at a US Institution, expected to graduate no sooner than Spring 2013 PROCESS: June 1st: Applications will close at Midnight. June 20th: Applicants will be notified if they are semi-finalists with instructions for submitting a draft poster and one minute video pitch. July 15th: Draft posters and a one minute video pitch are due. August 7th: Applicants will be notified if they are finalists to make arrangements to attend Symposium. September 19th-20th: Finalists must attend the symposium to compete for the final prize. Finalists should bring the hard copy of their poster with them. Email Carter Smith (cjgsmith@mit.edu) with questions.
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