C3E Poster Presentation

Maha Haji, a Doctoral Candidate studying Mechanical Engineering at MIT, presents her research to guests.

C3E Poster Session and Competition 2017

Submit abstracts here (please email c3eawards@mit.edu if you cannot access the submission portal).


The C3E poster session is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers engaged in clean energy research across all disciplines in universities worldwide. Abstract submission closes on June 12, 2017. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their abstract by June 23, 2017.

Criteria for prescreening are:

  • Academic merits
  • Potential project impact
  • Diversity of institutions, topics, and discipline

Abstracts should contain:

  • Names of authors (underline the presenter)
  • Affiliation of authors
  • Contact information of presenter
  • Poster title (limited to 300 characters)
  • Area of research (from list below)
  • Abstract text (limited to 3000 characters excluding spaces, but including punctuation)

The C3E poster competition is open to all authors whose abstracts are accepted and who submit a PDF of their poster along with a 1-minute video describing the poster and their research by August 20, 2017.

Portal for submission of posters and videos will be open on June 30, 2017.

Judges from MIT, DOE, and Stanford will review the poster entrants and select the top 5 posters, which will receive a financial award of $1000 each.

Submission Criteria

To be considered for poster presentation, entrants must be able to attend the full symposium on November 15, 2017 at MIT in Cambridge, MA to present their work in person during all breaks and at the evening session.  For the top 5 presenters who submit the most compelling posters and presentations, the C3E committee will award a stipend towards their travel and accommodation expenses for the symposium.  Award of these funds will be announced when posters are selected.

The poster presenter must be a female undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoc currently undertaking the research project presented. The presentation topic must relate to clean energy and can be in any of the following areas:

  • Basic Energy Science
  • Built Environment and Infrastructure
  • Climate and Environment
  • Developing World
  • Energy Education
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Fossil Energy
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Policy and Economics
  • Power Distribution and Energy Storage
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation

The research should be well underway, with at least preliminary findings, and must be original work.

Timeline of Key Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline – June 12, 2017
  • Notification of abstract acceptance – June 23, 2017
  • Portal for submission of posters and videos opens – June 30, 2017
  • Poster and Video submission deadline – August 20, 2017
  • Judging – Week of September 4, 2017
  • Notification of poster selection – Week of September 11, 2017
  • C3E Symposium in Cambridge, MA – November 15-16, 2017 

Questions may be directed to c3eawards@mit.edu.