C3E Poster Competition

Maha Haji, a Doctoral Candidate studying Mechanical Engineering at MIT, presents her research to guests.Now in its 5th year, the C3E Symposium solicited excellent posters showcasing the work of women in clean energy. This Poster Competition is an opportunity for early- and pre-career researchers to participate in networking and share their research at the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium, a collaboration of the U.S. Department of Energy, MIT Energy Initiative, and the Precourt Institute. It also exposes attendees to cutting-edge research in a variety of clean energy fields. A committee with wide-ranging expertise selects the most compelling posters submitted, for presentation at the Symposium, with an eye for diversity of institution, topic, and discipline and with consideration of the following characteristics:

  • How effectively presenters are able to communicate to multidisciplinary audiences (government, academics, executives, etc.).
  • Presenters’ professionalism and enthusiasm throughout their presentation.
  • The clarity of materials, specifically:
    • motivation for studying this question,
    • research methods,
    • results and/or conclusions, and
    • implications and broader significance of what was discovered.

2016 Poster Presenters and Titles

This is a list of the 2016 C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium poster presenters, including presenters’ names, institutions, and poster subjects. Presenters highlighted in yellow were among the top five posters selected for presentation.

Download the 2016 poster list > 


  • The Poster Presenter must be a female undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoc currently undertaking the research project presented.
  • Only one presenter may attend the conference per poster.
  • 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
    • 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.
  • Posters should be no bigger than 7′ 8″ width x 3′ 9″ height.  Presenters may fill this space with one large poster or multiple smaller posters. Presenters should bring their posters with them to the symposium.

Important Dates

Please check back for the 2017 dates.