[ugrads] Reminder: Department Poster Competition

Hemanshu Kaul kaul at math.iit.edu
Mon Mar 15 09:57:46 CDT 2010

Dear students,

As you know, the department student poster competition will be held soon. 
So far, I have received confirmation from only 1 grad student and 2 
undergrad students. These numbers are too low. I strongly encourage you to 
send me an email if you are planning to participate or even if you are not 
sure yet but would like some advice.

Most PhD students should be presenting their research. If you participated 
last year, you can present your poster updated with the work you have done 
over the past year.

MS students who have have started their MS thesis work or any kind of 
project should also participate.

Undergraduate students, if you have participated in an REU or any kind of 
research project, or done a project for any class, this is an excellent 
opportutnity to present your work.

As a reminder, the relevant dates are as follows:

3/16, Tuesday (extended to end of this week): Deadline for confirming 
participation in the competition - Send me an email.

4/5, Monday: Completion and printing of the posters.

4/7, Wednesday: Judging of the posters to select representatives to IIT 
research day.

4/14, Wednesday: IIT research day poster competition.

4/19, Monday: Menger Day exhibition of all the posters and award ceremony.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 09:12:40 -0600 (CST)
From: Hemanshu Kaul <kaul at math.iit.edu>
To: AMATH Graduate Students IIT <grads at math.iit.edu>,
     AMATH Undergrad IIT <ugrads at math.iit.edu>,
     IIT AMath All Faculty <fac.all at math.iit.edu>
Cc: "Millham, Joe -- Joe Millham" <jmillham at iit.edu>
Subject: Department Poster Competition

Dear Students and Faculty,

As in the past years, an exhibition of posters by students will be an integral 
part of this year's Menger Day activities on April 19th. See 
<http://www.iit.edu/csl/am/about/menger/>. This exhibition and competition has 
been a success with many positive comments from the alumni, former faculty, and 
other visitors to the previous Menger Day celebrations.

All students, both undergraduate and graduate, are strongly encouraged to 
participate in this exhibition and competition. The top two posters each among 
the undergraduate and the graduate student participants will be awarded prizes 
on Menger Day. They will also represent the department at the IIT research day 
poster competition on April 14th. Since the University poster competition is 
being held before Menger's day, we will have to select the department 
representatives/ winners on April, 7th, to satisfy the university deadline. 
However, all posters will be exhibited on Menger Day as in the past.

Students: You are eligible to participate if you have conducted ANY research 
over the past year. This research could be a part of a REU you attended, any 
research you did with professors here at IIT, from your M.S. thesis, Ph.D. 
thesis, and even something you did as class project for a particular course 
inlcuding Math 100 projects.

You would prepare a 3ft by 4ft poster that describes this work and its 
background. You would also have to verbally explain the context and details of 
this research. Don't worry if you have not done this before or you are not sure 
how do to do it, you can ask me (or any other faculty member) for help and 
advice during the preparation for this competition. Many students participated 
in the competition last two years, so they would also be a good source of 
information. I will send out emails with more information, including poster 
templates, printing instructions, etc., later in the semester.

Faculty Members: Those of you who have Ph.D. or M.S. students, should encourage 
all of them to participate in the competition. If any student has done an 
interesting class project (including Math 100), or summer research (with you or 
at an REU), please encourage them to participate as well.

The department will help subsidize the cost of materials and printing. Joe 
Millham from the department office will help with the printing at IIT.

Please do not hesitate to email me if you need any further information. The 
deadline for confirming your participation is Tuesday, March 16th, but please 
write to me before that.

best wishes,

Hemanshu Kaul
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

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