Conference halls have long been the meeting point for the larger scientific community. After all, there couldn’t possibly be any other way to reunite with colleagues, learn about the latest results, and cook up the next exciting research project. …. Or could there??
National Science Foundation is testing a model that might revolutionize poster sessions. What’s new this time, anyway?
- The meeting is virtual.
- Scientific posters are paired with 3 minute videos aimed at a more general audience.
- Online tools enable discussion between participants and visitors.
- All videos and posters are available to the public, so you can see what it’s all about.
The meeting is the NSF IGERT Video & Poster Competition, which brings together students and faculty from IGERT programs across the country. An astounding range of graduate research is presented, from materials research to traditional knowledge.