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ALS users, staff, postdocs, and students wishing to participate in either the general poster session or the student poster competition should indicate so when registering online. The poster title, list of authors, and topic area (see list below) will be requested.

The poster board size is 4 ft wide by 4 ft tall (1.2 m square); push pins will be provided.

Topic areas for posters (to be selected when registering):

  • Energy Science
  • Bioscience
  • Materials/Condensed Matter
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Geoscience/Environment
  • Applied Science/Techniques


Student Poster Competition: Neville Smith Student Poster Award


Neville Smith was the Scientific Director for the ALS from 1994 until his death in 2006. He was known not only for his scientific expertise, particularly in photoemission spectroscopy, but also for his wicked wit. As a great supporter of young scientists, his contribution is acknowledged by the naming of the Student Poster Award in his honor, beginning in 2014. The winner is selected during the poster session on Day 1 of the meeting.

Winners of the student poster competition will receive cash awards.

As part of the competition, students are asked to participate in a "Poster Slam"—a one-minute/one-slide oral preview of their poster just prior to the poster session/reception.

The winner of the student poster session will also present a 20-minute talk about his or her work during the awards talks on Day 2 (see last year's winners here: 2015 User Meeting Award Recipients).