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COM 2013 Conference of Metallurgist Hosted by MS&T13
Student Program

Attendance at MS&T events exposes students to networking, learning and fun. Students in the materials science field should take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with professionals from all areas of materials science.

We are seeking financial support from our members and corporate members to help organize activities and attendance from as many students as possible at COM! 
see this PDF letter for information and testimonials.

MetSoc Student Financial Assistance

Financial is available to support student travel to the conference. Requests are pooled and a limited number of students are selected to receive funds. Priority will be given to undergraduate students at a Canadian University who are travelling more than 500 km to attend COM. Students are advised of final decision in early September (or about one month prior to the conference).

Undergraduate students who submit a request for funding are required to provide a letter of recommendation from a University Professor or Industry Supervisor. To apply, please forward the completed application form to the MetSoc office. Please use the Student Travel Request Form to request conference funding and send your request with an abstract of your accepted paper/poster to:

MetSoc of CIM
Fax: (514) 939-2714

Become a CIM Student Member

CIM Membership is free! CIM has designed their student program to offer the student as much room for participation as possible in professional and technical societies. The goals of such participation are awareness and technical competence, critical goals to insuring that student membership will continue to build a sound foundation for future growth. Benefits include:

  • Lock into the network - Seek out jobs
  • Participate at CIM meetings
  • Acquire and share technical knowledge with the industry
  • Receive publications
  • Appear in the annual CIM directory - the industry's leading resource.
  • Publish in CIM Magazine
  • Enhance your resume
  • Demonstrate your interest to potential employers

Click here to become a member of CIM.

Student Activities

Tentative Events:

  • For detailed information consult: http://www.matscitech.org/students/
  • Undergraduate Student Speaking Contest Semi-Finals
  • Undergraduate Student Speaking Contest Finals
  • Career Forum
  • Graduate School Information
  • Art of Networking
  • Undergraduate Student Poster Contest Display
  • Student Networking Mixer
  • Mug Drop Contest
  • Student Awards Ceremony

Poster Program (undergrad and graduate)

Undergraduate Student Poster Contest

The purpose of the undergraduate contest is to encourage undergraduate students to present their undergraduate research experiences and to improve their communication skills. The poster entered must be the work of an undergraduate and completed during the undergraduate education of the student. The work presented in the poster does not have to be performed at the student's home institution, but could be, for example, from a project performed as part of a co-op experience, a summer internship, etc.

The winners will be announced at the student awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 29. Cash prizes to win. English posters only. Deadline to submit is October 11, 2013.

  • When to set up?  Posters are set up on Sunday, October 27, 2013 between 10am and 6pm in the convention center.
  • Size - Posters should not exceed 3' x 4' (landscape) or 4' x 3' (portrait). Pushpins will be provided for attaching the posters to the boards. It is highly recommended that the printed poster is not affixed to a backing material before hanging as it will be too heavy for the boards.
  • Judging & Criteria - All posters should contain a title, name(s) of researcher, institution(s), abstract, objectives, experimental procedures, discussion of results, and conclusions. Clarity of figures and tables is an important criterion, as well as overall presentation.
  • Poster removal - Posters should remain on display until 1pm on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Students are responsible for removing their poster after this time. Any posters not claimed by 2pm on Wednesday will be discarded.
  • Submission - To enter the poster contest, sumbit name, title of poster and abstract of no more than 100 words via email to Tricia Freshour at tfreshour@ceramics.org

Graduate Student Poster Contest

The graduate student poster is now closed. For more information, please contact Tricia Freshour at tfreshour@ceramica.org

  • When to set up? All graduate students participating in the contest must have their posters up and on display between 11am and 12 noon on Tuesday, October 29. Posters not un by 12 noon on Tuesday will not be judged. Authors are responsible for the set up and tear down of their printed materials.
  • Size - Each poster author is provided a 4 ft. x 4 ft. poster board for display purposes.
  • Judging Criteria - Posters should comprise diagrams, charts, figures, illustrations and should not be text-intensive. All material should be readable from a distance of 6 feet (2 meters). Judging criteria include background objectives, procedure, results discussion, conclusion summaries and figures tables.


Submit Poster

Want to submit a undergrad student poster?
Submit your name, title of poster and an abstract of no more than 100 words via email to Tricia Freshour.


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