STLE Student and Early Career Poster Competition

STLE is seeking student and early career posters for the 2024 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Minneapolis, Minn. Event organizers are inviting students and early career professionals from all areas of tribology research to participate in a special session dedicated to student and early career posters. Posters must deal with an aspect of tribology research that can be translated into friction, wear, and lubrication. Poster research topics can be co-authored by faculty and other researchers. For student posters, only students may exhibit their posters and discuss their work at the session. The posters will be judged by a conference committee, and awards will be given to the best posters.

*Please note students and early career professionals must be registered to attend the 2024 Annual Meeting to participate in the poster session.

Submission Criteria Requirements

  • Abstract submission deadline: March 13, 2024. (Click here to submit poster abstract) Notification of acceptance will be sent out to students shortly after this date.
  • The poster must present original work by the student during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • The student may submit only one poster as the lead author.
  • As the lead author of the poster, the student should have performed the major portion of the work.
  • Lead authors must be full-time graduate or undergraduate students registered during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Posters can be no larger than 48 x 48 inches.
  • Posters must be set up Sunday afternoon or Monday morning. The author must be present at the poster display during the judging session on Monday, May 20, during lunch and the scheduled conference break that afternoon.

Award Categories (*three winners in each category)

  • Platinum: superior scientific and presentation quality ($300 prize)
  • Gold: good technical quality ($200 prize)
  • Silver: overall quality worthy to be encouraged ($100 prize)

*Winners will be announced during the President’s Luncheon on Tuesday, May 21.

Questions about the poster session? 
Please contact Merle Hedland, (630) 428-2133 (STLE Conference Office) or