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Image, Poster & Paper Competitions

The Centralized Research Facility is announcing the Third Annual Competition for images, posters and scientific papers between all researchers using CRF instruments. Submission deadline is 5 pm, May 20, 2011

Image Competition

Participation conditions

  • Images obtained on CRF SEMs, FIB tool, TEM, optical microscopes, as well as OIM diffraction patterns and EDS element maps.
  • Images may be black and white or colorized.
  • Up to 3 submissions per person, per instrument.
  • Up to 3 submissions per collaborative users, per instrument.
  • Former or present users of CRF can participate.
  • Images should be at least 1200 pixels on the smaller dimension.

Judging will be based on technical proficiency and aesthetic considerations and conducted by CRF staff.

Please email 4"x5" JPEG versions of your master files to Dr. Ed Basgall (ebasgall@coe.drexel.edu) by 5 pm on Monday, May 20, 2011 and include a short description of what the sample is, how it was prepared, as well as voltage, magnification, type of image and the instrument used.  If your image is selected as a winner, please be prepared to provide a full-resolution, uncompressed image for printing.

Prizes

  1. A $50 food gift certificate to a local area restaurant of the winner's choice will be awarded to each of the three winners and the winning images displayed on the CRF website.
  2. Five mouse pads with user provided color images/patterns will be used for CRF instruments and images/patterns will be displayed on the CRF website.

Poster/Scientific Paper Competition

Participation conditions

  • Research done in part or fully on CRF instruments in 2010 and 2011
  • Proper acknowledgment of CRF and/or CRF staff.
  • The number of submissions is not restricted.
  • Former or present users of CRF can participate.

For posters please include the venues where they were/will be presented.  Judging will be based on content, poster composition and presentation, journal impact factor (for papers) and will be conducted by CRF staff in collaboration with Faculty members of CRF advisory committees.

Prizes

  1. A $50 food gift certificate to a local area restaurant of the winner's choice will be awarded to each of the three winners and the winning posters/paper abstracts displayed in the CRF lobby and on the CRF website.
  2. Five mouse pads with user provided images/graphs/spectra from submitted posters/papers will be used for CRF instruments and images/graphs/spectra will be displayed on the CRF web site.
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