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Student Program and Best Paper Awards

  Tuesday Evening Student Program

Hello and greetings to all students involved in Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies!

The organizers of the MFPT conference are very pleased to announce that, for the first time, MFPT is having a set of 3 specific activities targeted at giving our student delegates the best experience possible.  These activities will include poster session for display of student work (cancelled), a student mingling session, and a presentation by Rachel Moss, a member of the MFPT Board of Directors, on the joys and perils of making presentations!

On Day One of the Conference (Tuesday, 24 May), the technical sessions end at 5 pm.  There will then be an Exhibitors’ Reception that runs until 8:30 pm.  In parallel with the Reception, the Student Poster Session will be held in an adjacent space, followed by a Student Mingling Session where students can meet senior members of the MFPT Society, and then hear Rachel’s presentation.

See Student Activities Flyer here.

Student Mingling Session: Tuesday 24 May 16, 7:00-8:00 pm

On the first evening of the conference, in parallel with the Exhibitor’s Reception, from 7:00 to 8:00 there will be a student mingling session, adjacent to the Exhibitor Area where student posters will have been displayed.  All student delegates are welcome: you do not have to have presented a poster (although of course we would like you to have one!).  The goal of this mingling session is for you to meet other students – that is, other peers in the MFPT community – learn about the work on their posters, and to meet with well-known members of the failure-prevention community and the International Society of Automation (ISA).  At points during the session, several MFPT Board members will offer short snippets of advice and hopefully wisdom to those just starting their career.  You are encouraged to talk with these seasoned members of your community to discuss careers, job opportunities, and what life in the real world is like.  All are welcome, and you do not have to pre-register for this event.

Presentation on “How Not To Present”: Tuesday 24 May 16, 8:00-8:30 pm

Rachel Moss will round off the evening of the student program with her light-hearted presentation on “How not to present”.  This event – a quick but humorous look into some common presentation mistakes and better ways/tips on presenting effectively – promises to be a highlight of the conference.  It is open to all with food and drinks still available from the Reception.

 Student Paper Awards

In addition to all the above activity on the Tuesday, we shall again be awarding the traditional $500 Prize for the Best Student Paper, kindly sponsored this year by BINDT, selected from all those papers submitted for publication in the 2015 MFPT hard-bound proceedings.  Students can be at BS, MS or PhD levels, and papers will be judged on originality and quality of technical content, and the clarity and quality of both the written paper and the oral presentation at the Conference.  A Runner-up Prize of $250 will also be offered.

 
 
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