Hello and greetings to all students involved in Machinery Failure
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
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
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
See Student Activities Flyer
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.
In addition to all the above activity on the Tuesday, we shall again
be awarding the traditional
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.