**The deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting new registrations for the Breakbulk Americas Student Research Poster Competition for 2023**
Breakbulk Americas will host the inaugural Student Research Poster Competition this fall in Houston. All posters must be submitted prior to midnight (USA Central Time), Sunday, September 17, 2023. This is an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to research related to global capital projects, gain recognition from industry partners, and expand your network.
Margaret Kidd, Program Director and Instructional Associate Professor, Supply Chain & Logistics Technology, University of Houston
Students must register for the competition prior to September 12, 2023. Only 1 student fills out form for team. Registration form below.
Students must have accurately completed the registration form with all team member names, faculty advisor, industry advisor and university/college. Valid email and cell phone numbers of team lead must be on the form. Note only one student submits form for the team. All must be spelled correctly on form as there is no ability for Breakbulk Americas Team to edit.
Team size is maximum 6 students and minimum 2 students.
Ph.D. students may not submit posters to this competition.
Students submitting posters should register for and attend Education Day on September 28, 2023. There is no charge for students to attend the conference. A minimum of 1 student team member must register and attend. Preference is for entire team. Please contact your professor to register.
The Breakbulk Americas team invites students to submit posters of their research in one of the following topic areas:
Global Capital Projects
Sustainability & Energy Transition
While these topics reflect the agenda for the Breakbulk Americas Conference, the contest will consider submissions that focus on other areas related to global capital projects. Get inspired for ideas via the Breakbulk Home Page (https://breakbulk.com/home). Be sure to check out the Media tab and review Industry News, Breakbulk magazine, and BreakbulkONE.
Faculty Advisors: You will need to find faculty advisor(s) to assist you with your project. A minimum of 1 faculty advisor is required. A maximum of 3 advisors is allowed.
Industry Advisor: You will also need to find an Industry Advisor to support you with your project. A minimum of 1 industry advisor is required. A maximum of 3 advisors is allowed. If you are struggling to find an advisor, please contact the content organizers (details at the bottom of this page).
Posters will depict research performed by student teams and incorporate a faculty advisor and industry advisor. The research may include interviews, literature reviews, an explanation of emerging technology, policy analysis, case study or other relevant topics focused on global capital projects.
Poster research will identify a gap or problem area, evaluate possible solutions or way ahead, and outline future actions, policy steps, or research needed for continued advancement.
The contest judges will evaluate the posters using the following criteria, with each item assigned a score of 1-5:
To download the Student Research Poster scoring matrix please click on the button below:
Poster presentations typically include a mix of text, graphics, data, images, and other material to illustrate the area of interest. Visual appeal and creativity in format are important in helping others understand your research.
In addition to the title and research content, your poster should include the name of the author(s), faculty advisor(s), industry advisor(s), and the name of your college, university, or other institution.
Poster submissions must use the following template:
To download the Student Research Poster template, please click on the button below:
The poster template side header and footer cannot be altered in terms of scale on poster.
Note the footer is only for poster competition sponsor. No text should be next to or below the sponsor logo in the footer.
University/College name should be spelled out on side header with title, students, faculty advisor, and industry advisor.
Poster size is 40 inches width x 25.5 inches height. We recommend use of grid lines when formatting poster and then remove prior to submitting.
Do not copy and paste diagrams, charts, graphs from the internet to the poster as they will appear blurred. Create your own.
Posters must have a short reference section.
Professor Kidd will be hosting 2 to 3 poster workshops late August – early September on Saturday morning at UH Sugar Land. Date and Time TBA and will be posted on this page.