The Marshall University CI Day poster session will present both graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their applied high-performance computing (HPC) research. Innovative applications of HPC in solving real-world problems are of interest for poster presentations. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

DNA mapping to find similarities between different organisms
Protein structure prediction
Drug design
Design of enzymes
Molecular modeling
Scientific visualization
Simulation and modeling
Programming models
Computational geometry (computer graphics)
Parallel programming
GPU programming
Data-intensive applications (TeraBytes+)
Network-intensive applications (Internet2)
Virtual teaching, learning, collaboration (TLC) applications
Serious gaming (beyond a PC application)
Use of the TeraGrid and OpenScienceGrid
Use of InCommon
High-performance computing applications in basic sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, physics, geography)
High-performance computing applications in applied sciences (e.g., engineering, material science, nanotechnology)
High-performance computing applications in multi-disciplinary sciences (e.g., environmental, geotechnical)

Poster Display
Posters must be set up between 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Memorial Student Center in the designated area near Room BE5 (lower level). Posters must remain on display at the student center until 4 p.m. Students may then move their posters to the foyer area of the Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories (across 3rd Avenue from Smith Hall) between 4-5 p.m. for the awards ceremony and reception. Posters will remain on display there until 6:30 p.m. All posters must be removed from the reception between 6:30-7 p.m.

Poster Specifications
Posters must be displayed on an easel, which will be provided by the CI Day organizers. Posters must be no more than 36” tall x 48” wide. Posters that are wider than 48” WILL NOT be permitted.

Posters must be mounted on foamcore or a similar backing that will stand up on an easel.

Please do not bring a poster that is not mounted. Symposium organizers will not have Velcro, pins or other materials to mount posters.

Each poster must have a header across the top with the name of the student(s) on the top line and the name of the college/university and research sponsors below. Be sure to clearly identify sponsors, if applicable.

Posters also should contain the title of the project, a list of all project co-authors/collaborators and faculty mentor(s), and an abstract. Posters may include text, graphs and/or photographs. Presenters who prepare posters that do not meet these specifications will be disqualified.

Judging
Research posters and presentations will be evaluated based on their content (significance, originality, creativity, research design and methodology, and data interpretation) and presentation (organization and clarity).

The judges will be faculty or industry specialists, but may not be experts in the student’s particular area of research. Posters should be understandable by any scientifically trained reviewer, and should avoid overuse of specific disciplinary jargon.

Registration
All student poster presenters must register in advance for CI Day. There is no charge to attend CI Day but if you plan to attend, please e-mail Ginny Painter.

Attire
The appropriate dress for the CI Day event is business casual.

Awards
Winners will be announced at the reception to be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories. Poster presenters must be present to win.