Student Poster Contest


*** Deadline 15 February 2024 ***

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SusTech 2024 invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Contest. NOTE: Abstracts cannot be based on any paper submitted to SusTech 2024.

Students are invited to send in ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the sustainability topics areas of the Conference. The selected posters will be presented during the SusTech 2024 Student Poster Virtual Session, on Sunday April 14, 2024 from 4:00-6:00 pm.

The deadline to submit poster abstracts is midnight US Pacific Time, February 15, 2024.

Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2024.

Accepted posters must register for the contest and pay a $50 submission fee.

Download 1-page flyer Call for Posters Presentation (PDF).

NOTE: SusTech 2024 reserves the right to cancel the contest if there are insufficient entrants.


Poster authors must be either undergraduate or graduate students at the time of submission and may be members of a team comprising of up to four students. At least one student author must be an IEEE student member at the time of the submission of the poster to the Contest. The poster should be fully the work of the student or students and completed before they have received the engineering or scientific degree. Posters should not be regarding an accepted submitted paper to SusTech 2024. At least one author must attend the Contest to present the poster. Remote presentation options will be available.


Topics of interest are shown below. Posters must cover a topic relevant to the conference.

Focus AreaTopics
Agriculture and Food Technology(e.g. control and production of fertilizers, soil management, water conservation technology, irrigation control, fisheries)
Energy Efficiency(e.g. sensors and measurement, retrofits of existing infrastructure, energy saving controls, data centers, power saving, Smart Environment)
Renewable/Alternative Energy(e.g. solar, wind, tidal, fuel cells, energy harvesting, nuclear, geothermal, power distribution)
Sustainable Electronics(e.g. sustainable manufacturing and industrial applications, components and systems, global materials supply, reuse and repair of consumer electronics, Open repair manuals and on-line repair and electronics sustainability resources, best practices)
Internet of Things (IOT) for sustainability(e.g.: sensors, computing, control systems, communication, storage and drive electronics targeted for IOT applications, medical electronics)
Smart and Micro Grids(e.g. communications, control, power electronics, industrial and home applications, energy storage, demand control and response, AI/ML for smart and micro grids)
Smart Cities(e.g. intelligent infrastructure, smart environment, smart buildings, connected ecosystem, AI/ML for sustainability, data collection and analytics)
Intelligent Transportation Systems(e.g. transportation electrification, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, aviation/drones, motors, drive controls, batteries, sensors, electronics & fuel economy, environmental & power distribution impacts)
Ecological Sustainability and Conservation(e.g. technology to monitor global environmental change, technology for conserving nature on the high and deep seas, technology for nature conservation and management, technology to reduce the spread of invasive species, technologies to reduce the ecological foot print of a growing (blue) economy, technology to measure progress towards the sustainable development goals)
Sustainable Aviation(e. g. airframes, propulsion systems and zero emissions, maintenance, safety, reliability, fly by wire, air traffic management, airworthiness certification, airport decarbonization)
Sustainable Management(e.g. sustainable projects management, leading societal change, adoption and deployment of new technologies, leading and managing innovation, business cases and planning, partnering and collaboration, cybersecurity planning and implementation, environmental and social governance (ESG))
Societal Implications / Quality of Life / Public Policy(e.g. engineering of sustainable solutions, life-cycle analysis, implementation and diffusion challenges for sustainable technologies, ethics of Smart Cities, health & medical electronics, global education & human resources, ethics and professional responsibility, risk management, public policy)
eWaste & Circular Economy(e.g. reduction, conversion, disposal, recycling, materials harvesting, reuse, managing product lifecycle)
Ocean Waste & Pollution Management(e.g. engineering solutions for industrial & military dumping in the oceans, CO2 trapping in the oceans effect, acoustic pollution, technologies for managing coastal oceans)
Water Resources Management(e.g. quantity and distribution of water in natural and the built environment, sensors, controls, systems to treat, reclaim, and conserve water)


If you have any questions or problems submitting your abstract, contact the SusTech 2024 Poster Contest Chair, Prof. Sean Monemi, Contestants will need to prepare a poster of no larger than 48 x 36 inches.

The abstracts from 2023 can be found here.

Key Dates

Feb. 15, 2024

Submission deadline for poster abstract

Feb. 28, 2024

Notification of Acceptance
Apr. 14, 2024 Poster Presentations (online)



Scholarship prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places as determined by the judges. First place $1000; second $500; third(x2) $250. Information on the winners will be posted on the SusTech and IEEE Region 6 websites. This payment may be subject to U.S. taxes. IEEE will perform best reasonable efforts to deliver the award in a timely manner to the winner either in the form of a check or electronically (wire). Failure of the winner to provide delivery instructions within 60 days of award announcement can result in that person’s forfeiture of the prize award.


  1. Poster authors must be undergraduate or graduate students at the time of submission and may be members of a team comprising of up to four students.
  2. At least one student author must be an IEEE student member at the time of the submission of the poster to the Contest.
  3. The poster should be fully the work of the student or students and completed before they have received their engineering or scientific degree.
  4. The poster should not be regarding an accepted submitted paper to SusTech.
  5. The poster abstract should not be about work previously published or presented at another conference which has assigned copyright. If any plagiarism or copyright issues are found for the abstract, it will not be accepted.
  6. Poster abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. Abstracts submitted afterward will not be considered for evaluation.
  7. The organizing/review committee of the SusTech 2024 Student Poster Contest reserves the right to accept or reject any abstract without assigning any reason.
  8. After acceptance, one student author must register for the Poster Contest and pay the $50 submission fee.
  9. At least one student author must attend the Contest to present the poster.
  10. Prizes cannot be awarded to students in any country under US sanction.


  1. Posters must be in PDF and may be no larger than 36”x48”
  2. A 7 minute (max) RECORDED presentation (e.g. PPT) followed by 5 minutes LIVE Q&A from judges about the poster. See instructions for making recordings here.


  1. Posters and recordings must be submitted in advance for posting on the SusTech website. Poster PDF and recording must be uploaded; link will be provided.
  2. Poster session(s)
    • Sunday April 14 online from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm PT (or until all posters have been presented).
  3. Judging will occur after the poster presentations and winners will be announced and notified the next day. Criteria include the poster and the presentation. Winners announced at SusTech closing session.
  4. If selected as one of the winning posters, you will need to file US IRS tax forms to receive your prize.


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