Event

TEXPO2022

Graduate Student Research Competition

TEXPO 2022 Graduate Student Research Competition is an annual competition that offers graduate students across Canada’s National Design Network a unique opportunity to demonstrate their novel applications of microsystems and nanotechnologies to industry and academic representatives while competing for a total of $12,500 in prize money.

Application Form

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Applications for TEXPO 2022 will be open soon!

Awards

Excellence in Nanofabrication Award

This award recognizes outstanding research involving hands-on work at one or more nanofabrication laboratories in a post-secondary institution in Canada.

Industrial Collaboration Award

This award recognizes micro-nanosystems research that has produced substantive results with commercial potential and is supported by an industrial collaborator.

Micro-nanosystems Design Award

This award recognizes novel use or development of Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools or design methods leading to the improved manufacture and application of sophisticated micro-nanosystem prototypes relevant to Canadian industry.

Brian L. Barge Award for Excellence in Microsystems Integration

This award recognizes exemplary research using micro-nanosystems technologies in collaborative, multi-disciplinary and/or multi-technology environments. The research project is expected to be both novel and relevant to industry in Canada.

Key Info

The primary TEXPO presenter must be a graduate student at a Canadian university at the time of abstract submission. Research supervisors, faculty members and postdoctoral fellows contributing to a project are welcome to participate as secondary presenters in the competition.

Important Information for TEXPO Participants.

  • Schedule:
    • TBD
  • Judging of your Demo:
    • Please review the judging criteria carefully. Information on the awards may be found above.  Each award page includes the judging criteria.

      Judging will take place TBD

    • You will have a total of 15 minutes to present your project to the judges. This includes upto 10 minutes prerecorded video of your demo, followed by a 5 minute question and answer period with the judges. There are typically three judges for each competition (ideally two from industry and one from academia).

      Your presentation will be public during the judging process, however only the judges will be able to ask questions. 

  • Presentation of Awards:
    • Winners will be announced immediately following TEXPO.

TEXPO winners are strongly encouraged to use prize funds to support education or training related to micro-nanosystems R&D. Funds may be applied to the cost of attending a conference or workshop or visiting a lab or other technical facility inside or outside of Canada.

Dates

Submission Deadline

TBD

Presentations Date

June 19 – 22, 2022
(these dates may be subject to change.)

Sarah Neville
TEXPO Research Competition Coordinator
Office: 1.613.530.4655

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