2012 Academic High Altitude Conference
June 27-29, 2012
Trevecca Nazarene University
Additional workshops to be held June 25-26, 2012
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 11!
The conference will be able to offer a limited number of student participants financial aid towards travel costs (up to $500). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Don't forget to register for one of the workshops!
2012 Conference Topics
Research Projects with High Altitude Ballooning
- Meteorology and atmospheric science
- Physics and space science
- Environmental science and remote sensing
- Chemistry and biology
- Collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects
Operational Capabilities for High Altitude Ballooning
- Launch systems and prediction tools
- Data logging and communication systems
- Real-time and programmable control systems
- Flight stability and return systems
- Tracking and recovery
- Engineering special mission requirements
Educational Opportunities with High Altitude Ballooning
- Balloon flights in K-12 STEM education
- Balloon flights in core undergraduate courses
- Balloon flights in advanced lab courses
- Collaborations between the university and the public through balloon flights
Abstracts - May 11th 2012
Notification of acceptance into the conference - May 14th 2012
Full paper submission - June 11th 2012
Presentation materials submission - June 18th 2012
Call for Papers Submission Requirements
Abstracts – 100 to 250 words. May be submitted in .odt, .doc, .docx, .pdf or LaTeX format
Full Papers - Papers may be submitted in .odt, .doc, .docx, .pdf or LaTeX format. However, all papers will be converted to PDF format for the conference CD and on the website. Specific guidelines will be sent to authors upon notice of acceptance.
Presentation submissions - Presentations materials must be submitted by June 18th to be included in the conference CD. Materials submitted after June 18th will only be available from the conference website. Presentation files in .pdf, .ppt or .pptx format are highly recommended.
Call for Posters Submission Requirements
- The poster competition is open to all full time undergraduate and graduate students. There will be a formal poster presentation for judging on Wednesday, June 27 from 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm. You should be prepared to discuss your poster with faculty, students and other attendees. The research should be presented by giving sufficient background material so that it is understandable to someone not knowledgeable in your topic. You are required to have your poster and abstract completed prior to your arrival. All posters are to have a maximum measurement of 48"wide x 36" tall. The poster font should be readable at a distance of 5 feet, preferably size 14 or larger and double spaced text. Your abstract should also be displayed.
Posters should address a topic that aligns with the conference focus including:
- High Altitude Ballooning and Education
- HAB Operation Techniques and Practices
- HAB Engineering, Design and Implementation
- HAB in Scientific and Research Applications
This is not a complete list but should serve as a guide.
The following information should be somewhere on your poster:
- Title of the Research Project
- Student Researcher(s): your name and the names of any collaborators
- Advisor: Name of your faculty or staff advisor
- Name of College / University you attend
- Department name
The judging of the posters and abstracts will be based on the following criteria:
- Poster abstract will be judged on both content and clarity of writing
- The research or scholarship on which the poster is based is excellent
- The poster content is accurate, correct and referenced
- The poster communicates well to a general audience
- The poster is interesting, creative and attractive
- The layout of the poster is well organized and easy to follow
- The author(s) effectively use figures, charts and pictures
- If you are selected for an award, you will be notified Thursday morning. The First, second and third place awardees are expected to make a PowerPoint presentation on their project on Friday morning. Your presentation must be limited to 20 minutes (including Q&A). Your presentation should be on a USB Flash Drive.
The poster abstract is limited to no more than 250 words. The abstract should include:
- What problem did you study and why is it important to this conference?
- What methods did you use?
- What were your results?
- What conclusion can you draw from your results about the problem you studied?
The abstract should be single spaced, no smaller than Times New Roman 12 point font, and with 1” margins.
First Place $500
Second Place $250
Third Place $250