The 2021 Carolina Science Symposium, co-organized by the AVS Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Carolinas Central Chapter of ASM International, and local MRS chapter, successfully held their annual event virtually on November 11-12 with 66 registrants from around the Mid-Atlantic region. The event was comprised of four sessions spanning the 2 days (morning and afternoon sessions each day) with 4 live invited talks, 12 pre-recorded student oral presentations, 4 student posters complete with audio description of the posters, and an AVS short course on the day before the symposium. Students were available via the Zoom platform for Q&A at the end of their recorded presentations.
Vendor advertisements were sprinkled throughout the sessions giving vendors an opportunity to showcase their products and services. Several prizes totaling $2800 were awarded to student presentation and student poster winners through the gracious support of Mid-Atlantic AVS, North Carolina State University Analytical Instrumentation Facility, North Carolina State University Nanoscale Fabrication facility, Micross AIT, and vendor sponsors.
We thank the following vendors for their support:
Allied High Tech, All Scientific, Micross, Pfeiffer Vacuum, Physical Electronics, Protochips, TESCAN, ThermoFisher Scientific, Teledyne Hastings, and UC Components.
Thanks to all those that participated and supported the symposium. We hope to see you in person at the 2022 symposium!
AIF Best Paper Award: Srivatsan Ramesh
3rd Place Oral Prize: Yao Li
Studen Poster 1st Prize: Kristen Popowski
Student Poster 2nd Prize: Saeed Saeed, Kendall Dawkins, Anitha Jayapalan