Because of COVID-19 pandemic, our 31st annual PNWAVS Symposium is going Virtual.
This virtual symposium will adopt a different format than our traditional meetings. All content will be streamed via Zoom.
Registration is free but, to attend or present in the symposium, you must first register using the Zoom link given below.
The online registration is available now.
If you have any questions about registration please contact Becky Ford by email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or phone at 509-372-4977.
UPDATE: The virtual 2020 Symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Vacuum Society being held Thursday-Friday, September 24-25 changed to Zoom Meetings to allow attendees greater interaction with presenters. Please use this link to register to attend. Any previous link you were provided are no longer valid and everyone will need to re-register via this link. Thank you.
There will be a student competition for undergraduate and graduate students.
Due to the Coronavirus issue, the only contributed talks will be student oral presentations at this meeting. If you wish to participate in the competition, please indicate the level (undergraduate or graduate) on your abstract and show it in the first presentation slide.
Each student presentation will have a 15-minute time slot, with 10 minutes (strictly enforced) for the talk and 5 minutes for questions. Presenters will be expected to share their slides and audio from their computer/laptop over Zoom at their allotted presentation time. Streaming video of the presenter is optional but encouraged. We will hold a “dry run” on Tuesday, Sept. 22 to provide final details on the logistics of the virtual format, and allow all presenters a chance to test their presentation setup. In addition, we ask that presenters email a copy of their presentation to the Conference chair (email@example.com) to serve as a backup.
A cash award of $500 plus $500 towards expenses to attend the International AVS Symposium will be given to the winner of the graduate competition. A cash award of $250 will be given to the winner of the undergraduate competition. Cash awards will also be given to the 2nd and 3rd place winners from both competitions.
Prepare one page abstracts (8 ½” x 11”, with a 1" border using Times New Roman 12 font) suitable for reproduction with headings that include title (title case), authors’ names (presenter underlined, note whether undergraduate or graduate), affiliations, and address in Microsoft Word. For your convenience, a template is available by clicking on the link below. Submit abstracts by August 31, 2020, via email to the conference Chair, Zihua Zhu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your generous sponsorship is needed for student awards and annual symposium costs