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Date & Time

Finalist Presentation: November 11, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. ET

About the Event

The Energy Research Poster Presentation features all kinds of original, energy-related research—including scientific findings; engineering breakthroughs; new business models; policy analysis; cultural, legal, or historical inquiry; and much more!

This competition is open to all, including students, faculty, and industry professionals. We will showcase the research of the top five presenters at a special lunchtime session (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) during the Duke University Energy Conference on Nov. 11, and a total of $3,000 in prizes will be awarded. Organized by the Pratt School of Engineering MEMP Energy Club and sponsored by the Duke University Energy Initiative

Prizes ​ 

1st Place: $1,500 

2nd Place: $750 

3rd Place: $500 

Best Undergraduate Presentation: $250 

Congratulations to our finalists!


2020 Virtual RPP Format 

  • Please note that the 2020 Energy Week at Duke, as well as the RPP event, will be virtual and will require no travel. 

  • Applicants will submit their presentation by October 12, 2020. 

  • The judges will select the Top 5 entries for the final event on November 11, 2020 and notify the Top 5 by October 26, 2020. 

  • The Top 5 contestants will present their research virtually at Duke’s Energy Conference on November 11, 2020 

  •  Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 posters, and there will also be a special award for the best undergraduate poster. Undergraduates are still eligible to win the top three prizes. 


Registration is closed.


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Congratulations to the 2019 Research Poster Presentation Winners!

1st prize – Kwaku Jyamfi, Carnegie Mellon University

2nd prize – Tanouir Aloui, Duke University

3rd prize – Jun Shepard, Duke University

Best Undergrad Poster – Griffin Crail-Steinbaker, Eastern Carolina University

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