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Meeting 2021 AWS Professional Program
Symposium 2021 AWS Poster Session
Organizer(s) Zhenzhen Yu, Colorado School of Mines
Scope To submit your abstract, scroll down and complete the form below the Scope section.

The AWS Poster Session is an integral part of the AWS Professional Program. Graphic displays of technical achievements are presented for close, first-hand examination in the Poster Session. Posters present welding results and related material, which are best communicated visually, as well as research results that call for close study of photomicrographs, tables, systems architecture, or other illustrative materials.

September 20-23, 2021
Virtual Conference


Posters are presented in five categories:
• Students in High School Welding Program
• Students in a Two-Year College or Certificate Program
• Undergraduate Students
• Graduate Students
• Professionals (Does Not Partake in the Prize Money)

New Increased Poster Prizes:
1st Place: $750
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $300


• Advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes through poster length communication of investigative work undertaken to address a technical challenge.
• Promote the science, technology and application of welding to address technical and commercial challenges.
• Highlight quality investigative work in the field of welding allied joining and cutting processes along with recognizing the investigators and institutions that support these endeavors.
• Promote development of students’ communication skills.
• Promote development of students’ knowledge of welding and related technologies.


• Only those posters submitted online will be considered. Follow the guidelines and word limits indicated.
• Any technical topic relevant to the welding industry is acceptable (e.g. welding processes & controls, welding procedures, welding design, structural integrity related to welding, weld inspection, welding metallurgy, etc.).
• Posters accepted for competition will be judged based on technical content, clarity of communication, novelty/relevance of the subject & ideas conveyed and overall aesthetic impression.
• Submittals that are incomplete and that do not satisfy these basic guidelines will not be considered for competition.

View more information about criteria by category, design guidelines, judging criteria, and general tips at


What to submit:
Submitted posters should use portrait orientation. Do not use landscape orientation. The size should be 28 in. wide x 44 in. long. Posters that do not conform to the size will not be eligible for awards. Abstract submission is NOT required!

You are also encouraged to submit a 3-minute video about your poster at a later date. More information regarding videos will be included in your acceptance email sometime after July 23. Videos may be required at future programs.

The posters should contain the following sections:
• Title, Author(s), and affiliation(s)
• Problem Statement: Brief overview + concise statement of the problem
• Experimental Method: Brief description of the experimental procedures
• Results: Display the data from the experiments with limited text
• Discussion: What does the data mean? Explanation of the significance of the results
• Conclusion: Limit to three bullet points (a few easily remembered key conclusions), may note possible future research with additional bullet
• Acknowledgments: Acknowledge individuals, other than authors, who contributed to the project (especially sponsors)

View more information about design guidelines at

Abstracts Due 07/23/2021
Proceedings Plan Undecided

A Multi Principal Element Alloy as Filler for Ductile Brazing of Ni-Base Superalloys
A Novel Approach to Determine Variable Solute Partition Coefficients
Additive Manufacturing
Analysis of heat and mass transfer in ultrasonic vibration enhanced friction stir welding of 2195 Al-Li alloy
Clarification of Creep Deformation Mechanism in Heat Affected Zone of 9Cr CSEF Steels with Specially Designed Experiments
Computational Process Optimization of Temperbead Welding
Creep Lifetime Assessment of 9Cr CSEF Steel Weldments with In-situ Digital Image Correlation
Effect of Heat Treatment on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Wire-Arc Direct Energy Deposition of 316L Stainless Steel
Mapping Imposed Mechanical Energy in a Weld to Correlate with Ductility-Dip Cracking
Microstructural Evolution of Nickel-based Alloys During Refusion Weld Trials to Induce DDC
Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 2195-T6 Al–Li Alloy Joint Prepared by Friction Stir Welding
Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Pulse Current Assisted Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum Magnesium
Numerical Simulation of the Stationary Shoulder Friction Stir Welding of Ti-6Al-4V
Quantification of the Local Stress and Strain Behavior in the Fusion Boundary Region of Dissimilar Metal Welds
Reaction synthesis feedstocks for additive manufacturing
Self-Piercing Rivet Joining of AHSS/CFRP Dissimilar Materials with Auxiliary Laser Preheating
Solidification Path and Weldability Comparison between A286 and a γ Strengthened TRIP Steel
Strain Ageing of Precipitate Strengthened Alloys 347H and IN 740H
Synergistic Compositional Effects on Weld Solidification Cracking Resistance in Nickel Based Filler Metal

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