We would like to thank all presenters, planners, and attendees for making MARC2013 a huge success. Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments, suggestions for MARC2014, or interest in participating in the planning of next year’s conference!
The MTL Annual Research Conference (MARC) is an MTL-wide forum presenting research achievements of the past year while encouraging interaction among MTL students, faculty, and industry partners. Formerly known as the MTL Student Research Review, the conference underwent an identity renovation in 2005. MARC2013 will be the ninth year of this student-led conference, but it stems directly from the former MTL annual student research reviews, created by MIT professor Paul Penfield in 1990. The student reviews/MARC have been held at various locations through the years, from the MIT Endicott House to the Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center.
All grad students, postdocs, visiting scientists, and staff working within MTL, or whose advisers are MTL affiliated, are invited (and encouraged!) to submit work to be presented at the conference. This year’s conference will be held on January 29, 2013 at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel (Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142).
MARC2013 is free, and registration will be open to all grad students, postdocs, visiting scientists, faculty, and staff affiliated with or working within MTL. Registration will open at a later date. Note that authors will still need to register for the conference, even if the abstract is accepted.
What’s new in 2013?
As in previous MARC conferences, MARC2013 will feature a full day of posters and 90-second talks highlighting the wide spectrum of research at MTL. In addition, for the first time, a committee will nominate a few of the submitted abstracts to be presented in more depth at the conference. Prizes will be awarded for the best presentations, and this year, we’ll be giving away multiple raffle prizes throughout the day for conference participants as well!