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Student Career Panel

Monday, September 11
Magnolia Room, Lobby Level
Chair: Patrick Walgren (AFRL)

Have you ever wondered about the differences between working at a university, a government lab, or for an industrial R&D company? A panel of professionals from all three sectors will be discussing their career trajectories and responsibilities and will be answering questions about career options in their respective positions.

Best Student Paper Competition

Monday, September 11
Austin Room, Lobby Level
Chair: Vanessa Restrepo Perez, Texas A&M University

Witness top students compete with their cutting-edge research papers, showcasing innovation and passion across Smart Materials and Structures. Join us for an inspiring event that unveils the future of academia and promises to leave you captivated by the power of young intellect.

Hardware Showcase

Monday, September 11
Phoenix Ballroom South, Lobby Level
Chair: Paul Motzki, Saarland University
Co-Chair: Maria Sakovsky, Stanford University

The hardware showcase features the latest research developments, technology demonstrators and smart material applications from every symposium. Students and researchers will present their work in live demonstrations and compete for the best hardware award. Get inspired by creatively realized prototypes and watch smart materials, adaptive structures, and intelligent systems in action!

Student Austin Outing

Monday, September 11
Capital Cruises, Meet in Hotel Lobby

No visit to Austin would be complete without witnessing the breathtaking emergence of millions of bats from the Congress Avenue Bridge during sunset, the city’s unique spectacle that will leave everyone in awe. Join us on Monday evening for an extraordinary bat watching tour and be a part of this unforgettable moment on our student outing event. Seats are limited!


Student Game Night

Tuesday, September 12
Lobby Colonnade

Not ready to call it a night after the fantastic banquet? Look no further - Everyone’s welcome to join the game night at Lobby Colonnade. Bring friends, challenge them on board and card games, and keep the fun alive!

Student Trivia Lunch

Tuesday, September 12
Phoenix Ballroom Central, Lobby Level

Are your trivia skills sharper than your SMASIS peers? Everyone is invited to test their knowledge of random and Texas-centric facts during the Trivia Lunch. Participants are encouraged to form multicultural, intergenerational teams by sitting at the same lunch table. A quizmaster will guide the teams through a multi-round "Pub" Style trivia competition, and the top teams will be awarded a unique prize!