Michael Sutton International Student Paper Competition


Virtual XIV International Congress

Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
September 14–17, 2020


Michael Sutton International Student Paper Competition

Sponsored by Correlated Solutions, Inc.
Full-time students working on a project, thesis or dissertation are encouraged to submit a request to present at the Annual Conference in June. This event is held every year at the SEM Annual Conference


To participate, all presenting students(s) must register and prepare a recording of your presentation(s). At registration, you will need to give SEM permission to post your presentation. SEM will only allow access to anyone who has registered and this will not be available to the general public.

You may choose one of the options below for your presentation.


A. Presentation slides with audio voice-over
B. Video recording presenting your work
C. Combination of A and B


Presentation recordings should adhere to the following guidelines:
  1. .mp4 video format
  2. Time limit on recording
    1. Presentations limited to 9-10 minutes
  3. Download link to video file must be provided by August 15, 2020 to shari@sem.org
  4. First slide of the recording must include:
    1. Submission number
    2. Submission title
    3. Author name(s)
    4. Conference title "SEM XIV International Congress"
  5. Filename must be Submission number_First 3 letters of your last name (1234_Pro.mp4)
For best results, please ensure you speak clearly and have no background noise that could be distracting. For option B., video recordings should show yourself and your presentation so that figures and text are legible when viewed.


SEM will contact all presenters via email with their live Q&A session date and time.  SEM will be using the GoTo meeting platform.  We will do our best to accommodate the different time zones.‚Äč Scheduled Q&A sessions will be 10 minutes in duration.


Michael Sutton International Student Paper Competition Deadlines

Submission/Application:  November 11, 2019
Submission Materials:  January 6, 2020

Submission of pre-recorded presentation: August 15, 2020