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2021 Symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the AVS

September 8-10, 2021

Hybrid Onsite-Virtual Meeting hosted by

Oregon State University

Corvallis OR, 97331

Call for Student/Postdoc/Scientist Presentation/Poster Abstracts
Abstracts are due by September 1, 2021
Meeting registration opens: August 10, 2021

Contact: Zhenxing Feng, PNWAVS Chair

The 32nd Annual Symposium of the PNWAVS Science and Technology Society ( will be a hybrid onsite-virtual meeting hosted by Oregon State University located at Johnson Hall in Corvallis, OR. The meeting will consist of one afternoon tutorial talks and one and half days of invited talks, plenary speakers, and a student presentation competition.

The PNWAVS symposium has a long tradition of providing a stimulating interdisciplinary program in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The meeting attracts a broad representation of government, corporate, and university researchers from throughout the Pacific Northwest, Western Canada and Alaska. The symposium provides an excellent opportunity for students and postdocs to sharpen their presentation skills. This tradition will continue as we adopt a hybrid online-virtual format for the 2021 Symposium due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We invite oral and poster presentations from students, postdoctoral and researchers. Student presentations will be evaluated separately and awards will be announced at the end of the symposia.

Symposium Format

This hybrid symposium will adopt a different format than our traditional meetings. An in-person meeting will be hosted at Johnson Hall of Oregon State University to welcome all on-site visitors. Attendees can choose to participate online, too. All content will be streamed via Zoom, and a Discord channel will be available to facilitate real-time text chat between attendees.

Student Awards

There will be a student presentation competition for undergraduate and graduate students. If you wish to participate in the competition, please indicate the level (high school, undergraduate or graduate) on your abstract and show it in the first presentation slide.

A cash award of $500 plus $500 towards expenses to attend the International AVS Symposium will be given to the winner of the graduate competition. A cash award of $250 will be given to the winner of the undergraduate competition. Cash awards will also be given to the 2nd and 3rd place winners from both competitions.


The registration for the virtual meeting is free and the onsite meeting is $50 per person to cover onsite costs (food, drinks, etc.). Attendees must register in advance. All invited speakers are waived for registration. We also have some limited budgets to cover costs (registration, lodging, etc.) for onsite attendees based on first-come-first-served rules and the priority is given to students.

The online registration is available at If you have any questions about registration, please contact Shuttha Shutthanandan by email ( or phone at 509-371-6530.