2016 CEINT Internal Meeting

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 to Thursday, July 28, 2016

(All day)
Duke University

Tuesday July 26thCSSC segment of meeting, for post-docs and students, from 3pm onward. Please try to arrive at the Hilton Garden in by 1:30pm to drop bags and meet in the lobby for group transportation to the meeting (details forthcoming closer to meeting).

Wednesday July 27th – Full CEINT Internal Meeting begins at 8am. Poster session and cocktail hour from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Students and post-docs may hang posters at your convenience throughout the day).

Thursday July 28th – Full CEINT Internal Meeting continues at 8:30am and ends at 3pm.

Note: CEINT REU Mentors are asked to stay through the Friday July 29th REU presentations and graduation ceremony.


Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Fitzpatrick Center - Schiciano Auditorium, A and B


The agenda will be finalized the week of the meeting. (It must be created customized to the titles of the posters/presentations and this can only be done when they are all received).


The format of the meeting will be based around groupings of 5-minute presentations by students and post-docs followed by discussion panels of CEINT faculty who lead research in the area. These presentations are designed to practice the critical skill of the elevator speech. Use this time to highlight your primary research question(s), interesting findings, and next steps, and we strictly adhere to the 5 minute time limit with the philosophy that this is just enough time to provoke thought and let people know about your work so they can contact you for more information, while also allowing for a wide range of presenters across the center. We’d like to have as many students and post-docs present as are interested; if you are unsure whether you should present, please check with your faculty advisor.


Students and post-docs are asked to create a poster for the Wednesday evening poster session, using the template available here under Quick Links. Each person is responsible for printing and bringing their own poster (costs paid by each institution). For those interested, fabric posters can be ordered from spoonflower.com, which they can be folded up for easy travel. Just make sure to inquire about the necessary lead time for submitting and receiving in the mail prior to traveling to Duke.


Once you register for the meeting online, Eileen Kramer will use the travel dates you provide to book the hotel for you automatically; you will not receive a direct confirmation notice. It is imperative that you make sure your dates are accurate and to communicate with Eileen Kramer regarding any arrival / departure changes that might arise after you register to avoid incurring unnecessary charges.

HOTEL (Covered by Duke)
NOTE: Due to budget constraints, students and post-docs will need to share a room. If there is someone you prefer to room with, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Hilton Garden Inn - Durham
2102 W. Main Street
Durham, North Carolina 27705
(919) 286-0778


AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL (Covered by home institutions)

If you need transportation to and from the hotel/airport, please call ahead of time to arrange for a pick up. Below are some recommended services.

  • Charlene’s Safe Rides: 919-244-4444
  • Minutes Transport: 919-349-1571 or 919-345-6864
  • Triangle Transport: 919-383-3900

Note: Average cost - one way: $35


For those who are traveling by car, we have arranged for parking at the Bryan Center Parking Garage off Science Drive. Please let the attendant know that you are with the CEINT meeting. We have limited spaces available. If you are part of the Duke community, please park in your regular assigned parking spaces.