This year for the first time, SARA is giving three awards of $500 each to ÉTS students and researchers in order to highlight their involvement and impact on the SARA community. We are proud to give the first SARA awards to the following members of our community:
Jérôme Harrison, M.Sc. student in automated manufacturing engineering, for his outstanding contribution to the development of writing and scientific communication activities integrated within laboratories or research teams;
Jonathan Brulatout, mechanical engineering researcher, for the quantity and quality of his revisions sent to students through SARA’s Peer review service;
Marta Strzelczak, PhD student in biomechanical engineering, for her role as a mentor in several activities and her participation in the development of a Journal Club activity.
Are you interested in reviewing scientific articles, helping other students communicate their research better, or simply getting involved in a community of researchers and students? Visit the Join the SARA team page on our site to discover all the benefits of getting involved in SARA, and to apply to become a member.
SARA, in its bid to encourage scientific communication, is proud to announce its Abstract Contest. Participants show off their scientific writing chops by writing a concise abstract that summarizes their research in a clear and succinct manner. Prizes worth a total of $1000 are up for grabs and the best authors will also get a chance to publish their writing in Substance ÉTS.
Imagine that you are aiming to present your research at a scientific contest, but you need to convince the selection committee that your research merits inclusion. You have 1000 words to do so. Your abstract has to present your research and its relevance in a clear and succinct manner.
Length: Abstracts have a 1000 word limit (not including the title, author list etc., and references);
Language: Abstracts must be written in English or French;
Content: Abstracts must contain the following elements:: Title, author names, institutional addresses of authors, body of abstract, references. Abstracts can include a maximum of 2 figures/tables. The layout is at the author’s discretion;
Format: Abstracts must be submitted as a PDF;
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 1st at noon;
Registration: Submit your abstract using our Open Journal System platform for peer review at https://ojs.etsmtl.ca/index.php/SARA. You must register on the platform or login with an existing account. Once you are logged in, click on Author and follow the instructions to Start a New Submission in the Contest section.
Evaluating the abstracts
Criteria for evaluating the abstracts
Objectives: Context, research problem, and hypothesis;
Methods: Experimental methods, approach in resolving problem, Enough information to allow the reader to understand what was done;
Results: List the research results until this point. If the project is still in progress, list preliminary results or hypothesis regarding expected results;
Conclusions: Statement about the theoretical and practical implications and contributions to the domain, Interestingness and usefulness of project;
Prizes: Prizes total $1000 including a $500 First Place prize as well as many Participation Prizes. The best abstracts have a chance to be published in Substance ÉTS;
Judges: A jury of professors and researchers will evaluate the abstracts to decide on the winners.
The Ingenious Writers Contest was organized during the winter 2017 semester by SARA, Direction des affaires professorales, de la recherche et des partenariats (DAPRP), and Substance ÉTS. This contest asked students to summarize a scientific article written by an ÉTS professor in 1200 words or less, with the goal of making the content accessible to an informed reader who is not necessarily an expert in the field.
A committee consisting of ÉTS professors and employees evaluated the 31 papers submitted by students. The committee had a difficult time determining the winners, as we received many texts of excellent quality. The chosen winners each distinguished themselves with particular nuances in how they summarized the original articles in a clear and interesting way, while they maintained important aspects of the original thread, and still made the research accessible to a non expert reader.
1st place ($1500) : Ted Julien Tchinde Fotsin for his text Vers un meilleur suivi du patient après le traitement endovasculaire d’un anévrisme de l’aorte abdominale which summarizes an article cowritten by professor Sophie Lerouge;
2nd place ($1000) : Smarjeet Sharma for his text Making LTE Networks More Efficient: The Path to a More Sustainable Growth of the Internet of Things which summarizes an article cowritten by professor Michel Kadoch;
3rd place ($500) : Marion Ghibaudo for her text Impacts des changements climatiques sur la rénovation et la conception des bâtiments de demain which summarizes an article cowritten by professor Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon.
Publications in Substance ÉTS
During the summer of 2017, many of the texts submitted to the contest will be published in Substance ÉTS in order to make them available to as many people as possible.Look at Substance to discover them and learn about research at ETS!