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Call for abstracts: Low Cost Instrumentation symposium at IMRC 2017 (Cancún, México, August 20-25, 2017)

The International Materials Research Congress 2017 (IMRC) will provide and excellent opportunity to showcase open-source/low-cost hardwares.

IMRC symposium

Stories like Prakash lab’s 50-cent microscope “foldscope” and Whiteside's lab’s paper-based diagnostic tool are exciting and inspiring, but more researchers dealing with low-cost innovations need a platform to present their achievements. The symposium aims to empower scientists with available open platforms and connect scientists with social DIY maker movements. 

The proposed symposium is dedicated to recent scientific achievements in low-cost instrumentation, a topic that we hope will become a regular feature at materials science and physics conferences. The symposium will showcase real-world problems and the most ingenuous solutions across the world. Tutorials and demo activities will give hands-on insights and resources for aspiring innovators. Bridging social innovation and science captures novel opportunities for shared inspiration, engagement of the bottom billion, and providing technology solutions for everyone.

The event will take place in Cancún, México, on August 20-25, 2017. We encourage submission of abstracts by the April 7 2017 deadline using the link below. 

For more information on the symposium, or to submit an abstract, please click here

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