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The Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop (NEGW) is designed to bring researchers and students in the North East (New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) together to discuss their work on granular materials and explore collaborations. The workshop features pedagogical talks, short contributed talks, and poster sessions.

9th Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop:

The 9th Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop (NEGW) will be held at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology on June 17th, 2011. The talks and poster sessions will take place in Building 3, Room 3-133 . Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be served. This year the workshop will feature four invited pedagogical talks, as well as, 3 minute soundbites and poster sessions. Everyone is encouraged to submit a soundbite AND a poster. The purpose of the soundbite is to draw people in to the poster session for a more in-depth discussion guided by the poster. The title and abstract for your soundbite/poster can be submitted online when you register. The workshop will begin with breakfast and registration from 8:30 - 9:30 AM (with the first talk starting at 9:30 AM) and end around 4:00 PM. This year's Workshop follows the successful traditions of the first eight workshops held at Clark University (2003), Yale University (2004), Wesleyan University (2005), City College of New York (2006), University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2007), Brandeis University (2008), Yale University (2009), Schlumberger-Doll (2010).

Invited speakers


We invite EVERYONE to submit titles and abstracts for the 3-minute soundbites and poster sessions. Even if you do not have a poster, please consider submitting a soundbite so that we can get a snap shot of what you are working on. Titles and abstracts can be submitted online. A list of participants and titles and abstracts of invited talks, and soundbites and posters can be viewed online.


We hope that the posters and soundbites will serve not only to educate but to initiate new conversations and collaborations. Hence the purpose of your soundbite is NOT to present your research in detail, but rather to draw people to your poster for longer, more in-depth discussions. You will be given X minutes to "hook" your audience where X = {total time for soundbites)/(number of people presenting). We estimate that X is likely to be approximately 3 minutes. Hence we recommend at most 3 slides per soundbite (although 2 is preferable). The soundbite session will occur before lunch so Peko will be merciless in enforcing the time constraints. Poster backings will be 30"x40".


All participants must register before June 10, 2011 so that we can accurately estimate food orders. To register, click here and fill out the registration form. The registration fee for the Workshop is $20, which covers breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch. The registration can be paid upon arrival.

Directions and Parking:

Driving directions to MIT, nearby train stop, and a map of the area are available, or you can do a map search from your point of origin.

Brief Directions: Building 3 is about a 10 minute walk from the Kendall/MIT subway stop. If driving, see this parking map. From Amtrak (BOS) south station take the red line [map] to the Kendall/MIT station.

Parking Information: Parking is difficult in this area. Here is a map of nearby parking gargages. Park and ride lots are available along the RED line. Alewife Station is an example. Take the red line to Kendall/MIT.

Additional Information:

Please contact us [email] if you have any more questions about the Workshop. See you on June 17th.

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