November 2017

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November 2017

Call for Submissions: USITT Engineering Commission’s Excellence in Thesis Research Project

USITTs Engineering Commission is continuing its program to discover, recognize, share, and inspire excellence in entertainment industry-relevant research. We invite recent graduates who have exhibited rigor, innovation, and creativity in their research to solicit nominations and submit their papers for consideration. Excellent theses should challenge or advance our industry and be focused on new technology, innovative applications, or deeper understanding and application of engineering principles to theatre. Research in any field of entertainment technology is welcome.

Authors of the selected papers will be invited to present their findings in an Engineering Commission session, titled “Excellence in Engineering Technology Research: Graduate Paper Presentation,” at the 2018 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Fort Lauderdale. Thesis presenters will receive complimentary full Conference admission.

Qualifications for Consideration

Thesis research must be focused on advancing understanding in an area of entertainment technology. The thesis must be complete and approved and accepted by the writer’s degree-granting institution.

Thesis work must have cumulated in graduation with an MFA or equivalent degree in the last four years (May 2013 to September 2017). Work resulting in a MS or MA in an engineering or engineering technology field will also be considered, but the application of the research must be specific to live entertainment technology. Pre-candidacy research for doctoral students in these fields may also be considered.

Deadline for completed applications is November 25. Submit materials here.