The 2019 CPU2AL Science and Technology Open House (STOH) will be held from Wednesday, April 3 through Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, and at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. On April 4, the STOH will take place in conjunction with the NSF EPSCoR CPU2AL Annual Meeting. The latter will continue on April 5.

K-12 Events

The NSF EPSCoR CPU2AL project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), invites middle school teachers and students to participate in a one-of-a-kind STEM experience on April 3, 2019, at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. To learn more and register for the K-12 sessions of the Open House click the button below.



College students, faculty, government and industry participants, and judges planning to attend the meeting must complete the following registration form:


There is no registration fee but all attendees must register to attend the meeting events. 

Rooming priority will be given to students who register and submit an abstract by March 1, 2019. 

Registration deadline: March 22, 2019

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be prepared using the MS Word template available here and must be uploaded using the following form (Note that you will need a Google account to upload your abstract).

Rooming priority will be given to students who register and submit an abstract by March 1, 2019. 

Abstract submission deadline: March 22, 2019


Presentation Information

Oral Presentation Template

If you are a member of the CPU2AL Team and are giving a presentation at the CPU2AL Annual Meeting, please use this template.

Poster Presentation

Posters should be formatted at a scale no more than 36"H x 48"W, or 3'H x 4'W, or H.9144m x W1.2192m. We will provide poster boards and easels to be displayed during the poster session.

Meeting Documents

2019 Science and Technology Open House Tentative Agenda

2019 Science and Technology Open House Flyer


Lodging arrangements have been made at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602. The meeting will pay for the cost of lodging for the nights of Wednesday, April 3 - 4, 2019, for a considerable number of students coming from distant institutions (more than 50 miles from Mobile). This financial support will be provided on a first come first serve basis only to students presenting a poster and requires students to share a room. Students should request a room through registration. All other attendees can reserve a room at the conference hotel by clicking here

Reservations at the negotiated rate must be completed by March 1, 2019.


Local Attractions

Visit USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park and you will take a step back in time, embarking on an incredible journey into America's military past. Each step brings you closer to understanding how our veterans lived and worked. It's a unique experience never to be forgotten. 

The Fort of Colonial Mobile brings visitors into the heart of history by using modern technology and old fashioned storytelling to tell the stories of Mobile's past. Open daily from 10am - 5pm. 

History comes alive on the Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail tour. The trail reveals forgotten chapters of history, telling the stories of courage and contributions made by unsung heroes from Mobile's ethnically diverse past. A step-on guide will meet your bus at Fort Condé for that ride back in time; walking tours are also available.

Experience the Port City's story at the History Museum of Mobile, where visitors discover 300 years of Mobile area history. Located in the Southern Market, a National Historic Landmark building. 

Be royal in the Mobile Carnival Museum mansion. Get rowdy in the den! Crowns. Scepters. Floats. Jeweled robes. Experience Mobile's Mardi Gras - the Mother of Mystics, the oldest Carnival celebration in the United States! 

Experience more than 150 hands-on science adventures in our Hands on Hall, Wharf of Wonder, My Body Works and live science demonstrations at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.

 Downtown Restaurants

With over 50 options just within walking distance, downtown Mobile is your oyster. Here's a list of local restaurants.