Accepted abstracts that were submitted by students identified as the first author on the Abstract Submission format-detection will be considered for the Student Poster Competition. All entrants must be enrolled in an accredited program and/or institution and designated as a student at the time of submission. Students are defined as undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral. Level of enrollment must be indicated at the time of abstract submission. Student entrants must be the first author on the work and abstract submissions must follow the Abstract Submittal & Presentation Guidelines.
Judging for the Competition
The Student Poster Competition will be hosted during the poster session on February 22 & 23, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT . A panel of judges will be assigned at random to review the student poster presentations. Each poster will be assigned a minimum of two (2) judges. Competition winners will be selected through a rigorous judging scorecard and rubric.
All entrants must adhere to the Abstract Submittal & Presentation Guidelines specifically defined for the 2023 Conference. Student presenters are expected to explain the purpose, methods, findings, and importance of their work in easily understandable terms and should be able to provide an oral overview (approximately 5 minutes) of their projects.
The award will acknowledge a recipient in each of four categories: undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral. Awardees will be announced during the closing session.