Student Poster Competition Information
The NAI is sponsoring a Student Poster Competition at the NAI 2005 meeting. The single student with a poster judged as the best will be given the Gerald Soffen Award with a certificate and $1000.
- Participants must be enrolled in a degree program at the time of abstract submission. (Student winner will be asked to sign a statement of eligibility.)
- The award is intended primarily for students at the graduate level. However, individuals at the undergraduate level are also eligible to compete.
- Postdoctoral students are NOT eligible.
- Competition is open to both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.
- Participants must be a member of an NAI Team, Focus Group, Working Group, or International Partner and registered for the NAI 2005 meeting.
- Only one poster & abstract per student will be considered for the award.
- The student must be the senior author of the poster and abstract, as well as the person presenting the poster.
- The majority of the material should not have been previously presented at another meeting.
- Originality of the research
- Quality of the execution
- Impact to the field
- Organization and clarity of the presentation
- Size: Poster should fit within an area 4 ft x 4 ft (1.2 m x 1.2 m).
- Carry your poster to the meeting since there are no shipping or receiving services available for this event.
- Push pins and velcro are provided to hold your poster on display boards.
- When you submit your abstractÍ
- Select a related meeting theme. It determines your poster display day.
- Your abstract is assigned a number when its submission is completed.
- WRITE DOWN this abstract number for future use. It identifies your abstract and is your poster number for poster display location within its meeting poster theme area.
If you prefer to make an Oral Presentation, select that on the Abstract Submission page. If you are not selected to give a talk, then your presentation will become a Poster. You will be notified about this in February.
Whether you choose Oral or Poster on the abstract submission page, complete the Student Poster Competition form IF you want your presentation in this competition (& you are eligible for it). Therefore, if your presentation is not selected for a talk (but for a poster), your poster will be included in the competition database. (There are few selected talks for this meeting, which emphasizes posters.)
- IMPORTANT Note: If selected as a speaker (Oral Presentation) and you decide to do that: You must notify the NAI poster contact person (Janet Morrison) immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have your poster withdrawn from the Student Poster Competition.
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