Students interested in entering their paper in the Student Best Poster Awards should indicate their intent by answering affirmative to this question during the full paper submission process. There will be two categories: 1) Graduate student, and 2) Undergraduate student. There will be a 1st place award of $500 and a 2nd place award of $400 given in each category.
Using this pool of initial full papers, a selection committee will carefully consider the technical quality of the submitted full papers and based on several factors including, but not limited to: presentation in the proceedings, poster clarity and quality of presentation, ability of the student to engage in technical discussions and audience judgment will select the First and Second place papers.
The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday of the conference week.
The following requirements MUST be satisfied for a paper to be considered for this award:
1. The paper must be primarily the work of the student candidate, although it may have multiple co-authors.
2. The poster must be presented by the student and may not be presented by another person or a co-author.
3. Only one paper, authored by any given student, may be in the final pool.
**Please note: If there are not at least 3 papers in a particular category, no award will be given.