The Executive Committee would like to encourage all students presenting their research at the Pacific Division meetings to consider enrolling in the student competition. The award is intended to increase opportunities for graduate students who attend institutions within the Pacific Division to participate in APS Pacific Division meetings, receive recognition for their research, network with other graduate students and scientists, and gain experience in presenting scientific information to an audience. The monetary awards are $500.00 for first place, $300.00 for second, and $200.00 for third place.
To participate, mark the box "this abstract is for the student competition" when you submit your abstract online and meet these requirements: (i) be enrolled as a regular student in an accredited University in the Pacific Division at the time the paper is submitted; (ii) be a member in good standing of the Pacific Division at the time the paper is submitted; (iii) be senior author of the paper; (iv) present the paper orally at a meeting of the Pacific Division; and (v) submit a complete application package. Graduate students who receive a Graduate Student Travel Grant award must compete in the Graduate Student Oral Presentation Competition.
The Graduate Student Competition application package includes the following:
The awards will be presented during or after the Pacific Division Business meeting.
To be included in the oral presentation competition, submit Word files of the two abstracts the current APS Pacific Division President.