Eligible graduate students (see requirements below) are invited to submit abstracts for participation in the Graduate Student Research Award Competition. This year there will be a limit of 25 oral presentations in the Graduate Student Research Competition. Abstract reviews for the Graduate Student Research Competition will be conducted by committee, which is similar to that implemented for the 2016 National APS Meeting. The committee will review and score each abstract for the Graduate Student Research Competition. Criteria for selection will be based on the SD-APS abstract guidelines and clarity of the abstract. Abstracts should provide background information to clearly understand research needs, clear objectives, sufficient methods, results, and conclusions. Be sure to indicate on the abstract submission form that you are submitting a paper for an oral presentation and that you intend to participate in the Graduate Student Research Competition. Only one abstract per presenter will be considered for the Graduate Student Research Competition. The required abstract submission fees must be paid by the advance registration deadline (January 6, 2017), otherwise your abstract will be removed from program (and Graduate Student Research Competition) consideration. Students will be notified by January 13, 2017, if their abstract was selected for the Graduate Student Research Competition. Authors of non-selected abstracts will be given the opportunity to present their research as a poster. Awards for the first, second, and third place speakers will be presented. Honorable mention awards may also be given. In addition, the 1st place winner is eligible for additional travel funds to represent the Southern Division at the 2017 APS annual meeting.Eligibility Requirements: Students competing in the Graduate Student Research Award Competition must i) be enrolled in a graduate program in the Southern Division either at the time of, or within six months prior to, the abstract submission deadline; ii) have paid dues to the Southern Division at the time the paper is presented; iii) be sole or senior author of the paper; and iv) present this paper at a meeting of the SD-APS. The paper must communicate results of research in plant pathology conducted while in pursuit of a degree at a Southern Division college or university. Presentations of abstracts accepted for the Graduate Student Research Competition will be judged according to a rubic (click to view).
Moytri Roy Chowdury(View Presentation)