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Graduate Student Competition

During the APS Caribbean Division Meeting there will be a graduate student oral paper competition with three student awards offered, each one consisting of a certificate and a cash award given by the Student Award Committee. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, in the amounts of $600, $400, and $200, respectively.  These awards and recognition will be given at the meeting.

Furthermore, the winner of the oral paper competition will have the opportunity to attend the APS Annual Meeting and present their research. To attend that meeting, the winner will receive $1000.

Presentations will be a total of 15 minutes, where the talk should be from 11 to 12 minutes, with 3 to 4 minutes available for questions. We require that this presentation is given in English and judging will take into if English is not your first language.

Please see the Abstract submission form to upload your talk. If you have any questions about the paper competition, please contact any of the organizing committee members.


Previous Winners

Year

Recipient

Affiliation

​2019
Varadero, Cuba
​Will Groover - 1st Place (Oral)
​​Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
​2019
Varadero, Cuba

​Lidia Chang Sidorchuk - 1st Place (Oral)
​​Centro Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (CENSA), San Jose de las Lajas, Cuba
​​2019
Varadero, Cuba
​​Carlos Alberto Salomón Solarte - 2nd Place (Oral)

​Universidad de Nariño, Pasto, Colombia
​2019
Varadero, Cuba
​Mylene Corzo Lopez - 1st Place (Poster)
​​​Centro Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria (CENSA), San Jose de las Lajas, Cuba
​​2017
​Chile
​Karina Elfar - 1st Place (Oral)
​Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
​2017
Chile
​Ana Luisa Valencia - 2nd Place (Oral)
​Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

2017
Costa Rica

Rebecca Sandoval -​ 1st Place (Oral)

Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica

2017
Costa Rica

Sandra Berenice Juárez - 2nd Place (Oral)

Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo, Texcoco,​Mexico 

2017​
Costa Rica​

Derek Barchenger - 3rd Place (Oral)

New Mexico State University

2015

Arturo Castro-Rocha  - 1st Place (Oral)

Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez

Lorena Simbaña Carrera - 2nd Place (Oral)

University of Puerto Rico

Alejandra Contreras-Rendón - 3rd Place (Oral)

Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico

2014

 Lederson Gañán - 1st Place (Oral)

CIAT

Cecilia Monclova-Santana - 2nd Place (Oral)

University of Puerto Rico

​Jorge D. Caicedo Chavez - 3rd Place (Oral)

University of Puerto Rico

2012

Brandon Hassett - 1st Place (Oral)

Texas A&M University

Margarita R. Marroquin-Guzman - 2nd Place (Oral)

University of Puerto Rico

Hao Hu - 3rd Place (Oral)

University of Florida

2011

Jessica Torres - 1st Place (Oral)
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Univ of Puerto Rico

Veronica Rivera - 2nd Place (Oral)

Univ of Puerto Rico

Garbriela Romera - 3rd Place (Oral)

Univ of Puerto Rico

Carlos Bolanos - 1st Place (Poster)

Univ of Puerto Rico

Karla Zeron - 2nd Place (Poster)

Zamorano University

Monica Mbui - 3rd Place (Poster)

Univ of Puerto Rico

2010

N/A

2009

Peta-Gaye S. Chang - 1​st Place

VPI & SU

 

 Lina M. Rodriguez-Salamanca - 2nd Place

Michigan State

 

 Jesse Palenchar - 3rd Place

University of Florida