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​Poster Competition

Eligible graduate students (see requirements below) are invited to participate in the Graduate Student Poster Competition. Abstracts for poster presentations will be accepted in the order they are received though the online submission form.  Abstracts should provide background information to clearly understand research needs, clear objectives, sufficient methods, results, and conclusions.

In order to give a presentation at the 2020 SD-APS meeting, abstracts must be su​bmitted and the abstract submission fee paid through the online abstract submission​ system ​by the abstract submission deadline (December 4, 2019). If you want to participate in the Graduate Student Poster Competition, you must indicate on the submission form that you are submitting an abstract for a poster presentation and that you intend to participate in the Graduate Student Poster Competition.  In addition, you must email a copy of your abstract, including the title, authors, and affiliations, as a single PDF to SD-APS Vice President, Fulya Baysal-Gurel  (fbaysalg@tnstate.edu), by December 4, 2019. Only one abstract per presenter will be considered for the Graduate Student Poster Competition. Students participating in the Graduate Student Poster Competition may not participate in the Graduate Student Research Award Competition.


Awards for first and second place will be presented. Additional awards may also be given.

Eligibility Requirements:  Students competing in the Graduate Student Research Award Competition must (1) either be enrolled as a regular student in a graduate program in the Southern Division or have been an enrolled student in a graduate program in the Southern Division within six months of the abstract submission deadline; (2) be a member in good standing of the Southern Division at the time of the presentation; (3) be sole or senior author of the research; and (4) present the research at a meeting of the Southern Division, APS.  The presentation must include research in plant pathology that has been performed while in pursuit of a degree at a college or university in the Southern Division.

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Presentations of abstracts accepted for the Graduate Student Poster Competition will be judged according to this rubric.​