Deadline: EXTENDED to September 27, 2018
Student Presentation Awards
The Texas Section of the American Physical Society recognizes outstanding student presentations with cash prizes. Graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in separate categories. Both oral and poster presentations are eligible to win.
If you wish to have your presentation (Oral or Poster) judged for the Student Presentation Award, click here.
Student Presentation Award Judges
Faculty and postdocs are encouraged to volunteer as judges for the Student Presentation Awards. Each talk or poster that is submitted by a student needs to be judged by 2–3 different judges, a huge effort that cannot be accomplished without your help! If you are willing to volunteer as a judge, please fill out this form.
- Posters should be no larger than 36” x 48” and should be mountable with push pins/clips which will be provided.
- Posters will be presented at the Poster Session on Friday after the Dinner.
- Times for poster setup are included in the Meeting Program Schedule
- During the Poster Sessions, presenters are expected to be available at their poster for discussion.
- Locate the time/location of your presentation in the printed or online program booklet.
- Arrive at your session 10 minutes early to set up, introduce yourself to the Session Chair, upload your presentation onto the computer provided or to connect your personal laptop, and to test any animations, movie or videos included in your presentation.
- Your presentation will be 12 minutes (10 minutes presentation and 2 minutes questions). You will be signaled by the session chair when you have 2 minutes remaining of the 10 minutes allotted for the presentation. When you have reached the 10 minute mark of your presentation, the session chair will stand and you should stop your presentation. The session chair will then solicit questions for 2 minutes.
Session Chair Guidelines
- Arrive at least 10 minutes early to the start of the session, locate speakers and urge them to upload the presentations to the laptop in your session or connect their personal laptops.
- At the start of the session, briefly introduce yourself and explain the timing system to the audience.
- Start the session on time; announce each abstract and author(s), inquire whether the presentation is given by a student (graduate or undergraduate) who is competing for a student award.
- Adhere to the time schedule listed in the program so that simultaneous sessions are as closely synchronized as possible. Speakers must be asked to stop when their allotted time is up in a courteous but firm manner.
- If any problems arise during the session, immediately contact the local support team at the meeting.