Students (high school, undergraduate, masters or doctoral level) who will be attending the symposium and presenting their own research will be considered for cash awards. Read the judging criteria and be sure to check the appropriate student award eligibility box when you submit your abstract.

Oral Presentations

Two awards of $(250) each will be presented for Excellence in Oral Presentation (one each for high school/undergrad, masters, and doctoral level).

Poster Presentations

Four awards of $(250) each will be presented for Excellence in Poster Presentation.



Student oral presentations and judging will occur during the regular daytime plenary sessions. Oral presentations are strictly limited to 15 minutes, including time for questions and transition to the next speaker -- which means that you effectively have 10-12 minutes for your talk.

Student poster presentations will occur and be judged during the poster receptions at the Eagan Center. Students—be sure to attend your poster during the assigned session so that the judges can speak with you about your work! Check the poster program to confirm your assigned time.

We are still looking for people to help judge student presentations. If you're interested in helping out, contact Marilyn Sigman for more information.