2010 Student Poster Competition
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2010 Student Poster Competition Forest Products Society th 64 International Convention June 20-22, 2010, Madison, Wisconsin, USA Applications are Due April 1, 2010 When: June 20-22, 2010 Where: 64th International Convention, Madison, Wisconsin, USA Time: During the regularly scheduled FPS technical poster sessions Prizes Sponsored by all 13 FPS Sections: $500 First Place $250 Second Place $125 Honorable Mention $125 Honorable Mention Each entrant will receive a FPS logo apparel item Eligibility: 1. Participants must be an undergraduate or graduate student. 2. Participants must be members of the Forest Products Society. 3. There should be no coauthors on the poster; however, faculty sponsors and funding agencies should be identified in both the abstract and poster display. 4. Posters will be presented in English. 5. The poster must be entered into the Poster Session for the 64th International Convention, http://www.forestprod.org/ic2010callforposters.html. Application Procedures: 1. Complete the Student Poster Competition Application Form, http://www.forestprod.org/student poster competition application form.doc. 2. Submit the following two items to Scott Bowe at email@example.com: a. Completed Student Poster Competition Application Form b. Poster abstract 3. Deadline for Submission is April 1, 2010. 4. Questions can be addressed to Scott Bowe, University of Wisconsin, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1598, Phone: 608-265-5849, Fax: 608-262-9922, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Judging Procedures: Posters will be set-up between 7:00-8:00 am during your scheduled poster session (Monday or Tuesday). The abstracts and poster presentations will be evaluated by a committee of 4 judges (the Chair of the Student Activities Committee and three others) on a 100-point scale: Submitted abstract: 1. Soundness of research hypothesis (10 points) 2. Scientific writing ability (10 points) 3. Organization (10 points) Poster presentation: 1. Scientific merit (newness, breadth of interest, potential impact of the research) (15 points) 2. Experimental design and thoroughness of investigation (15 points) 3. Validity of conclusions (15 points) 4. Organization and visual quality of presentation (15 points) 5. Response to questions of judges (10 points) The chair of the Student Activities Committee will have overall responsibility for the competition including selecting judges. Judges will not assess student posters on whose committee they serve. The chair of the judging committee does not vote except when one of the other judges is exempted.