Best Student Posters Award
First prize - $500
Second prize - $300 (Two winners will be selected)
Third prize - $100 (Four winners will be selected)
All MSU graduate students currently enrolled in a degree granting program (PhD or MS) who are first authors of the poster presentation and thus contributed to the design, analysis and interpretation of the analysis.
Winners from prior years are not eligible.
Committee members evaluate papers anonymously, scoring them on a scale of 1-10 based on:
1: Originality (70%): focused problem, innovative solutions, rigorous methodologies, contributions to statistics in applications
2: Presentation (30%): precise text, logical flow, good readability, excellent graphics (if applicable)
At the time of submission of the title students will indicate whether they would like to be considered for the award and acknowledge that they fulfill the eligibility requirements. Submission deadline is September 8, 2014.
The committee consists of one chair and two members. The committee members are MSU faculty and are not advisors or mentors of any eligible student.
Committee members evaluate posters anonymously at the time of the event and will meet electronically on October 4, the day after the event.
Scores will be tallied and averaged by the committee chair. Awards will be given according to first, second, and third place.
The Students will be informed of having received an award by email. Their names will be forwarded to Karen Klomparens, Dean of the Graduate School who will arrange for a fellowship. The funds will be credited directly to their student account.