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Deadline: October 3, 2018

The Student Research Achievement Award (SRAA) Poster Competition takes place each year at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, from 6:00 PM–9:00 PM. Students must apply to participate in this competition. Participants must give a three-to-five minute presentation of their posters to one or more judges. The participants who give the best presentations in each category are selected to receive a monetary award. Winners are recognized at the Monday evening Awards ceremony. Only abstracts selected for poster presentations are eligible for the Student Research Achievement Award; abstracts selected for platform sessions will not be considered for this Award.

*During the competition, only participating students, judges, and BPS staff are allowed in the competition area.

To participate in the SRAA Poster Competition, the following rules apply:

  • The student must be a student member of the Biophysical Society with current year membership dues paid by the abstract deadline.
  • The student must be the first author on the abstract submitted for presentation at the Meeting.
  • The student must present the abstract as a poster at the Meeting.
  • The student may only present one poster in one subcategory (listed below).
  • Students are required to attend the three hour SRAA Poster Competition on Sunday, from 6:00PM - 9:00PM at the Meeting.

The following are required at the time of SRAA Poster Competition application:

  1. A copy of the abstract submitted for presentation at the Meeting.

  2. Mentor's name and email address.

  3. Selection of two subcategory preferences for the abstract:

 Bioenergetics, Mitochondria, and Metabolism

 Cryo-EM

 Membrane Structure and Function

 Bioengineering

 Exocytosis & Endocytosis

 Molecular Biophysics

 Biological Fluorescence

 Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDP)

 Motility & Cytoskeleton

 Biopolymers in vivo

 Mechanobiology

 Nanoscale Biophysics

 Cell Biophysics

 Membrane Biophysics

 Permeation & Transport

 

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2019

To recognize the increasingly high quality of undergraduate research and to encourage further participation of undergraduates in the Biophysical Society and at the Annual Meeting, the Society awards and recognizes three outstanding students who give the best overall poster presentations during the Undergraduate Mixer & Undergraduate Poster Award Competition at the Annual Meeting each year on Saturday from 3:00 PM–5:00 PM.

Students are judged on the quality and scientific merit of their research, knowledge of the research problem, contribution to the project, and overall presentation of the poster. Judges look for students to present a clearly stated question, hypothesis, results, and conclusions.

To participate in the Undergraduate Poster Award Competition, the following rules apply:

  • The student must be a member of the Biophysical Society with current year membership dues paid.
  • The student must be either the first or second author on the poster being presented, with an abstract submitted to the Meeting.
  • The student must present the poster during the Undergraduate Mixer and Poster Award Competition.

Please note that students who wish to compete using the same poster must be a first or second author on the poster, enter as an individual, and have their own copy of the poster to present to the judges (sharing a single poster will not be allowed in the competition). Students are also expected to describe their specific role and contribution to the project. 

Registration required.