Best Student Poster Award
The Best Student Poster Award is given each year at the Annual Convention of the Association in recognition of the Best Student Poster presented at the current annual convention.
The recipient of the Award is not required to be an AAPG Member, or a member of a Student Chapter. However, the work presented must have been done while the presenter was/is a student.
Guidelines for Consideration of Candidates
The best student poster presentation falls under the responsibility of the Braunstein Award Committee Chairman, who is appointed by the Convention General Chairman. The Braunstein Award Committee Chairman chooses a group of judges who select the winning student oral paper according to the quality of scientific content and excellence of presentation. These results are compiled by the Student Chapter Committee, and the award is presented by the Committee to the Student recipient.
The Committee’s decision is conveyed to the Student Chapter Committee immediately following the session.
Description of Award
The Best Student Poster Award is strictly a cash award, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners receiving $1,500, $1000, and $500 respectively, and their universities receiving a matching award. No plaques or certificates are awarded. Ten of the accepted presenters are selected to also receive $250 travel stipends. All presenters receive a $25 Store Gift Certificate.
These awards are funded each year through an annual contribution from Shell to the AAPG Foundation. In 2006 Shell increased the total amount of award funds, which now allows for ten $250 travel stipends to be awarded in addition to the prize monies.