CSEE will award five student awards (three for presentations, and two for posters) at the 2019 Evo-Eco-Ento meeting. CSEE will also administer one externally funded award (New Phytologist Prize)
The student awards committee anticipates a large number of applicants to these awards. To keep judging at the conference manageable, we are implementing a pre-screen of applications based on submitted abstracts. Based on this pre-screen, a maximum of 50 presentations and 50 posters (exact number will depend on recruitment of judges for the conference) will be selected for further judging at the conference. Inclusion of a pre-screen makes evaluation of the abstract a part of evaluation of the application for an award.
Abstracts will be evaluated by at least two judges each, and will be evaluated on three criteria: Theoretical/applied foundation, Clarity of writing, and Significance of research. Abstracts will need to be evaluated between June 5 and June 30. The number of abstracts assigned to each judge will depend on the number of student submissions received and the number of judges recruited, but will likely be at least 30. Further information will be provided to those volunteering to evaluate abstracts.
Three judges will be assigned to each talk in competition for a CSEE student award. CSEE student talks are distributed within the regular conference program. Judges will be assigned up to six talks each; attending and evaluating assigned talks is critical to the integrity of the student awards. Judging assignments and evaluation sheets will be provided prior to the conference.
Three judges will be assigned to each poster in competition for a CSEE student award. Posters will be presented over two sessions as part of the regular conference program. Judges will be assigned up to six posters each; attending and evaluating assigned posters is critical to the integrity of the student awards. Judging assignments and evaluation sheets will be provided prior to the conference.
All the student talks in the President Prize competition will be grouped together in thematic student sessions. Three judges will be assigned to each session according to their expertise, and will need to attend and evaluate all talks from their session. All talks from a single student session will thus be evaluated by the same three judges.
The number of judges required for the President Prize poster competition will depend on the number of submissions. Each judge will be assigned a selection of posters to judge, but should be no more than ten. Judging for the poster session can occur any time the posters are available for viewing, and need not coincide with the time students are required to be present at their posters.