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Mark Your Calendar: Data-Blitz, Undergraduate Poster, and Professional Development Portals Open Next Week

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Data-blitz, Undergraduate Poster, and Professional development submission portals for the  Annual Convention will be open from September 8 to 18, 2015. Start gathering your materials now!


Data Blitz sessions are an opportunity for scientists to present their work in a rapid-pace form (under 5 minutes). Data Blitz presenters fall into two categories:

  • Student/Early Career - those in their final year of their PhD program OR who earned their PhD on or after January 1, 2014
  • Teacher/Scholar - those who earned their degree earned before January 1, 2014

View the Submission Guide here

Undergraduate Posters

The Undergraduate Poster Submission Portal is a new initiative aimed at increasing the opportunity for undergraduates to present their research in the Poster Hall at the convention. 

View the Submission Guide here.

Professional Development Sessions

The Professional development sessions are not tied directly to specific research, may address issues affecting the field,  and may come in various formats: plenary, panel, pro/con debate, demonstrations, roundtable discussions, etc.

View the Submission Guide.

Teacher/Scholar Travel Award Application

Don't forget to apply for a Teacher/Scholar Travel Award, which supports the participation of members who teach and work exclusively with undergraduate students. Travel awards are $500 unrestricted awards that may be used to cover travel, registration, lodging, food or other expenses related to attending the annual convention. The submission portal will remain open until September 18.

More information can be found here.

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