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ISES 2015 Henderson, Nevada. Exposures in an Evolving Environment. International Society of Exposure Science: 25th Annual Meeting- October 18-October 22, 2015. Henderson, Nevada.


ISES Students and New Researcher Events

STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION

Criteria for award: The Annual Student Poster Competition has been scheduled during the Opening Reception on the evening of Sunday, October 18. This competition provides a unique opportunity for students to practice and improve their critical thinking and oratory skills by presenting their research to a panel of judges, student peers, and other meeting attendees. The ISES Student/New Researcher committee aims to prioritize funding for students in the poster competition when considering Student/New Researcher Travel Awards.


Competition Eligibility Requirements: Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program (Master's or Doctoral) at a university or college and who are involved in an original research program focused on exposure science are eligible to participate. If you have multiple presentations during the regular conference sessions, select only one for the student poster competition. Although the student is not required to be first author of the poster, they must play the main role in constructing the poster and be the main presenter at the conference.


Instructions:

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Your abstract will be automatically entered in the Student Poster Competition if you selected "Yes" that you wanted your submission to be in the Poster competition in the abstract submission system, and it gets accepted for the general abstract session.

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Be prepared to present your poster TWICE during the Annual Meeting — once at the competition on Sunday, October 18 and a second time during the regularly scheduled session assigned to you by the conference organizers.

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Note that the Student Poster competition participation is ABOVE AND BEYOND your presentation during the regular conference sessions. If your regular conference presentation is an oral one but you would like to participate in the Student Competition, you will need to prepare a "posterized" version for the Sunday competition. If you are presenting a poster at the regular conference session, you will need to present the poster twice — once during the competition on Sunday night and once during the regularly scheduled conference poster session.

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If you have multiple presentations during the regular conference sessions, select one for the student poster competition. If you have both oral and poster presentations during the regular conference sessions, you may select your poster or prepare a "posterized" version of your oral presentation for the student competition.

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At the Sunday poster competition, each competitor will be required to present his/her poster(s) in a pre-assigned area for review. Posters will be grouped by research topics to enhance student communication and networking during the Sunday reception.

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Competitors will need to stand near their poster during the judging and be prepared to answer questions about their work. If approached by the review panel, competitors will be asked to summarize their poster in a two-minute oral presentation and to respond to questions raised about their research by the viewing judges.


STUDENT/NEW RESEARCHER TRAVEL AWARDS

Each year, a selection committee awards a selected number of students and new researchers for sufficient travels funds (e.g. transportation and hotel at the conference). We accept all applications, but give priority to students, those who turned in their travel applications on time, presenters (poster or oral), and those who are from developing countries. A reminder email will also be distributed to ISES members and the S/NR.


Priorities will be given to students and new researchers that have an accepted abstract in the conference, so it may help to wait to receive this notification. Also, first time applicants and students from developing countries are highly encouraged to apply. In the past, awards ranged between $200 - $1,600. The Travel Award Application Deadline is June 12th, 2015. Please email your travel award application to Hind Sbihi at hind.sbihi@ubc.ca by the deadline. APPLY NOW*!


STUDENT/NEW RESEARCHER COCKTAIL HOUR

This year we will host an hour-long gathering for students to meet one another and socialize. The cocktail hour will take place Wednesday, October 21st at 5:00 p.m. During this time students will have the opportunity to peruse the Exhibitor Fair and the Sensors Fair. Drink tickets will be issued at the S/NR sign-in desk at registration.


STUDENT/NEW RESEARCHER ICEBREAKER

On Monday, October 20th, there will be a student icebreaker from 5-6pm. Come out and meet returning and new members along with the S/NR planning committee.


STUDENT/NEW RESEARCHER BREAKFAST WORKSHOPS

The S/NR breakfast workshops is a time for potential mentors and protégés to meet and to network with senior ISES members interested in giving advice. Topics of this year's workshops to be determined.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES on the STUDENT/NEW RESEARCHER COMMITTEE at the 2015 MEETING

If you plan on attending the ISES conference, we need volunteers for the following. Please email Dingsheng Li at dingsli@umich.edu for details.

• Student/New Researcher Travel Awards Committee:
   Ideally these committee members will not be applying for travel awards.
• Student/New Researcher Poster Competition Committee:
   Volunteers needed for setting up the event.
   Due to the conflict of time, these volunteers would not be able to participate in the Competition.

• Student/New Researcher Registration Check-in:
   Volunteers needed to check-in students and help hand out travel awards at the registration desk.
• Student/New Researcher Social Media Committee:
   Volunteers needed to update the S/NR LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter pages.
• Student Volunteer Photographer:
   Volunteer to take pictures at the awards ceremony and student reception.


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