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Best Student Oral Presentation Awards

Best Oral Presentation (overall): First place $400, Second place $300, Third place $200

In addition, the best oral presentation per division will receive $100 (excluding those that ranked in the top 3 overall), providing there are more than 3 student presentations per division and that the presentation reached a valuable score.

It is not necessary to submit an application to participate in the "Student Oral Presentation competition" during the SIP meeting. You must register for the meeting, be a student (PhD, MSc or BSc), submit an abstract labeled as student presentation and submit a pre-recorded presentation, presented by yourself (make sure you are visible in your recorded presentation). Students should also be present during the live chat sessions linked to the session in which your presentation is held. Presentations for which the student is not the presenter at the meeting should not be labeled as student presentation (irrespective of whether the scientific data were obtained by a student).

Students can only compete with one abstract for presentation awards (oral or poster). Students are welcome to submit more than one abstract to the meeting, but they should indicate which one goes into competition. So label only the one that will compete as student paper. Papers for which the student is not the presenter at the meeting should also not be labeled as student paper. (irrespective whether the scientific data were obtained by a student).

At the meeting:
1. Each presentation is evaluated by three judges.
2. Presentations are judged on a 100-point scale. Judges use the full range of points to evaluate and rank presentations. Criteria for ranking the presentations are based on scientific excellence and innovation of the research and on the ability of the student to communicate scientifically, with a maximum of 60 points for the quality of the research work and 40 points for the quality of the presentation.

3. The SIP Student Award Committee determines the winners based on scores and prizes are presented to the successful candidates at the end of the SIP meeting.

Evaluation Criteria:
a) Quality of research: 
Are the results of significant value to the research community?
Is the project well designed to test the hypotheses?
Are the data produced sufficiently robust to be meaningful?
b) Presentation:
Does the presentation have a clear introduction, research description and conclusion?
Are graphics and figures simple, easily comprehended and clearly explained?
Does the student appear to have a good general understanding of the research discipline and specific topic?


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