Society For Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Holds College-Level Student Poster Contest
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Environmental Division is inviting undergraduate and graduate students in geology, geological engineering, environmental engineering and environmental scientists to submit entries to its 2018 student poster contest.
The deadline for entries is October 31. Entries should be submitted to Barbara Nielsen by sending email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students have the opportunity to show off their work and a chance to put cash in their pockets to further their education. The first-place winner receives $1,000; the second-place, $500; and the third-place, $250. In addition, each poster submission receives a complimentary ticket to the ED Luncheon.
Students submit their abstracts online and then display their posters at the ED Luncheon held during the SME Annual Conference & Expo February 25-28 in Minneapolis, MN. They explain their research in person to a panel of judges selected from industry, academia and the ED leadership, who review the quality of abstracts, posters and presentations to determine the winners.
Beyond the monetary incentive is the invaluable chance to network. Held just before the ED luncheon for all SME members to attend, the poster presentations provide a platform for professionals to talk with the students about their work.
Business cards are often exchanged, providing students with a professional contact that might be able to provide some insight into their research as well as a point of contact with a company or organization that could be helpful when looking for a full-time position.
[Posted: Oct. 9, 2017]
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