HIGHLIGHTS FOR STUDENTS

SciX is a Great Deal for Students!

  • Volunteer opportunities to earn a free conference registration
  • Student conference and workshop rates
  • Access to all SciX networking events including the employment bureau and Wednesday evening Gala
  • Sunday night SAS Sponsored Student Poster Session
  • SAS members student event, Welcome Mixer and SAS members Reception
  • Compete for SAS and SciX poster awards
  • Apply for the various student awards presented at SciX: Tomas Hirschfeld Scholars, FACSS student awards, Coblentz Society student awards and the William G. Fateley student award

Further details on these opportunities are listed below.

THE TOMAS HIRSCHFELD SCHOLAR AND FACSS STUDENT AWARDS: Award recognizes the most outstanding papers submitted to the SciX Conference by a graduate student. Recipients will receive economy travel to the SciX conference, complimentary registration, and complimentary hotel accommodations. In order to have your presentation considered for a Tomas Hirschfeld Award or FACSS Student Award, students should submit their abstract using the web site submission form, indicate on the dropdown menu on the form their interest in the award, complete this form, and submit three sets of the following:

  1. application form
  2. 250 word abstract of the proposed presentation for the SciX conference
  3. two letters of nomination, one by the student's mentor
  4. a resumé
  5. graduate transcripts
  6. copies of reprints and/or preprints of research done.

COBLENTZ STUDENT AWARDS:  The Coblentz Society is soliciting nominations of outstanding students for the Coblentz Student Awards. Graduate or undergraduate students who have shown excellence in vibrational spectroscopy and/or coursework including vibrational spectroscopy may be nominated. The nominator must be a member of the Coblentz Society. Deadline is January 31. For additional information visit the Coblentz website.

SAS STUDENT POSTER AWARDS: A competition for SAS students who are presenting authors at the SciX Conference and will be held and recognition for four outstanding posters will be given. The judging will take place on Sunday evening. All SAS students should put up their posters on Sunday evening before the opening mixer as well as on their assigned presentation day. Student SAS members must select the appropriate box on the on-line paper submission form to ensure they are considered. Student awardees will receive a free 1-year SAS membership and a plaque highlighting their achievement. For more information, please contact the SAS Office by either email: sasadmin@s-a-s.org or phone: 301-694-8122.

SAS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT:  The SAS Undergraduate Student Travel Grant helps to support undergraduate student attendance at SciX.  The award is based upon merit and financial need, and students must present a paper at the SciX conference in order to qualify.  Complete eligibility requirements and details can be found HERE.  Applicants should complete the FORM and submit it to the SAS by July 1.

AES BLUE FINGERS STUDENT AWARD: The AES Student Award recognizes the most outstanding student paper submitted for the AES Annual Conference by a graduate student.  The award recipient will receive a complimentary conference registration* and financial support (up to $700) to attend the AES Annual Conference. The financial support can be used to cover transportation, hotel accommodation and meals. In order to their presentation considered for the AES ‘Blue Fingers’ Student Award, students should submit their abstracts to one the sessions organized by AES during the call for abstracts. The abstract can be submitted to an oral AES session or to the AES poster session. The submission process involves completing the below form and submitting with the following electronically to matt@aes.org

*The complimentary registration requires the awardee to volunteer for 4 hours during the conference.

Requirements:

  1. This form
  2. An abstract (350 word max) of the proposed presentation (oral or poster) for the AES conference.
  3. Two letters of nomination, one by the student’s mentor. An explanation of the inventive and creative contributions by the student to the work should be included.
  4. A copy of the candidate’s résumé.
  5. A copy of the candidate's graduate transcript.
  6. Copies of reprints and/or preprints of research accomplished.
  7. The recipients will be included as a speaker in the AES Lifetime Achievement Award Session
Blue Fingers Award Submissions must be completed by April 30

HOTEL, CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP REGISTRATION: Be sure to take advantage of the student rates for the conference, workshops and the hotel. Send an email to scix[at]scixconference[dot]org to obtain information on how to reserve a room at the conference student rate of $89 plus taxes.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS: We are looking for student volunteers to work at the SciX conference. In exchange for 4 hours of your time, you can receive a complimentary conference registration. If you are interested please email the SciX Office at lola[at]sciencemanagers[dot]com

FACSS WORKSHOPS: Student discount prices for workshops. Click here for a list of workshops.

EMPLOYMENT BUREAU: The Employment Bureau is a free service for all conferees.  The employment bureau will be located in the exhibit hall with space for posting job opportunities and a location for those looking for employment to leave their resumes. Be sure to bring several copies of your resume for potential employers to take with them.