We are excited to showcase student research and provide fun social events during our virtual SciX 2020. We encourage you to plan attending future SciX conferences because there are even more ways we support students at an in-person meeting! How? Read more to find out!

SciX is a Great Deal for Students!

  • Volunteer opportunities to earn a free conference registration (for live SciX meetings)
  • Student conference and workshop rates
  • Access to all SciX networking events
  • Student Poster Awards sponsored by SAS and AES
  • SAS-sponsored Student Event, Member Event, and Awards Ceremony

Further details on these opportunities are listed below.


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 at the time of application. The award recipient needs to be an AES member will receive financial support ($100) to attend the AES Annual Conference. In order for their presentation to be considered for the AES ‘Blue Fingers’ Student Award, students should submit their abstract to the ePoster session of SciX during the open call for abstracts. When submitting their abstract students must select the option regarding participation in the student AES poster competition in order to be eligible. Please also send the the APPLICATION MATERIALS to AES. The AES section chairs will coordinate the judging of the submitted applications. The ePoster of the winning student will be featured on the AES website. 

For this year, as there is no travel required, SAS has decided to give undergraduate poster awards instead. 

SAS STUDENT POSTER AWARDS: A competition for students (SAS Members or Non-members) who are presenting authors at the SciX Conference and will be held and recognition for four outstanding posters will be given. All participating posters will be evaluated starting one week before the conference.  Contest finalists will be notified on the Friday before the conference and invited to an online panel interview on the Monday of the conference.  Winners will be announced during the conference. 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: or phone: 301-694-8122

More details are available on the Awards Page

SAS Undergraduate Poster Awards: In lieu of its annual travel grant, for 2020 SAS will be recognizing undergraduates for outstanding posters presented at SciX. Winners will receive a one-year membership (or membership extension, as appropriate) in SAS and a certificate. All undergraduate presenters will be considered for the award. 

Details on the 2021 Undergraduate Travel Grant can be found on the Awards Page.  SAS is cautiously optimistic that we will be able to resume the Undergraduate Student Travel Grant program in 2021.

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