Posters & Presentations
Graduate Student Poster Review Competition
Review Criteria for Poster Competition
- Written Presentation of poster: Abstract
- Does the submitted abstract provide sufficient context and use appropriate language to make their project understandable and interesting to an educated audience outside of their field of study?
- Does the submitted abstract communicate relevance to SRP goals/mandates; relevance to stakeholders such as EPA, ATSDR, Communities, or other end-users?
- Is there excessive use of jargon or complex vocabulary without adequate explanation?
- Oral Presentation of poster: Plain Language
- Was the student able to communicate their message clearly and succinctly — in less than 5 minutes?
- Did they provide sufficient context and use appropriate language to make their project understandable and interesting to an educated audience outside of their field of study?
- Oral Presentation of poster: Relevance of Research
- Did the student demonstrate and clearly communicate an understanding of the study’s relevance to SRP goals and stakeholders such as the EPA Superfund program and ATSDR?
- Did the student convince you the project was important?
- Oral Presentation of poster: Knowledge
- Did the student demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their topic in discussion and the ability to answer questions?
- Did the student demonstrate the ability to think beyond the work presented?
- Poster Appearance: Effective Communication of Conclusions
- Is poster logically organized and visually appealing?
- Do the graphics (tables, charts, photos, etc.) support the hypothesis/data and add clarity to the overall presentation?
Selection Criteria for Oral Presentation
The Scientific Planning Committee will choose from among submitted abstracts to fill a limited number of oral presentation slots for the SRP Annual Meeting. The criteria for selection include the following:
- Technical quality
- Relevance to (a) the goals and mandates of the Superfund Research Program and (b) SRP stakeholders such as EPA/ATSDR/states and communities
- Ability to be grouped with invited speakers and other submitted abstracts to form coherent, multidisciplinary sessions. Focus areas already identified by the program committee include: methods to identify interactions among environmental exposures, human diversity and disease; elemental biogeochemical cycling (e.g., arsenic, mercury), bioaccumulation, and related health outcomes; and transport, remediation and effects of perfluoroalkyl substances. Additional focus areas of current interest to the Superfund research community will be identified based on abstracts received
- Level of collaboration across disciplines
We plan to accept as many of the poster abstracts for presentation as space allows with priority placed on abstracts from Masters and PhD-level graduate trainees that are not accepted for Oral Presentations (these will automatically be considered for the trainee poster competition).