Poster Competition Information for Students

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition in Washington, DC! 

Undergraduate students who are the first author of an abstract submitted to an ASBMB topic category by the November 8th deadline will receive an email invitation in January 2011 to participate in the 15th Annual ASBMB Undergraduate Student Research Poster Competition on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. 

Prizes (cash) will be awarded to students making the best poster presentations at the competition. 

The competition is a great opportunity to meet fellow undergraduate attendees and make friends and contacts before the meeting even starts. 

Graduate Program Sponsors will be on hand to share information about exciting graduate school opportunities and to hand out cool stuff.  Be sure to visit with them during the networking refreshment break.

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Poster Competition Rules

1) Posters must remain on display for the entirety of the scheduled competition. 

2) Participants must be present for the entirety of the scheduled competition and actively participate even when not manning/presenting his/her poster.  You can view and ask questions about other students' posters and visit with graduate program representatives when you are not manning your poster. 

3) Poster manning times and poster board numbers will be assigned at check the day of the competition. 

4) First author status must be identified as an 'Undergraduate Student."  Only the first author can participate.  NO ‘co-first authors’ permitted.

5) Abstracts must be submitted to an ASBMB topic category, those with a 2,000 series number and ASBMB designation.  View the list of 2011 ASBMB Topic Categories  If you need to edit your topic category selection, you may do so until the November 8 deadline by logging into the abstract site as a returning user.  Be sure to follow all system prompts to completely save any changes. 

6) Abstracts submitted to other societies’ topic categories are not eligible to participate in this competition. 

7) Abstracts must be ‘successfully submitted,’ by the Abstract Submission Deadline. ‘Incomplete’ and ‘pending’ status abstracts will not be invited or programmed for presentation. 

8) Late-Breaking abstracts cannot be included as part of the poster competition.  Undergraduate authors of late-breaking abstracts are welcome to attend the event, but cannot compete/present.   

9) Participant must be an undergraduate. (December, 2010 and Spring 2011 graduates are eligible to participate in the 2011 Competition.) 

IMPORTANT: All poster competition participants will present the same poster two times during the 2011 ASBMB Annual Meeting: 1) Poster Competition on Saturday, and 2) Main EB Meeting (April 10-12). The exact day and time of your second poster presentation will be emailed to you in early February. 

Meeting Registration

Undergraduate students receive free meeting registration available on-site only. 

To avoid delays, plan to arrive at the Experimental Biology main registration area in the Convention Center lobby early on Saturday morning (beginning at 7:00 AM). 

IMPORTANT: Participants should consider airline schedules to insure an on time arrival for the Poster Competition. 

Awards Presentation

Awards will be presented in a ceremony scheduled on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at the ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education Lecture, beginning at 12:30 PM. 

Some posters will unavoidably be scheduled for presentation during the main meeting in conflict with the Awards Ceremony.  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.  All poster competition participants, not scheduled to present their posters in the main meeting during this time, and their mentors are expected to attend. 


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