Don’t forget! If you indicated your interest in the Student Paper Evaluation during abstract submission, you need to confirm your participation by late November!

Fall Meeting Poster HallEligibility

  • Undergraduate, masters, or doctorate student presenting at OSM
  • Must be the lead author of the abstract presented
  • Not eligible: High school students and postdoctoral researchers


  • During the abstract submission process, students must request to be considered
  • Students cannot be added after the abstract submission deadline
  • Must confirm participation by late November.

Judging Process

All Presenters:

  • Evaluations largely focus on presentation skills. The scientific content is very important, but is not the focus.
  • Whether an oral session or a poster session, the presentation must be orally presented and explained by the student. The evaluation sheet is the same for both presentation types.
  • Do not change the title of your presentation after abstract submission. Evaluators may not be able to find your presentation.
  • Evaluators will remain anonymous, so you must give the same quality presentation to all who inquire about your poster or oral presentation.

Poster Presenters Only:Woman explaining her poster

  • You may not change the time period you selected to remain by your poster after the participation confirmation period has ended.
  • You may not leave your poster at any time during this 2-hour period.
  • It is recommended that students stay for the entirety of the session, but they must be present during their time slot.
  • Presentations will be evaluated by several judges; thus, if the student is not there, the judges will simply skip the student.
  • Be respectful of the judge’s time.
  • Give the same quality presentation to everyone who inquires about your work.

Judging Criteria

The presentation is as important as the science itself. The program encourages preparation and the clear, concise presentation of a student’s work. Judges provide feedback in the following areas. A more detailed rubric will be available prior to the meeting.

  • Primary strength
  • Primary weakness
  • Presentation
  • Content

Watch this video for presentation tips from judges in AGU’s sister program, the Outstanding Student Paper Award!


AGU recognizes that evaluation feedback is important for students to better their presentation skills. Sign back into the online system in March 2018 to view your feedback and evaluator comments.

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