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Jun 26, 2016 3:36 EST

AMSA Conference Student Awards – outstanding student presentations and posters are recognised through a number of sponsored prizes

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 26, 2016

AMSA Conference Student Awards

 

 

Summary

At each annual AMSA conference, outstanding student presentations and posters are recognised through a number of sponsored prizes that include:
  • Ron Kenny (Paper and Poster)
  • Peter Holloway Physical Oceanography (Paper)
  • Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation (Poster)
  • Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) (Paper and Poster)
  • Ernest Hodgkin Estuary Research Award (Paper or Poster)
  • Victorian Marine Science Consortium (Paper or Poster)
See rules for details.
 
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Prize

Peter Holloway Oceanography Prize

The prize, originating in 2002, is awarded to the best full-length student oral presentation related to Oceanography. This prize is partly funded by interest on funds donated to AMSA by the Australian Physical Oceanography Division of AMSA when it ceased to function as a separate entity in mid 2002, and from the Peter Holloway Memorial Symposium at AMSA2004 in Hobart. Peter Holloway was a highly distinguished, physical oceanographer, internationally recognized for his contribution to the observation, theory and numerical modeling of internal waves (Obituary from Marine and Freshwater Research and Obituary from EOS).

Amount Ranking Vote Type
$600 1 Judge

Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation Prize

The Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation (SWRRFI) has made a commitment to support the annual AMSA conference by donating a prize for the Best Student Poster in the area of Science and Conservation of Marine Vertebrates. The winning student must agree to their poster to be included as an insert in the annual SWRRFI newsletter which is distributed to the scientific, zoological, education, corporate and general communities both nationally and internationally. The SWRRFI Committee and Sea World are pleased to be able to offer financial support to students through this forum and look forward to a rewarding association with AMSA and its members.

Amount Ranking Vote Type
$1000 1 Judge

Ernest Hodgkin Estuary Research Award

Donated by The Committee of the Ernest Hodgkin Trust for Estuary Education and Research, this prize is to be awarded annually for the best student presentation on research that will facilitate a greater understanding of estuarine processes and management.

Amount Ranking Vote Type
$300 1 Judge

Victorian Marine Science Consortium

The Victorian Marine Science Consortium (VMSC) is a consortium of five Victorian tertiary institutions (Deakin University, Monash University, RMIT University, The University of Melbourne and Victoria University), together with CSIRO, EPA Victoria, and the State Government’s Marine and Freshwater Fisheries Research Institute (MAFFRI). VMSC operates marine teaching and research laboratories at Queenscliff, on the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, a large embayment on the southeast coast of Australia. The VMSC facilities are available through negotiation to anyone with an interest in marine science. The VMSC Management Committee aim to provide encouragement to young scientists and have sponsored an annual student prize for best presentation on temperate marine sciences made at the AMSA annual conference.

Amount Ranking Vote Type
$500 1 Judge

The Ron Kenny Student Presentation Prize

The Ron Kenny Student Presentation Prize for the best full-length oral presentation of research results. The prizes are named in honour of Assoc. Prof. Ron Kenny, a foundation member of the Association and editor of its Bulletin for nine years until his death in August 1987. The purpose of the prizes is to reward excellence in scientific work by students in any field of marine science, and to encourage a high standard of scientific communication. The prizes are provided by a special Trust Fund maintained by AMSA, and are the Association’s major form of recognition and encouragement of student effort.

Amount Ranking Vote Type
$750 1 Judge

The Ron Kenny Student Poster Prize

The Ron Kenny Student Poster Prize for the best poster presentation of research results. The prizes are named in honour of Assoc. Prof. Ron Kenny, a foundation member of the Association and editor of its Bulletin for nine years until his death in August 1987. The purpose of the prizes is to reward excellence in scientific work by students in any field of marine science, and to encourage a high standard of scientific communication. The prizes are provided by a special Trust Fund maintained by AMSA, and are the Association’s major form of recognition and encouragement of student effort.

Amount Ranking Vote Type
$500 1 Judge

FRDC Presentation Prize

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) student prize was first awarded in 2002. FRDC student prizes are supported by funding from the FRDC on behalf of the Australian Government. The FRDC sponsored prizes are to be given to any category of student presenting within one year of completing their respective study course. The subject matter of the talk must be consistent with Programs 1 or 2 of FRDC’s Research and Development Plan, namely Natural Resources Sustainability and Industry Development. If no suitable winners are identified, a prize will be withheld. As a condition of acceptance of this prize, FRDC is to be provided with profiles, photos and write-ups of the prize-winners and their research for consideration for publication in FRDC’s regular newsletter, or social media.

Amount Ranking Vote Type
$1200 1 Judge

FRDC Poster Prize

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) student prize was first awarded in 2002. FRDC student prizes are supported by funding from the FRDC on behalf of the Australian Government. The FRDC sponsored prizes are to be given to any category of student presenting within one year of completing their respective study course. The subject matter of the poster must be consistent with Programs 1 or 2 of FRDC’s Research and Development Plan, namely Natural Resources Sustainability and Industry Development. If no suitable winners are identified, a prize will be withheld. As a condition of acceptance of this prize, FRDC is to be provided with profiles, photos and write-ups of the prize-winners and their research for consideration for publication in FRDC’s regular newsletter, or social media.

Amount Ranking Vote Type
$800 1 Judge
 

Rules

Award Rules – these rules apply to the award of all AMSA Student Prizes
 
1. The Presentation and Poster Prize awards shall be decided by AMSA Council or its appointed Committee. If there are more than five suitable entries in either category, a second prize of such amount as decided by Council may be awarded in that category. A written citation will accompany each prize;
2. The prizes shall be awarded on the determination of a Prizes Committee appointed by the Council of the Association, representing both the Council and the Conference Organising Committee. The decision of the Prizes Committee shall be final;
3. The Prizes Committee, noting the dual objectives of recognising and encouraging student effort, may take the age and experience of students into account in reaching its decision;
4. In judging the oral presentation, the Prizes Committee shall consider clarity of expression, originality, the standard of the scientific contribution, and the presentation (including the ability to stay within the allotted time);
5. Oral presentation and posters may include review of expository materials, progress reports, or substantive research results;
6. In judging the posters, the Prizes Committee shall consider effective use of the poster medium to communicate information, originality and standard of the scientific contribution. Expensive, high-quality graphics and photographs provided by institutions or external agencies will not be a major consideration;
7. Council reserves the right not to award the prizes, or to award only the first prize in each case, if it deems that entries are not of sufficient calibre;
8. A brief personal profile and a photograph of the winner are to be submitted by each prizewinner to the Bulletin Editor by the end of the month in which the conference is held for publication in the AMSA Bulletin.
 
 
 

FAQ

Judging Criteria for Presentations
 
The scoring includes five categories each worth 2 points for a score out of 10.
 
The categories are:
1.     Organisation, Layout and Flow:
 a.     Assessment of clarity of the talk outline
 b.     Does it have a clear Introduction, methods, results and discussion?
 c.     Does it have a clear and string conclusion?
2.     Content:
 a.     Assessment of scientific merit
 b.     Is it advancing the scientific field it relates to?
 c.     Is there a logical progression of and/or application of methods described?
 d.     Do they demonstrate a high level of knowledge?
3.     Presentation style:
 a.     Assessment of clarity and speed of delivery
 b.     Do they manage their time well?
 c.     Do they engage the audience?
 d.     Do they demonstrate confidence and enthusiasm?
4.     Visual aids:
 a.     Assessment of relevance, clarity and appropriate use of visual aids.
 b.     Did visual aids enhance the talk?
5.     Questions:
 a .     Were questions answered well, providing both informative and concise responses?
 
 
 

Organisers

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Contact Information:

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