Prizes & Awards

Student Presentation Awards

For several years the Texas Section has sponsored awards for outstanding presentation by both undergraduate and graduate students. The awards can be for presentation in a regular APS oral session or an APS poster session. The awards most recently have been $200, and typically about one award per seven presentations has been given. The award program is underwritten by the general operating fund of the Section but has benefited in the past by contributions from industry sponsors. Such contributions to the award program are always welcome.

Rules for Entering Undergraduate and Graduate Student Competition

(This should be read by both students and faculty who help students submit abstracts)

Prizes will be awarded for outstanding papers presented by undergraduate and graduate students in both oral and poster APS sessions at meetings of the Texas Section. In order to compete, the following must be done:

  1. The student must be the first author and presenter of the paper.
  2. At the bottom of the Abstract page, after the name and address of the submitting APS member, students must indicate either "Undergraduate Student Competition" or "Graduate Student Competition" as appropriate and list their name and mailing address. Or if submitting electronically, in the Special instructions line, enter either undergraduate or graduate as appropriate. This is very important, otherwise the organizers can not guess whether you are a student or whether you want to compete. Faculty: if you submit the abstract for the student, you should do this if you want to have your student judg ed in the competition.
  3. Students may compete in only one paper. In general only one APS abstract is accepted with the same first author.

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.