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Allen-Abrahamson Award
Student Poster Competition - Call for submissions



To provide meaningful feedback, completed judging forms will be mailed to student competitors within a few weeks after the meeting.

Participants should download and submit NAFIWC 2006 Student Poster Blank Form to Lynne Rieske-Kinney.

NAFIWC 2006 Student Poster Competition Description (.doc format)
NAFIWC 2006 Student Poster Blank Form(.doc format)


The Allen-Abrahamson Award is being offered in recognition of the contributions to forest entomology of Dr. Douglas C. Allen (Distinguished Service Professor) SUNY-ESF and Dr. Lawrence P. Abrahamson ( Senior Research Associate) SUNY-ESF and to acknowledge their vision for a NAFIWC.


Submit your poster presentation for the NAFIWC Student Competition. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to enter the Student Poster Competition. Posters will be separated for competition into two degree categories: 1) PhD, and 2) Master’s and undergraduate degrees (MS).


Posters will be displayed Tuesday through Thursday (May 23-25), and posters in the Graduate Student Competition must be in place no later than Tuesday at noon. Students are required to be present during judging, which will occur Wednesday afternoon, 5-6 pm.


Poster boards are approximately 1.2 m wide x 1.2 m tall (4ft x 4ft). Presenters should supply their own Pushpins and Velcro. Presentations in the Student Poster Competition may not use audio.

Submission :


Submit your poster presentation for the NAFIWC Student Competition no later than April 21, 2006. Submission forms (attached) include an Abstract of 200 words or less. Completed forms should be submitted electronically to lrieske@uky.edu.

Judging :

Three volunteer judges will evaluate each competing poster. Judges are non-student attendees of the conference. All judges will use the same standardized form to evaluate all student poster presentations. Depending on the number of submissions, posters may be grouped into general sessions containing 6-12 submissions. Students compete only against the students in their session. Students should keep in mind the diverse backgrounds of the judges when developing their posters.

Awards :


: The Allen-Abrahamson Award is a prestigious addition to a student’s CV. Winners will be announced at close of the Panel Discussion on Thursday, May 25, where winning posters will be displayed. First and second place winners will be honored with a Plaque and Cash prize. Abstracts of the winning presentations will be posted on the NAFIWC web site.

Eligibility :

Student competition presentations may have co-authors, but the student should be the principal creator of the poster presentation, and should have made a significant contribution to the work presented. You must be registered and attend the meeting to compete. A student is eligible to compete while officially enrolled as a student and for a period extending 12 months after graduation.


Robert N. Coulson
   Texas A&M University

  Contact for Program
    Kier Klepzig
    USDA Forest Service

Fred Hain
   N.C State University

Rusty Rhea
   John Nowak
   USDA Forest Service


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