In order to help identify outstanding work by SSA student members, the SSA Board initiated the Student Presentation Award. The award will be given for an excellent poster presentation or talk at each Annual Meeting. The award may be given to 0-15% of the presenting students at the meeting, based upon an absolute standard of excellence and criteria developed by the Student Presentation Subcommittee of the Honors Committee. At the time of the presentation each award winner must be registered as a student and also must be a Student Member of SSA in good standing. All student presenters will be considered eligible for the award. Students, to help identify yourself as an eligible student presenter, be sure to check the relevant box on your abstract submission for the Annual Meeting. Questions may be directed to Christopher DuRoss, Chair of the Student Presentation Award Subcommittee at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The SSA Student Presentation Awards recognize excellence in student poster presentations or talks at the annual meeting. The award is given to up to 15% of the number of students presenting at the annual meeting whose presentations meet absolute criteria that cover the quality of both content and presentation. The 2015 SSA Student Presentation Awards were given based on evaluation by the Student Award subcommittee, co-chaired by Chris DuRoss (USGS Denver) and Christine Powell (University of Memphis), who were assisted by dozens of evaluators among the conference attendees. From among a total of 147 student presentations evaluated at the 2015 SSA Annual Meeting in Pasadsena, California, the subcommittee chose the following 12 for recognition: