MARGINS Prize for
Outstanding Student Presentation

AGU 2006

San Francisco, December 11-15, 2006

Applications Closed


The MARGINS Office and Steering Committee are offering a $1000 prize for the Outstanding Student Presentation on MARGINS-related science at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 11-15, 2006 in San Francisco.  

MARGINS is an NSF-supported organization that seeks to facilitate outstanding interdisciplinary research on continental margins, with a focus on Rupturing Continental Lithosphere (and birth of an ocean) (RCL), the Seismogenic Zone (SEIZE), sedimentation from Source-to-Sink (S2S), and the Subduction Factory (SF). All of the above initiatives are described in detail in our MARGINS Science Plans. A PDF file of the entire publication is available at the link below.

This prize is being awarded to highlight the important role of student research in accomplishing MARGINS science goals, and encourages cross-disciplinary input to the MARGINS program. Any student, authoring and then presenting a poster or oral presentation is eligible. Students from the U.S. and international community are encouraged to apply.

To be considered, students must apply via the MARGINS website, including a brief statement of how their research contributes to some aspect of the MARGINS Science Plans. This statement is important, as it may be used for pre-screening of entries for relevance, and may be considered in the final choice of winner. AGU presentations will be judged by present and past members of the MARGINS Steering committee, and scientists and educators in MARGINS-related fields. Presentations will be evaluated on content and presentation. All applications must be submitted by Friday, November 24, 2006, although earlier application would be greatly appreciated.

The winner and any honorable mentions will be notified after the AGU Fall Meeting, and will be highlighted in the MARGINS newsletter and on the MARGINS website.

Student prize entrants are invited to present their posters at the MARGINS Student and Community Reception, 6:00-9:00 pm, Tuesday, December 12, Salon 9, San Francisco Marriot.  This informal event is an additional opportunity to present student research to MARGINS Prize judges, members of the MARGINS Steering Committee and others who study continental margins. Students entering an oral presentation are welcome to bring a related poster for the reception, but should notify the MARGINS Office in advance to ensure adequate display space.

Student Prize Application Form
Application Deadline: November 24 (Applications Closed)

Presentation Information Form
Submit this form only if your presentation information was not available when you intially applied.

MARGINS Science Plans
Download a PDF file of the entire MARGINS Science Plans.

Suggestions for an Effective Presentation
What our Judges will be looking for. (PDF)

MARGINS Prize 2005
MARGINS Prize 2004
MARGINS Prize 2003
Get a look at our winners from previous years.

Samples of past winner and honorable mention presentations

Good Luck!

Direct any inquiries about this contest or the application form to the MARGINS Office, phone (617) 358-4624.

MARGINS is an NSF funded program

The MARGINS Office is hosted by Boston University

Last updated Tuesday, April 24, 2007