MARGINS Prize for
Outstanding Student Presentations

MARGINS Events at AGU MARGINS-related Sessions

AGU 2007

San Francisco, December 10-14, 2007

Application Deadline: November 23, 2007

The MARGINS Office and Steering Committee are offering two $500 prizes for Outstanding Student Presentations on MARGINS-related science at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 10-14, 2007 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 (RCL), Seismogenic Zone (SEIZE), 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.

One prize will be awardded for Best Poster Presentation and one for Best Oral Presentation. The prizes highlight the important role of student research in accomplishing MARGINS science goals, and encourages cross-disciplinary input to the program. Any student, first authoring and presenting a poster or oral presentation is eligible. Students from the U.S. and internationally are encouraged to apply.

Student entrants are invited to display their poster or a summary of their talk at the MARGINS Student and Community Reception (6:00 PM, Monday, December 7; Yerba Buena Salon 7; San Francisco Marriott). Judges will be present and will evaluate the Poster entries at this Reception. The students are encouraged to use the reception as an opportunity to further share their results and interact with a wide spectrum of MARGINS scientists.

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 a pre-screening of entrants for relevance, and may be considered in the final choice of the 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, following AGU guidelines. All applications must be submitted by Friday, November 23, although earlier application would be greatly appreciated.

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


Student Prize Application Form
Application Deadline: Friday, November 23, 2007

Presentation Information Form
Submit this form only if your presentation information was not available when you initially 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 2006
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 Columbia University

Last updated Tuesday, December 4, 2007