MARGINS Prize for
Outstanding Student Presentation

AGU 2004

San Francisco, December 13-17, 2004
(The Application Deadline Has Passed)


The MARGINS Office and Steering Committee are offering a $1000 cash prize for the Outstanding Student Presentation on MARGINS-related science at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 13-17, 2004 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, first authoring and presenting a poster or oral presentation is eligible. Students from the U.S. and internationally 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, following AGU guidelines. All applications must be submitted by Monday, November 22, 2004, 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.

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

Application Form
Sorry, the application deadline has passed.

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

MARGINS Prize 2003
Get a look at our Winners from last year.

Good Luck!

Direct any inquiries about this contest or the application form to the MARGINS Office, phone (314) 935-9367.

Last updated Friday, January 14, 2005