We are pleased to present the submissions from our project undergraduate and graduate level students. The projects span a variety of topics and disciplines. We believe that effective science communication is more important now than it ever has been. We challenged our students to embrace #BetterPoster principles in creating their presentations.

Here are the guidelines that were given to the students: 

Students were strongly encouraged to present a physical #BetterPoster style poster during the conference to compete for travel awards and network with our external advisory board members. A template was provided.

First, Second, and Third Place winners were selected in both undergraduate and graduate categories. The winners were announced the morning of April 21, 2023 during the All-Hands Annual Meeting. All students who submitted presentations receive a certificate of completion, and the winners receive travel awards to present their work at relevant regional and national conferences.


2023 Winners

  • Grad 1st: Yatish Dubasi, UAF
  • Grad 2nd: Shantel Romer, UAF
  • Grad 3rd: Tie – Khoa Vo, UAF and Mayor Inna Gurunh, UALR

  • Undergrad 1st: Tie – Laasya Ravipati, UAF and Amy Hoang, UAF
  • Undergrad 2nd: Shi Yin Hong, UAF
  • Undergrad 3rd: Tie – Trace Freeman, UAF and Christian Young, SAU

How to Claim Your Prize!

For questions on how to redeem your prize, please contact Cathy Ma at the central office (cma@arkansasedc.com).

Graduate Students: Each student wins a travel award to attend the 2024 National NSF EPSCoR Annual Conference. The conference will take place TBD. Students should plant to present their poster during the conference poster session.

Undergraduate Students: Each student wins a travel award (1st place = $1,000; 2nd place = $750; 3rd place = $500) to attend and present their poster at a domestic conference of their choice. Students must file paperwork in advance with the central office.

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