Tuesday, October 27, 2020

AOCS Student e-Poster Pitch Competition: New to the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

Awards | How to submit

Contributing to the endeavor of supporting students in the lipid science and oil technology fields, AOCS launches a Society-wide Student e-Poster Pitch Competition at the 2021 AOCS annual meeting

This new competition is designed to give student researchers an opportunity to highlight their achievements, demonstrate their ability in scientific presentations, and receive important feedback and mentoring from industry leaders. 

AOCS invites all student researchers to submit their e-poster abstract within any one of ten interest areas (Divisions):

  • Analytical
  • Biotechnology
  • Edible Applications Technology
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Industrial Oil Products
  • Lipid Oxidation and Quality
  • Phospholipid
  • Processing
  • Protein and Co-Products
  • Surfactants and Detergents

E-posters will be presented as a single page PDF with static text and images. Up to five finalists will be selected from each interest area to give a 5-minute oral presentation during the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. At the conclusion of each Division’s oral competition session, the viewing audience will be encouraged to vote for their favorite pitch!

All accepted poster abstracts, PDFs and live presentations will be available to all 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo attendees and the general public on the AOCS website(s).

Awards (per Division):

First place winners receive:
  • US $200 cash prize
  • Recognition certificate
  • 2022 AOCS student membership
  • Recognition in the AOCS Newsletter
  • Recognition in the applicable Division Newsletter

Second place winners receive:

  • US $100 cash prize
  • Recognition certificate
  • Recognition in the applicable Division Newsletter

This competition is made possible in part by the AOCS Foundation, which is dedicated to fostering programs that recognize student accomplishments.

How to submit 

Detailed instructions regarding abstract submission, selection criteria and more are available in the Guidelines & CadmiumCD User Guide (PDF). 

Students interested in participating in the e-poster pitch competition should submit a poster abstract by January 15, 2021. 

Submit today


If you have questions about the AOCS Student e-Poster Pitch Competition, please contact AOCS staff at meetings@aocs.org or +1 217-693-4831.

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