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Student Research Competition

Call for Posters and Participation in Darwin Day 2012 Student Research Competition

Submission deadline: February 1, 2012

Notification deadline: February 2, 2012.

Darwin Day Conference is a multi-disciplinary scientific conference that aims to further our understanding of evolution, explore advances in the field of evolutionary science, and promote collaborations between various scientific disciplines in fostering our understanding of the world and the place of human beings in it.

Darwin Day Conference is announcing a call for student research poster submissions. The poster session is intended to showcase student work in the fields of general biology, geology, anthropology, paleontology, evolutionary biology, biochemistry, mathematics, computational biology, and other related disciplines. Poster presentations will take place Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the EIT Building at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as a special conference session.

Eligibility Requirements:

High school, undergraduate, and graduate student research is eligible with student status as of January 15, 2012

General Submission Requirements:

All poster participants must submit the following information:
• The title of the poster and a list of author names, affiliations, and the name of the academic advisor.
• An abstract of up to 500 words describing the research problem, motivation and background, techniques and results, and the prospect for clearly and concisely conveying the work in a poster format.

Click Here to fill out registration form on-line

Student Research Competition:

A panel of experts will evaluate the submissions based on novelty of approach, research methods, significance of contribution, and quality of work. A panel of judges will select a number of finalists from the poster session, who will be invited to the presentation session at the conference.


The top 3 winners will receive the following prizes:
Monetary prizes of $250, $150, and $100, respectively.
Winners will also receive free admission to the Conference Reception and will have an opportunity to meet with Dr. Kevin Padian.
Winners' names & abstracts will be posted on Arkansas Darwin Day web site.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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