The AACCI Manhattan Section inspired and has maintained the successful AACCI Student Travel Award program. This program ensures a highly valuable experience and critical visibility at our annual meetings for students and can be the inspiration for developing a lifelong career in our science.
Last year, more than 70 students received travel awards from the Manahttan Section with funding support from donors!
Now students can apply for an AACCI Student Travel Award as part of the annual meeting abstract submission process. A simple check box has been added to the AACCI Annual Meeting abstract submission form (form opens March 1, 2013). Students who select the travel award option will automatically have their details submitted as a 2013 travel award application. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements for consideration. (Applicants must be an AACCI student member, submit an accepted abstract, register, and present a poster or oral session during the 2013 annual meeting to be eligible.) Awardees will be notified prior to the meeting and will receive their award check at the meeting. Students, make sure to apply when you submit your meeting abstract!
Student Paper/Poster Award Opportunities
Best Student Poster Award
Three cash awards will be awarded to students with best posters that have to do with Eastern Soft Wheat at the 2013 AACCI Annual Meeting. Members from the Cincinnati Section will judge the posters that fall into this category at the annual meeting. The three cash awards are $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $100 for third place.
Carbohydrate Division/Megazyme Award
The Division selects two best carbohydrate paper presented by a student at the annual meeting each year. The following year, an engraved plaque and up to three honorariums are given to outstanding oral/poster presentation in carbohydrate research based on the following criteria:
- Scientific Content (70%): it includes Abstract (15%), Content (45%) and Innovation (10%)
- Poster Display/Slide Presentation (30%): it includes Organization (15%) and Figures & Tables (15%)
Best Student Paper Award
The Engineering and Processing Division sponsors a Best Student Paper Competition during the AACCI Annual Meeting. Students should submit annual meeting abstracts by the April 15th deadline and mark the appropriate check-box (E&P Division student paper competition) to be considered. Abstracts will be screened and 4-5 finalists selected who will be judged during their presentation (oral/ poster) in conference. Finalists are required to attend the Engineering and Processing Division luncheon meeting at the AACCI Annual Meeting.
Best Student Paper and Best Student Poster Award
The Division selects the best protein chemistry papers presented by a student at the AACCI Annual Meeting each year. The Protein Division Best Student Paper Awards consists of an engraved plaque, an honorarium, and recognition at the annual meeting. The Best Student Poster Award consists of an engraved plaque, an honorarium, and recognition at the annual meeting.
Isydore Hlynka Best Student Paper Award
The Division selects the best rheology paper presented by a student at the AACCI annual meeting each year. The following year, the Isydore Hlynka Best Student Paper Award is presented to the student at the Rheology Division Luncheon. The award is presented to the student at the Rheology Division Luncheon. The award consists of an engraved plaque with a $300 honorarium, and also recognition at the meeting. As criteria for this award, the Rheology Division looks to select papers which apply rheological methods, models and/or techniques to investigate problems and provide insights within the world of cereal science. In addition to the content of the paper itself, the presentation of the paper by the student is also used as criteria to judge a winner. The presentation should include a good synopsis of the work done, a statement of the problem and rheological techniques/models used to investigate the problem, and a brief summary of the outcome and how the rheological methods used contributed to a better understanding of, or solution to the problem, or why they did not. Also, how the student handles questions that arise from the presentation or the poster is considered. In years in which no qualifying papers are submitted, the award is not given.