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Best Presentation Awards

Presentations are judged on the:

  • scientific content based on the articulation of the problem, soundness of hypothesis testing, methodology, and analyses
  • oral and visual quality of the delivery
  • demonstration of confidence and depth of understanding of the material.

Oral Presentations

A panel of judges evaluate each speaker and determine a winner for the best oral presentation.

The winner of this award is announced following the Colloquium and receives a personalized certificate of recognition and a cash award (sponsored by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society).


2018 Best Oral Presentations

First Place: Teresa Popp,"Relationship Between Temperature Trends and the Temporal Changes in the Larval Recruitment of a Non-Native Crustacean Along the Leading Edge of its Range"

Second Place: Alina Hall, "A Lipidomic Approach to Identifying Immune Response in Cetacean Skin to the Attachment of the Tassel Barnacle, Xenobalanus globiciptis"

Poster Presentations

A panel of judges evaluate each speaker and determine a winner for the best poster presentation.

The winner of this award is announced following the Colloquium and receives a personalized certificate of recognition.

2018 Best Poster Presentations

First Place: Sarah Zuidema, "Relating Shrimp Black Gill and Parasite Infections to Population Energetics of White Shrimp Litopenaeus setiferus"

Second Place: Jessica Karan, "Captive Populations as a Tool for Wildlife Research: Non-Invasive Methods Assess the Stress Hormones and Condition of Gentoo Penguins in Vastly Different Environments"