OUTSTANDING STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARDS (OSPA

Outstanding Student Presentation Awards (OSPA)

Competition Overview

The OSPA program provides student presenters (poster, oral and iPoster) at AGU meetings the opportunity to receive valuable feedback about their research and presentation skills that will help them advance their careers. Presentations are reviewed and scored entirely by volunteer judges.

OSPAs are awarded to promote, recognize, and reward undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD students for quality research in Earth and space science and the ability to effectively communicate it. AGU Sections recruit judges to assess and score the presentations of students who have opted to participate in the program.

OSPA STUDENT PRESENTERS

Login below to confirm your presentation details. The deadline for participating in OSPA as a presenter was 18 October 2022. AGU cannot accept any additional OSPA presenters for the 2022 AGU Fall Meeting.

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COORDINATORS & LIAISONS

Login to the judging portal below.

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JUDGES

VOLUNTEER TO JUDGE: AGU needs volunteer judges to evaluate student presentations. Learn more about the judging process here and access the judging portal below.  

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How it works

If a meeting is hosting Outstanding Student Presentation Awards, students presenting their research at that meeting are eligible to participate. Specific deadlines will vary by meeting. The general timeline and steps are:

  • 1
    Students are no longer required to indicate interest during the abstract submission process in order to participate as a student presenter.
  • 2
    Students confirm participation by about six weeks prior to the meeting (the abstract acceptance email with contain the direct link for student presenters).
  • 3
    Liaisons are assigned to each session by the session convener to help secure judges.
  • 4
    AGU members sign up to judge student presentations in the online system around two to four weeks before the meeting.
  • 5
    At the meeting, students give presentations and anonymous judges assess their presentation skills.
  • 6
    Judges submit scores and feedback via the OSPA judge portal roughly one week after the meeting.
  • 7
    All participating students are provided feedback  and winners announced about four - six weeks after the meeting.
  • 8
    Recognition certificates and, in some cases, prizes are awarded.

Information on OSPA participation

OSPA participation

Congratulations to the 2021 OSPA Winners!

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Click below to view the 2021 OSPA winners and winners from previous years. 

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Contacts

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General questions

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