Outstanding Student Presentation Awards (OSPA)
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.
COORDINATORS & LIAISONS
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VOLUNTEER TO JUDGE: AGU needs volunteer judges to evaluate student presentations. Learn more about the judging process here and access the judging portal below.
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:
1Students are no longer required to indicate interest during the abstract submission process in order to participate as a student presenter.
2Students confirm participation by about six weeks prior to the meeting (the abstract acceptance email with contain the direct link for student presenters).
3Liaisons are assigned to each session by the session convener to help secure judges.
4AGU members sign up to judge student presentations in the online system around two to four weeks before the meeting.
5At the meeting, students give presentations and anonymous judges assess their presentation skills.
6Judges submit scores and feedback via the OSPA judge portal roughly one week after the meeting.
7All participating students are provided feedback and winners announced about four - six weeks after the meeting.
8Recognition certificates and, in some cases, prizes are awarded.
Information on OSPA participation
Judges – AGU needs experienced volunteer judges to help rate the students on their presentation skills
Liaisons – Liaisons play a critical role in the OSPA process. They are designated by the session convener in order to ensure all students who wish to be considered for an OSPA are evaluated.
Students –You are eligible to participate if you are an AGU student member pursuing an undergraduate, masters, or doctorate degree and presenting your research at a meeting hosting an OSPA.
Coordinators – Section leaders designate at least two OSPA coordinators each year to encourage volunteers to participate as OSPA judges during Fall Meeting.