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Virtual Poster Showcase

Virtual Poster Showcase

The Virtual Poster Showcase (“VPS”) is a guided peer-review process and online presentation competition for undergraduate and graduate students studying Earth and space science. VPS is a great way for students (at any level of experience) to hone the skills most important to succeeding in science …while still in school.
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Participating in Virtual Poster Showcase

Who can participate?

  • Undergraduate students (pursuing a bachelor’s, bachelor’s honors, or associate’s degree)
  • Graduate students (pursuing a master’s or Ph.D.)
  • Select high school students are also able to participate

What do you get from participating?

  • Students receive a citation for their abstract and a certificate of participation after completion of the showcase. Additionally, VPS abstracts will be included in AGI's GeoRef database.
  • The first prize winners of the graduate and undergraduate showcases will receive funding toward lodging and airfare as well as a complimentary registration for the 2019 Fall Meeting.

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Virtual Poster Showcase resources and guidelines

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Name Abstract submission Poster and video upload  Peer judging Expert judging
 Best-ranking poster announced
Undergraduate and graduate students
(Fall 2019)
27 June to 1 October 2019 27 June to 22 October 2019 23 October to 5 November 2019 6 to 19 November 2019 4 December 2019
Undergraduate and graduate students
(Spring 2020)
5 February to 3 March 2020 5 February to 24 March 2020 25 March to 7 April 2020 8 to 21 April 2020 29 April 2020

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Pranoti Asher

Manager, Higher Education

202.777.7522 | [email protected]