General Information

  • Awarded to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences
  • Provide students with valuable feedback about presentation style and scientific research
  • Program relies entirely on volunteer judges
  • Typically the top 3-5% of presenters in each section/focus group are awarded an OSPA

2015 Joint Assembly Outstanding Student Paper Award Winners


  • Student first authors confirm participation online in March 2015
  • Liaisons are assigned to each session and help secure judges
  • Members sign up to judge specific students in the online system in March-April 2015
  • At Joint Assembly, students give oral presentations or remain by their poster during a session in order to explain their research to passersby
  • Judges are anonymous
  • Judges submit scores and feedback via the online system by 12 May 2015
  • All students are provided feedback and winners announced in late May 2015

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