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Sign Up to Judge Student Posters at the AAS Winter Meeting

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:39

Since abstract scheduling notifications are being sent out the first week of November for the 229th AAS meeting in Grapevine, Texas, in January 2017, now is a great time to sign up to be a judge for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards. Winter meetings are always especially busy for our Chambliss competition, with more than 400 students entering this round – this means we’ll need more than 400 judges! Volunteers will be asked to evaluate no more than five undergraduate and/or graduate student posters according to defined criteria. You can find the Chambliss scoring rubrics, as well as the rules, on the Chambliss webpage.

Attention junior members: Advanced graduate students who have finished their coursework and are working on their dissertation research are eligible to judge undergraduate posters, as long they are not also entering the competition.

Student poster authors will sincerely appreciate your expertise in judging their work. Judging will occur on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 4–6 January 2017, during the morning coffee breaks and afternoon poster sessions.

You can easily sign up to volunteer by filling out the online Chambliss Judge Sign-Up Form. If you selected to be a Chambliss Judge while registering or submitting an abstract for the 229th meeting, you'll be receiving an email soon asking you to fill out this form, so why not take care of it now? The deadline to fill out the form is 17 November!

If you have any questions, please contact Gina Brissenden via email. Thank you in advance!

Gina Brissenden
Education & Outreach Coordinator
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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