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We Still Need More Student-Poster Judges for AAS 231

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 10:49

Chambliss Student Poster JudgingThe AAS Executive Office seeks additional members to judge posters for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards at the 231st AAS meeting near Washington, DC, in January 2018. Winter meetings are always especially busy for our Chambliss competition, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 students entering. This means we need about 400 judges — and while we have a lot already, we still need more. Volunteers will be asked to evaluate no more than about five undergraduate- and/or graduate-student posters according to defined criteria (see the Chambliss rules and scoring rubrics for details).

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 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9, 10, and 11 January 2018, respectively, during the morning (9:00 to 10:00 am) and afternoon (5:30 to 6:30 pm) poster sessions.

If you have not already registered for the meeting, you can easily volunteer to judge posters while registering online. If you’ve already registered or submitted an abstract and didn’t volunteer, it’s not too late! Just fill out our sign-up form or stop by the AAS booth in the Exhibit Hall. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email at


— Jake Noel-Storr, Chambliss Award Coordinator for #AAS231

Jacob Noel-Storr
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