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Needed: Judges for Student Posters at the Winter AAS Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:26

The AAS Executive Office is seeking members — several hundred! — to judge posters for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards at the 229th AAS meeting in Grapevine, Texas, in January 2017. Winter meetings are always especially busy for our Chambliss competition, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 students entering. This means we’ll need about 400 judges! Volunteers will be asked to evaluate no more than about 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 while registering for the meeting or submitting your own abstract. If you’ve already registered or submitted an abstract and didn’t volunteer, it’s not too late! Just contact me via email. Same goes if you have any questions.

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