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Abstracts Accepted for the Student Research Showcase

December 12, 2018

Student Research Showcase logoStudents can submit an abstract by February 22 for the 2019 Student Research Showcase, Sigma Xi’s online science communication competition. The seventh annual online competition will challenge high school through graduate school students to create a website containing a slideshow, video, and abstract about their research. 

The showcase accepts students with research projects in the following categories: agriculture, soil, and natural resources; anthropology; cell biology and biochemistry; chemistry; ecology and evolutionary biology; engineering; environmental sciences; geosciences; human behavioral and social sciences; math and computer science; microbiology and molecular biology; physics and astronomy; and physiology and immunology. 

Students whose abstracts are accepted must submit presentation websites and register by March 22, and judging will occur April 15–29. Judges will select the top presenters in the high school, undergraduate, and graduate divisions; each winner will receive awards up to $500. Judges will also select top presenters in each research category. A public vote will select one presentation for a $250 People’s Choice Award. All participants receive a certificate of participation. Sigma Xi members are invited to serve as judges. Participating students receive feedback from professional researchers. They also develop science communication skills by crafting pieces of their presentation for different audiences, from the technical to the nontechnical.

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