Registration and Event Details

If you’re an undergraduate student, plan on attending this social and scientific mixer! Come meet other undergraduates and learn about their research projects. For undergraduate students who will be presenting during the standard scientific sessions, the mixer provides an opportunity to hone presentation skills before the general poster session begin. Undergraduates listed as co-authors on posters are welcome to practice their poster presentation skills in a less formal setting, even if not listed as the presenting author. Additionally, undergrads presenting as first or second author on a poster may participate in the Undergraduate Poster Award Competition and be recognized for their work. Three students will be selected for a $100 award and recognized by the BPS meeting attendees prior to the 2018 National Lecture. 

Undergraduate Poster Award Competition Details

In order to recognize the increasingly high quality of undergraduate research and to encourage further participation of undergraduates within the Biophysical Society and during the Annual Meeting, the Society will award and recognize three outstanding students who give the best overall poster presentations during the Undergraduate Mixer & Undergraduate Poster Award Competition at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 3–5 pm.

Students will be judged on the quality and scientific merit of their research, knowledge of the research problem, contribution to the project, and overall presentation of the poster. Judges will be looking for students to present a clearly stated question, hypothesis, results and conclusions.

To participate in the Undergraduate Poster Award Competition, the following rules apply:

• The student must be a member of the Biophysical Society with 2018 dues paid.
• The student must be either the first or second author on the poster being presented, with an abstract submitted to the Annual Meeting.
• The student must present the poster during the Undergraduate Mixer and Poster Award Competition

Please note that students who wish to compete using the same poster must be a first or second author on the poster, enter as an individual, and have their own copy of the poster to present to the judges (sharing a single poster will not be allowed in the competition). Students will also be expected to describe their specific role and contribution to the project. 

* 1. Contact Information

* 2. Institution

* 3. Department

* 4. Year

* 5. Poster Title

* 6. Major

* 7. Adviser/Mentor's Name

* 8. Adviser/Mentor's Email

* 9. Do you want to compete in the Undergraduate Poster Award Competition?

* 10. Please type or copy your full abstract below including title, list of authors, and their affiliations.

* 11. Briefly describe your contribution to the work that is presented

* 12. Are you a first or second author?

* 13. Annual Meeting Abstract Number

* 14. Are you a member of the Biophysical Society with 2018 dues paid?