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Eligible posters must be included in the Sci-Mix at national ACS meetings (see below for details)

The POLY Outstanding Poster Award (sponsored by Cambridge University Press) was established to increase the importance and visibility of posters being presented at ACS National Meetings in the POLY section. It is recognized that a great deal of work goes into preparing and presenting a high quality poster. Cambridge University Press and POLY wish to acknowledge and reward such efforts. The award is presented at the POLY/PMSE award event on Wednesday evening of national ACS meetings. Up to 4 awards may be made at each meeting.

Award: Awardees will  receive a certificate and $250. The award shall be granted to an individual without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Eligibility: Poster presenters must be current PhD students, postdocs, or industrial scientists at equivalent levels. To be eligible for the award, select “Consider for Sci-Mix” during abstract submission through the MAPS system. Sci-Mix is a meeting-wide poster event held Monday and includes posters from all divisions; presenters participate in Sci-Mix in addition to the poster session in their division.  Alternatively, symposia organizers may nominate “best posters” from those submitted to be included in Sci-Mix, at discretion of organizers (and not to exceed 10% of all poster submissions). Eligible posters will then be judged during the Sci-Mix poster session at the national ACS meeting. Winners selected based on their contribution to the work, the quality and impact of their research, and their poster presentation, and communication skills.

2018 Spring Yuwei Gu – MIT
Chad Gilmer – University of Iowa
2017 Fall Cheng Fang
Phillip Pickett
Mingtao Chen
2017 Spring Allegra Liberman-Martin
Xiao Song Can
2016 Fall Jacob N. Lockhart
Crystal Niermann
Mitra Ganewatta
2016 Spring Jawaher Alfurhood
April Fogel
Neil Dolinski
Travor Schumacher
2015 Fall Ben Cherniawski
Kevin Drummey
John Fennell
2015 Spring Dahlia Amato
Nicholas Godman
2014 Fall Patrizia P. Smith
Jamie M. Messman
2014 Spring Amanda Cain
Keith Johnson
2013 Fall E. Barrios
N. Stebbins

For more information about award winners:

POLY Outstanding Poster Awards- Past Winners 2013-2022

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