Poster Session Award Categories

  • Louis Pasteur award for most global impact – Louis Pasteur was a French biologist most known for his breakthroughs in the prevention of diseases through vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. This award goes to a student/postdoc who is making a global difference.
  • Ehrlich award for immunology applications – Paul Ehrlich was a German physician who discovered a cure for syphilis. This award goes to a student/postdoc who is using immunology to make improvements in health.
  • Ronald Fisher award for best experimental design – Ronald Fisher was a British statistician and geneticist known for inventing experimental design. This award goes to a student/postdoc who best allocated variables according to experimental design.
  • Double Helical award for best collaboration – A double helix is formed by double-stranded molecules. This award goes to a student/postdoc that best collaborated with others for their research.
  • Tony Stark award for best technology innovation – Tony Stark doubles as well-known superhero in the Iron Man movies. He is known for developing innovative technological devices to help him protect the world. This award goes to a student/who had groundbreaking advances in technology.
  • Einstein award for best use of physical principles – Albert Einstein was a German physicist known for developing the theory of relativity. This award goes to a student/postdoc who best utilized physical principles in their research.
  • Aristotle award for most transdisciplinary approach – Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist considered the father of western philosophy. This award goes to a student/who most used the context of real-world problems or themes in their research.
  • Marie Curie award for best use of chemistry – Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. This award goes to a student/postdoc who best utilized chemistry as a foundation of their research.
  • Call Me Hal award for best use of big data – HAL was the central computer on the spacecraft in the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In a conflict of wills, HAL flights the crew when they decide to disconnect him. This award goes to a student/postdoc who best utilized big data in their research.
  • Edwin Hubble award for best science research – Edwin Hubble was an American astronomer that played a crucial role in establishing observational cosmology and extragalactic astronomy. This award goes to those that incorporated the best science research.