A panel of judges drawn from the organizing committee will judge all student papers. First place winner will receive $500. The competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students. To be considered for this competition, the lead author must be a student, the student must present the
paper or poster at the conference, and a full paper must be written and submitted to the Conference Proceedings. The student lead author must be a U.S. citizen or a legal U.S. Permanent Resident.