A primary objective of The Coastal Society is to further the education, training and careers of students, including supporting opportunities for students to present emerging concepts and enrich the coastal community’s collective knowledge at the Coastal Zone and TCS biennial conferences, among other meetings. At each TCS conference, student awards are given as a means of acknowledging the best student paper, poster and presentation. At the TCS 22 conference, which will be held June 13-16, 2010 in Wilmington, NC, three student awards will once again be presented: the Thomas E. Bigford Student Awards (for paper and poster) and the Sea Grant Association Award.
Thomas E. Bigford Awards
Award for Best Student Paper and Award for Best Student Poster
Award: $350 cash awards and plaques
Eligibility: Presently matriculated graduate students and law students
Conditions: Students must make an oral or poster presentation, and paper or abstract must be published in TCS 22 Proceedings.
Sea Grant Association Award
Award for Best Student Paper or Best Student Poster
Award: $350 cash award and plaque
Eligibility: Presently matriculated graduate students and law students presenting marine or Great Lakes research
Conditions: Student must make oral or poster presentation and paper or abstract must be published in TCS 22 Proceedings. If research is Sea Grant funded, appropriate acknowledgment of that support is required.
* Originality / creativity of the research
* Quality / rigor of the research
* Contribution towards a broader understanding of a coastal issue
* Clarity / quality of the published paper or abstract
* Quality of oral presentation of paper or abstract
* Quality of communication of poster
**Note on Co-authored Papers: Co-authored papers are acceptable, provided that the student applying for the award is the primary author.**
Please contact TCS 22 Student Awards Committee Chair Paul Ticco at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you wish to wish to be considered for an award. Please include your name, affiliation, mailing address, phone number and fax number and name of your paper / abstract or poster. In addition, please supply a letter from your advisor stating that the work reported on is exclusively or largely that of the student's, and that it was performed while matriculated in a degree program.
The deadline to contact Dr. Ticco that you wish to be considered for an award is Sunday, June 13 at 6 pm ET.