Friendly reminder:

Nominations for the CAST Director's Student Presentation Awards are due this Wednesday, 25 April.

On 26 Mar 2018, at 12:19, Misener, Ruth <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

Dear colleagues,

CAST Director's Student Presentation Awards (short version)

  *   Nomination packets are due 25 April to Ruth Misener ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>);
  *   The award is no longer a travel award.

CAST Director's Student Presentation Awards (long version)

The CAST Division calls for student presentation award nominations. Eight students will be selected as finalists to present a research paper during the AIChE Annual meeting. All finalists will be invited to the CAST Division dinner for recognition. The award winners will be announced at the same dinner.

Presentation award winners will be honored with a Presentation Award plaque and a monetary prize recognizing their accomplishment. The students may receive the plaque and check at the CAST Award Dinner the following AIChE Annual Meeting or by mail. Typical amounts for the monetary prize may be:

  *   1st Place: $1500,
  *   2nd Place: $500,
  *   3rd Place: $200,

although these amounts may change at the CAST Directors’ discretion.

To be eligible, the student must be an AIChE member and present a paper at the Annual Meeting in a CAST sponsored (or co-sponsored) session. The student’s research advisor should make the award nomination. Each advisor may nominate only one student and only CAST Division members can nominate students. Students can be Presentation Award Finalists only once during the course of their studies. The nomination package, in the form of a single PDF file, should include:

  1.  The presentation abstract.
  2.  A single page resume, highlighting the student's accomplishments.
  3.  A single page recommendation letter from the faculty advisor.
  4.  A statement stating the student will be presenting this paper if accepted.

The following additional requirements apply:

  *   The candidate must be an undergraduate or graduate student when the abstract was submitted; 

  *   The candidate must submit the abstract through the AIChE conference website by the abstract 
submission deadline. 

  *   Awards may be shared with multiple students in the case of a tie vote in the awards committee or if multiple 
students orally present the winning presentation. Award amounts are at the judges’ discretion; 

  *   Awards will be determined by the quality of the technical content as described in the abstract, quality of the 
presentation slides, and quality of the oral presentation; 

  *   At least two weeks prior to the start of the Annual Meeting, students will be required to submit the current 
version of their presentation and a description of the technical importance of their work as a single pdf. 

Change from previous years – There is no longer an option to give the faculty advisors $500 in travel funding. In exceptional cases of need, the CAST Directors may consider defraying travel costs for finalists, but in these cases the faculty advisor should write a statement justifying the funding need. The faculty advisor should also provide (in these cases) an itemised list of requested funds.

Deadline – Nomination package is due 25 April, 2018. Note that the student's AIChE membership number must be a part of the nomination package. The nomination material must be sent electronically as a single package to: Ruth Misener ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Student presentation award finalists will be announced by 25 May, 2018.

Review process - The Student Presentation Award Chair will coordinate the review process. The CAST Directors and other members of the CAST Executive Committee will judge the presentations.

Kind regards,

Ruth Misener and Dimitrios Papavassiliou

Ruth Misener, PhD
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Tel: +44 (0) 20759 48315

Ruth Misener, PhD
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Tel: +44 (0) 20759 48315