Posters due for CFAES Annual Research Conference

A poster competition will be held during the CFAES Annual Research Conference (formerly known as OARDC Annual Research Conference) on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster Campus. The competition is open to any currently enrolled M.S. or Ph.D. student, or those who received their graduate degrees after Spring Semester, 2017, working on an OARDC or CFAES supported project. Postdocs and Research Assistants/Associates including Visiting Scholars that are not currently enrolled in an advanced degree program are also invited to participate (Research Scientists are excluded). Entrants may present only posters on original research they have conducted while at The Ohio State University. Each entrant may submit only one poster and must register separately to attend the Conference. There are no restrictions regarding number of graduate students participating per faculty member or department.

Separate competitions will be held for Masters, Doctoral students, Postdocs and Research Assistants/Associates. All posters will undergo a peer-review process prior to the Conference during which they will be scored. First, second, and third place winners in each competition will receive cash awards of $500, $300 and $150, respectively. Winners will be announced at the conference and must be present at the conference in order to receive the award. All abstracts will be published in the Knowledge Bank allowing them to be listed in the authors' curriculum vitae.

This competition has been established to showcase research in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the OARDC, to encourage participation at the Conference, and to enlighten College and OARDC personnel on the diversity of research projects being conducted at our institution. Please encourage your department to participate and forward them this email.

Guidelines and abstract template can be found at

Poster submission: participants in the Poster Competition must complete their submission by filling out an online poster registration form, uploading their abstract, as well as the pdf of their poster at 5:00 pm on Monday, March 12, 2018. The website will be closed for submission by the deadline and no late submissions will be accepted.

Conference registration: all participants must also register themselves for the conference at: Participants must be present at the conference in order to receive the awards.

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