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Student Competition

Annual Student Poster Competition at the AEHS Foundation Conference

To enter, select the option for "student competition" when submitting your abstract online (entries accepted any time prior to February 17, 2025). You will receive an email auto-reply confirming your submission, then a personal reply from the Foundation within 7 days.

  • Deadline for entering student competition: February 17, 2025

  • During the conference, a committee will select the three best student poster presentations

  • Two winners will receive an award of $500 each and one will receive $1000

  • Winners will be invited to attend the event at the conference (free of charge), where the awards will be announced

  • Proof of student status in an undergraduate or graduate degree program is required (post-docs excluded)

  • Must be a current student at the time of the conference/competition (March 2025)

  • Full- or part-time students are eligible

  • Student must be both the primary author and the presenting author

  • Student must present own work

  • Contestants must be entered in the competition prior to the conference

  • Past winners may not re-enter subsequent year's competitions

The registration fee is waived for student presenters. Use discount code STUDENTCOMP.

Past Winners



Jenna Luc

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA



Carrie Shuster 

University of San Diego, San Diego, CA



Lilith Astete Vasquez

San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego, CA


Yanet Santiago Cruz

Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico



Rochelle Plaizier

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


Shawn Matthews

Norwich University, Northfield , VT 

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