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Saturday, January 21, 2012

2012 Juried Student Paper Program


Sponsored by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation

19th Annual Conference on the Adirondacks,
May 16th and 17th, 2012, Lake Placid, NY

The Adirondack Research Consortium is pleased to announce a program highlighting the top research being conducted by graduate and undergraduate students in the Adirondack Park. This recognition will be in the form of a special oral-presentation session at the 19th Annual
Conference on the Adirondacks next May 16th and 17th, 2012 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.

Six student finalists, three undergraduate, and three graduate students will be invited to present their research findings. The top student in each category will then receive additional recognition at the meeting including an award. Submissions for the student awards are due by April 16, 2012 and should be in the form of an extended abstract as detailed below. We encourage faculty with undergraduate or graduate students conducting research relevant to the Adirondack Park to solicit applications for this program that will draw attention to the high-quality contributions students are making towards our understanding of the region.

Guidelines for Extended Abstracts:
• Any abstracts that do not adhere to guidelines will not be reviewed for the student awards. It is not necessary to submit a regular abstract in addition to the extended versions. Abstracts that
describe work that has not yet been completed are not eligible for these awards.

• All abstracts should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents to
info@adkresearch.org with the name of the student and the phrase “ARC Student Award Submission” in the e-mail subject heading.

• Abstracts should be written with a minimum of 12-point font in a legible text (preferably
Arial or Times New Roman) and either 1.5 or double-line spacing. Pages should have a minimum of 1” margins.

• The lead author must either be currently a student, or have graduated within a year of the time of submission. The lead author should indicate if they are an undergraduate or graduate student and should identify a major professor familiar with the work.

• Abstracts should include a logical title and the list of authors. The main body of the abstract should be between 500-800 words. A single table of figure can be included with the extended abstract if appropriate (this should be as an embedded image, not a separate file). A literature cited section is not necessary.

• For more information please contact Executive Director, Dan Fitts, at 518-327-6276.

Review Process:

Following the submission deadline, abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of judges with the top three students in each category being selected for presentation at the Annual Conference. Review criteria include the relevance of the research to the Adirondack Park, the scientific rigor of the research, the novelty and creativity of the research, and the clarity of written presentation in the abstract. Candidates will be notified within two-weeks of the submission deadline regarding the judge’s decision.

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