Call for Best Student Research Awards Papers
Deadline for submission：July 7, 2011
You are invited to submit a research paper for 2011 competition for Best Student Research Awards sponsored by the Southern California Chinese-American Environmental Protection Association（SCCAEPA）. There will be one（1）$1000 award for the 1st prize winner, and up to three for 2nd and 3rd prize winners.
Topics and Eligibility
Topics are limited to research work related to environmental protection issues. The research work may include on-going research or published after January 2010. All levels（Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, J.D. or other professional degrees）college students are eligible in the environmental related fields, including environmental engineering（environmental, civil, chemical, and engineering geology）and sciences（chemistry, geology, hydrogeology, ecology, biology, toxicology, climatology, atmosphere science, earth science, soil science, air quality, water quality, and hazardous wastes）, public health, environmental studies, environmental laws and economics, urban planning and studies. Individuals may submit only one paper. The applicant must be the primary author of the paper.
Submission and Format
Submission shall include：1）a presentation in PowerPoint slides format that may be used for a Poster presentation, 2）a cover letter or e-mail to describe the student’s education background and updated resume, specific role and contribution to the research.
All required materials shall ONLY be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 7, 2011 for evaluation. The selected presentations will be displayed as Posters at SCCAEPA Annual Meeting on August 20, 2011 at Hilton San Gabriel, 225 West Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776.
Review Process and Judging Criteria
Research project will be reviewed by a student award committee. All corresponding authors will be notified by August 12, 2011 of the result on their submittals. The selected paper will be eligible for Poster presentation and receipt of the awards. The authors of the selected papers will be responsible to prepare their posters on 3 ft by 4 ft project display boards（up to three per presenter）and present them in the designated area during the 2011 SCCAEPA Annual Meeting.
The research project will be reviewed and judged on the basis of the following criteria:
- Relevance to the theme of environmental protection and significance of the work to a broad audience
- Application of the academic research to the real world problems
- Originality of the work, including new concepts, innovations, or data
- Scientific and technical merit
- The completeness of the project, clarity of presentation and quality of the slides
- Student’s specific role and contribution to the project.
Please contact Student Award Committee via e-mail at email@example.com if you have any questions.