2018 Undergraduate Student Research Poster Session and Competition

Deadline for abstracts: January 29, 2018. See below.

The Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists (PCPG) is announcing our 2018 Undergraduate Student Research Poster Session and Competition.  Students pursuing undergraduate degrees in the geosciences at colleges and universities located within Pennsylvania and contiguous states are eligible.  

The posters must be illustrative of research performed by the entrant generally within the disciplines of geology, geochemistry or geophysics.  PCPG anticipates entrants will submit abstracts covering a wide range of topics.  

Enter the competition by submitting your abstract by January 29, 2018.  Ten students will be selected from the abstracts to present posters at PCPG’s Annual Meeting scheduled for March 20, 2018 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Posters will be judged by a committee of PCPG members who will determine 1st and 2nd place poster winners.

Details concerning PCPG’s 2018 Undergraduate Research Poster Session and Competition are, as follow:

  • Following these guidelines is a criteria for successfully being selected to present your poster and eventually winning the competition.
  • Abstracts must be 300 words or less.
  • Abstracts must be signed and dated by the student and their advisor.
  • Email subject line should contain last name followed by 2018 Poster Abstract.  Example:  Smith 2018 Poster Abstract
  • Ten students will be selected to present their posters in Harrisburg, PA on March 20, 2018 to be held at Red Lion Hotel, Harrisburg East, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Students will have their posters set up and ready for presentation by 10:00 AM the day of the competition.  Presentation and judging will continue throughout the day.
  • Posters should be on 20 to 30 pound  paper, in landscape orientation, 4 feet by 8 feet in size.  The posters will be displayed on the walls using poster putty supplied by PCPG.
  • Each of the ten students selected to present posters will be reimbursed for travel and printing expenses expenses up to $200 per student and will join PCPG for lunch the day of the event.
  • The 1st and 2nd place winners will be announced by the end of the day (5:00 PM).
  • 1st Place winner will receive a $2,500 award.
  • 2nd Place winner will receive $1,000 award.

Please contact PCPG with any questions regarding the PCPG Student Poster Session and Competition, or telephone PCPG by dialing (717) 730-9745.

Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists
116 Forest Drive, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011

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