STC Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy Student Awards
There are two annual STC Intertek Awards of $500 each, one for the best poster presentation by an MSc student and the other for the best poster presentation by a PhD student.
Students must submit the STC Intertek Award application form to the STC Secretariat by e-mail, along with their abstract and curriculum vitae on or before the date specified in the Symposium registration package.
Please note that no student is allowed to receive the award more than once during their studies for a specific degree (MSc or PhD).
A two-phase selection process for the STC Intertek Award was introduced in 2010. In the first phase, abstracts from all STC Intertek Award applicants will be judged on the quality of the science and the ability to communicate. Applicants must adhere to the prescribed abstract format (see Symposium information page) in order to be eligible. The top three abstracts in each category (MSc and PhD) will be entered into the poster judging phase of the selection process. The Awards Selection Committee will then determine the winners of the STC Intertek Award on the basis of the poster presentation at the Symposium, according to the criteria described below.
The following elements are considered during the STC Intertek Award judging: quality of the science; quality of the abstract (clarity of language and ideas); poster quality (clarity of ideas, data, conclusions, and visual impression of poster); and informal student presentation (ability to explain the work and respond to questions).