Requirements and Deadlines
The nomination package for the Cryosphere Innovation Award, consisting of a letter of intent and CV, detailed below, is for the sole purpose of identifying the expected number of applicants and down selecting if needed. Of the nomination packages received, approximately 20 will be invited to present at the Flash Freeze Competition. Each student will be judged solely on the 2-minute presentation and not on the nomination package.
Each nomination package should include the following and is due to the Innovation Award subcommittee on November 15, 2019 by midnight eastern time:
- One (1) letter of intent from the Student nominee to participate in the Cryosphere Innovation Award for Student Competition – preferably on letterhead with the author’s signature – including a description from the student on how the award money will be used to further their innovative research. This letter should demonstrate that the idea is well-thought-out and feasible (not to exceed one (1) page).
- The Student’s curriculum vitae (not to exceed two (2) pages)
Selectees for the Flash Freeze event will be notified on December 1, 2019. If selected for the Flash Freeze event the Student will be requested to present on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the 2019 Fall Meeting:
- One (1) two-minute oral presentation on their proposed innovative research.
Props, a poster, or slides can be used during the two-minute oral presentation. Applicants will be judged on their 2-minute presentations by the creativity of the proposed innovative work, the feasibility of the proposed work, and the persuasiveness of the presentation. Any material presented beyond the 2-minute period will not be judged.
Students not able to attend the AGU Fall Meeting may participate in the Flash Freeze Competition via online video conferencing. If you would like to participate in this manner, please indicate so in your letter of intent. The award subcommittee will schedule a time during the week of the AGU Fall Meeting for the video conference presentation. Remote competitors will be judged on the same criteria and under the same 2-minute time constraints as those participating in person discussed below.