The Outstanding Student Presentation Awards (OSPA) are awarded to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students for quality research in the geophysical sciences. Each year, sections and focus groups recruit judges to assess and score student oral and poster presentations at meetings. Typically the top 3-5% of presenters in each section/focus group are awarded an OSPA.
AGU student members pursuing an undergraduate, Masters, or doctorate degree are eligible to participate. You must be the lead author of the abstract presented. Postdoctoral researchers are not eligible. During the abstract submission process, students must indicate their interest in participating in order to be considered. Students will then receive additional instructions in late October on how to confirm participation in OSPA. Visit the official AGU OSPA page to find out more details on how to participate.
Please consider volunteering to be an OSPA judge if you are eligible. Volunteer judges are an integral part of the Outstanding Student Presentation Awards. Many AGU students will remember their first OSPA experience fondly thanks to the help and generosity of the judges. To participate, judges may sign up and schedule themselves online.