Sigma Xi Chapter The Scientific Research Honor Society

Poster Competition

2018 Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fellows Poster Competition

February 21, 2018
6-9 PM
Stewart 218 A-D
Program / Abstracts

Call for Abstracts / Posters     

The Purdue University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is conducting a Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow Research Awards Competition in the format of a scientific poster session.  You and your advisor do not need to be Sigma Xi members to participate in this competition.  Also, you do not need a brand new finding.  You can use a recent poster presented at a scientific conference or meeting.

There will be a first prize of $200, provided by Sigma Xi, as well as recognition for other outstanding posters in each of the four research areas:

  • Graduate Student, Physical Sciences
  • Graduate Student, Life and Agricultural Sciences
  • Graduate Student, Engineering
  • Graduate Student, Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Post-doctoral, Behavioral Sciences
  • Post-doctoral, Physical, Life and Engineering Sciences

There will be one prize for each approximately 15 posters in a research area. In recent years, this has resulted in 2-3 top awards in both Life Sciences and in Engineering.  Post-doctoral Fellows also are eligible to participate.  There will be one award for post-doctoral fellows across the two post-doc categories.

Link to Details and Instructions  Here you will find instructions, the Acknowledgement of Permission, , a sample judging sheet, the abstract template, and the Abstract Sumission form. Please submit the acknowledgement form and your abstract in MS Word (.doc or .docx) format via email to on or before 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018.

For additional information, please contact:

Howard Zelaznik, Chairperson
Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Awards Competition
Department of Health and Kinesiology

2017 Poster Competition Results

2017 Poster Competition Abstracts