Abstract Submissions

Student Paper and Poster Competitions for the East Lakes Division

All ELDAAG students presenting at the conference are eligible to participate in the Student Presentation Competition with cash awards and certificates for the top three oral paper and poster presentations by undergraduate and graduate students.  Within each competition undergraduates will be judged separately from graduate (MA/MS and PhD) students. When registering for the conference students who are presenting their research will see a drop-down menu to select whether or not they wish to participate in the competition, and if so, whether they are entering the paper or poster competition. Students who enter papers and posters in the competition will present on Friday morning, Oct. 13th so that the results of the competitions can be announced at the luncheon.

Please send abstract by email to Richard Sambrook.

Abstracts should list author(s) name, department, university, email, title of abstract, 3 key words, and abstract of 200 words maximum. See example below:  

John Smith and Betty Jones, Department of Geography, Central Ohio University, jsmith@cou@edu.  Teaching Methods for Human Geography as an Introductory Undergraduate Program. Key Words: Education, Learning, College With new technologies, opportunities exist to integrate innovative advances in pedagogy in the classroom……(max 200 words)

Student Competition Categories for East Lakes Division:
  • Graduate Posters: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place
  • Ph.D. Paper Presentations: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place
  • Masters Paper Presentations: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place
  • Undergrad Posters: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place
  • Undergrad Paper Presentations: 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place
AAG Council Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper

The new AAG Council Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper designed to incentivize participation by graduate students at fall regional meetings of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), and to support graduate student participation at the springtime AAG Annual Meeting. Each Awardee (up to one graduate student per AAG Division) will receive $1,000 in funding from the AAG to be used toward registration and travel costs to attend the AAG Annual Meeting. Students interested in a submission to this award competition will be required to give an oral presentation plus submit a written paper in advance of the meeting. For more information or to submit a paper please contact Patrick Lawrence.