Undergraduate Biomaterials Research Competition
This competition will highlight biomaterials researchers at the undergraduate level through short poster presentations judged by industry and academic representatives. Undergraduate primary authors may submit their abstracts to regular sessions with the option during abstract submission to indicate interest and eligibility for this competition by checking a box. Alternatively, undergraduates may submit directly to the undergraduate poster session, and reviewers for our session will independently score these abstracts. All undergraduate abstracts accepted for session talks and eligible at time of submission will be extended an invitation to participate in this competition. Participants will give a brief (~10 minute) presentation during the designated competition time, followed by 5-10 minutes of questions. Interaction with drivers of innovation and translation will provide valuable educational and networking experience for biomaterials students at an early stage in their careers. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place will in include a free membership for the following year and travel stipends.