1Call for Best Student Research Awards Papers
Deadline for submission: June 30, 2014
The Southern California Chinese-American Environmental Protection
Association (SCCAEPA) is hosting the 2014 Los Angeles Environmental Forum
from August 7 through 9, 2014 at Hilton San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California
. As part of the Forum program, SCCAEPA invites you to submit a research
paper for the 2014 Best Student Research Competition. Prize will be awarded
to the winners.
Topics and Eligibility
Topics are limited to research work related to environmental issues. The
research work may include on-going research or published after July 2013.
All degree levels (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, or other professional
degrees) of college students are eligible. Individuals may submit only one
paper. The applicant must be the primary author of the paper. All previous
award winning papers are NOT eligible to participate.
Submission and Format
Submission shall include:
1) A presentation in PowerPoint slides format.
2) A 400 to 600-word written summary of the research, which must include, at
a minimum: i) Synopsis of the research; ii) Objectives and goals of the
research; iii) Discussion of the work performed and results, including the
student’s specific role or contribution to the research; iv) Conclusions
3) Applicant’s updated resume.
All required materials shall ONLY be submitted by e-mail to [email protected]
org by June 30, 2014 for evaluation. The selected presentations will be
displayed as posters at the Forum on August 7, 2014 at Hilton San Gabriel,
225 West Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776.
Review Process and Judging Criteria
Research project will be reviewed by a SCCAEPA student award committee. All
corresponding authors will be notified by August 1, 2014 of the result on
their submittals. The selected paper will be eligible for poster
presentation and receipt of the awards at the Forum. The winners must be
present to receive the award on August 7, 2014. The authors of the selected
papers will be responsible to prepare their posters on 3 ft by 4 ft project
display boards (up to three per presenter) and present them in the
designated area during the Forum.
The research project will be reviewed and judged on the basis of the
• Relevance to the theme of environmental protection and significance
of the work to a broad audience
• Application of the academic research to the real world problems
• Originality of the work, including new concepts, innovations, or
• Scientific and technical merit
• The completeness of the project, clarity of presentation and quality
of the slides
• Student’s specific role and contribution to the project.
Please contact Student Award Committee via e-mail at b***[email protected] for