The goal of AGU’s Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) are to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Masters and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences, as well as to provide students with valuable feedback about presentation style and scientific research. It is a great honor for young scientists at the beginning of their careers and the process relies entirely on volunteer judges recruited from conference attendees. Of those students who choose to be judged, typically the top 3-5% are awarded an OSPA for their presentation in VGP sessions at the Fall Meeting.
Eligibility and Participation
Deadlines and other relevant information are given on the web site for the meeting for which OSPAs are to be awarded.