NanoEngineering for Medicine
and Biology Conference

Omni Los Angeles Hotel, California Plaza, CA, USA

August 21-24, 2018 Exhibition
August 22-23, 2018

Travel Awards and Student Poster Competition


Network with leaders in nanomedicine.
Present your research before hundreds of attendees.
Exchange ideas with peers, professors, and representatives from government and industry.

To encourage participation of students and postdocs in the fast-growing NEMB, Student Travel Awards and Poster Competition will be held associated with poster sessions during Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday August 22 in the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Past competitions have featured more than 100 presenters from leading institutions.

Student Travel Awards: The travel awards are provided to support student’s registrations plus partial travel expenses up to $750 (Students from local institutions will only be provided with their registration expenses). To be considered, when you submit your abstracts, select your paper type as “Student Poster Competition.” All abstracts will be reviewed and awardees will be selected considering the scientific merits and needs for travel supports. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The travel awards are supported by National Science Foundation (NSF).

Student Poster Competition: Among the abstracts submitted to the Student Poster Competition, 9 finalists will be selected by judges during the poster sessions. These final lists will have 5 minute pitch talks on August 23 to the judges and NEMB participants. Winners of best papers will receive cash awards and certificates signed by the ASME President. The first winner will get $500, second will get

$300 and the third will get $100 along with the certificates. An additional prize recipient will receive the Royal Society of Chemistry award, which includes a certificate and a one-year subscription to Lab on a Chip.

Deadline for submission is May 21, 2018.
Submit your entry via the NEMB website to appropriate tracks.

Contest Rules:
Students who enter the competition must meet the following criteria:

  1. The contestant must be a student or a Students may be pursuing an MS, PhD, or MD. Students may have graduated before presenting their research, but the research must have been completed during their enrollment as student.
  2. The student, listed as the first and presenting author, must have been the primary researcher on the project. The abstract must have at least one co-author, generally the student's research advisor, who consents to the submission of the abstract into the student paper competition.
  3. The student must present the paper in person at NEMB 2018.
  4. T4. The student must submit only one abstract as presenting author to the Student Competition Presentation. If there is more than one entry per student, the lowest-numbered abstract will be kept in the student competition. Any others will be automatically considered for the general program.
  5. Work submitted and planned for presentation cannot have been published in a peer-reviewed format at the time of submission.

To ensure compliance with these specific rules, students are encouraged to discuss and finalize their submission plan with their research advisor.

Please contact the competition organizer, Zhengpeng Qin @ and Masaru Rao @ for any questions.

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