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Student awards policy and guidelines

All student presentations and posters will be evaluated by members of the Student Awards Committee, the session organiser, stream leader or deputy, or a nominated proxy. On the basis of these evaluations, commendations will be awarded to the best student presentations and posters. No less than 5% and no more than 15% of students will be awarded a student prize.

The definition of a student is anyone who is currently enrolled in an Honours, Masters, or PhD program and who has enrolled in the Congress as a student.

Student awards will be selected on the basis of the quality of their presentations and posters based on the following four criteria:

  • Scientific merit
  • Organisation
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Audience engagement

in the following manner:

  • Members of the Student Awards Committee will evaluate as many student presentations and posters that they can attend.
  • Prior to the MODSIM Congress, session organisers, stream leaders and deputies will be emailed a list of eligible students and asked to evaluate them for student awards.
  • Student presentations which are unable to be evaluated by session organisers or stream leaders due for example to a conflict of interest (being a supervisor or co-author on the paper) will be evaluated by the Awards Committee and/or a proxy for the stream leader/session organiser.
  • Student evaluation sheets will be available online via google forms

Agreeing to be evaluated for the student awards means that you give consent for MSSANZ to use your de-identified information for statistical analysis and publication at a possible later date. If you do not wish to have your data included, contact the chair of the Student Awards Committee.

For additional information
Contact Chair, Student Awards Committee,