Student Paper Competition

abstract imageStudents are encouraged to submit papers for consideration for one of the three awards that will be presented at the Symposium. The NESS Review Committee will select the winners based on the overall quality of the research. The winners will be acknowledged at the symposium.

Students must submit an application for consideration no later than Monday, March 24, 2014, and are expected to present at the symposium. In addition to following the submission instructions below, students must also register for the symposium online and submit an abstract as described on the Submit and Abstract page.

Click the link for a PDF version of these directions: NESS Paper and Abstract Directions.

To apply and submit a paper, please email the following to Professor Dianne Finkelstein at,

1. Personal Information

  • Name
  • Affiliation/University
  • Address
  • Email
  • Name(s) of Advisor(s)
  • Title of Paper

2. Attachments

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • The Paper (in both blinded and unblinded PDF files)

3. Verification

  • An email or letter from the major professor (advisor) verifying the student status of the candidate and briefly describing the candidate’s role in the research and writing of the paper.