Thematic Flash Talk and Poster Awards

To acknowledge the Society for Affective Science’s appreciation of its trainee members, the most outstanding trainee presentations each year are recognized with awards. All trainees (postdocs, graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-baccalaureate students) who were first-author on a poster or thematic flash talk are eligible for these awards.

Process: Awards are determined based on a two-step process. Candidates are initially identified based on the quality of submitted abstracts (blind to author name/affiliation) by a team of three raters from the SAS program committee. Abstracts are evaluated for the impact of the work; those who self-select to present flash talks and who are rated the highest are chosen to present flash talks at the conference. All others are chosen to present posters. These same ratings are used to designate which trainees will subsequently be evaluated in person for flash talk or poster awards. Approximately the top 10% of flash talks and posters are selected for further evaluation after the initial review of abstracts.

Second stage evaluation is completed at the conference by a team of judges from the SAS program committee that spans disciplines. Each flash talk and poster selected from the first stage is evaluated in person by a team of three judges. Flash talk and poster candidates are rated on three dimensions: research quality, presentation clarity, and effectiveness in answering questions. Awards are given to the 4 top-rated flash talk presenters and 4 poster presenters, representing roughly 5% of all flash talk and poster abstracts initially submitted. Awardees are recognized at the conferences’ award ceremony and/or via society-wide email.

2018

Best Thematic Flash Talk Awards

Name
Jin Hyun Cheong
Ashley Doukas
Jennifer G. Pearlstein
Adrienne Wood
Institution
Dartmouth College
New York University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Best Poster Awards

Name
Sydney M. Krueger
Diana Crafa
Jennifer Yih
Jacinth Tan
Institution
Columbia University
McGill University
Stanford University
University of California, San Francisco

2017

Best Thematic Flash Talk Awards

Name
Dyan Connelly
Katie Hoemann
Kent Lee
Daniel Lim
Institution
University of California, Berkeley
Northeastern University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Northeastern University

Best Poster Awards

Name
Elizabeth Cosby
Veronica Heng
Jennifer MacCormack
Aliza Schwartzblatt
Institution
Brown University
University of California, Davis
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
CUNY Graduate Center

2016

Best Thematic Flash Talk Awards

Name
Elise Kalokerinos
Shir Atzil
Autumn Kujawa
Brett Ford
Institution
KU Leuven
Mass General Hospital
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of California, Berkeley

Best Poster Awards

Name
Erik Nook
Victoria Spring
Erin Moran
Kelly Finn
Institution
Harvard University
University of Iowa
Washington U School of Medicine
University of California Davis

2015

Best Poster Awards

Name
Brett Ford
Alice Hua
Sandy Lwi
Andrew McCullough
BoKyung Park
John Purcell
Ashley Ruba
Institution
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Berkeley
Northeastern University
Stanford University
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Washington

2014

Best Poster Awards

Name
Jozefien DeLeersnyder
Janine Dutcher
Sunny Dutra
Marlies Houben
Philipp Opitz
Jennifer Silvers
Daniel Stout
Institution
KU Leuven
UCLA
Yale University
KU Leuven
Tufts University
Columbia University
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee