Student Poster Award


  1. Title accurately describes the research; title legible from 10 feet.
  2. Abstract provides an accurate synopsis of justification, objectives, results, and conclusions.
  3. Introduction provides sufficient justification, background, and rationale for the research.
  4. Objectives are clearly stated and scientifically valid.
  5. Materials and methods are described sufficiently to relate results to conclusions.
  6. Results: tables and figures are clear and appropriate; data are adequate; statistical analyses and summaries are appropriate; illustrations are understandable and informative.
  7. Conclusions clearly summarize the research and direct attention to the main points.
  8. Style: text and illustrations are legible from 4 ft well-spaced; continuity is clear and logical; text is sufficient to explain illustrations and to state objectives and conclusions, but not excessive.
  9. Scientific merit and originality: research describes a new technique, instrument, or idea; provides a contribution to scientific knowledge.
  10. Overall: poster commands attention, communicates effectively; author answers questions in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

Selection Process


Meeting Name School Subject
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2015 Graduate Poster Yan Zhu University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Field-Scale Phosphorus Loading Assessment: Development and Application of TIN-Based SWAT Model
2015 Undergraduate Poster Christa Kananen University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences Drawdown of the Potentiometric Surface in the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer in Marinette County, Wisconsin
2014 Poster Kyle Ankenbauer University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Soil Hydraulic Properties Are Strongly Related to Soil Organic Content and Can Affect Soil Moisture Availability for Plants
2013 Poster Harsh Vardhan Singh University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biological Systems Engineering Sediment Routing through Ephemeral Grassed Waterways in a Nested Watershed
2012 Poster Adam J. Bechle University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Development and Application of an Automated River-Estuary Discharge Imaging System
2011 Poster Stephanie G. Prellwitz University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biological Systems Engineering Soil Stability within Wetland Treatment Swales for Urban Runoff
2011 Undergraduate Excellence Caren J. Ackley University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Geosciences Depatment Removal of Arsenic and Chromium from Water Using Fe-Exchanged Zeolite
2010 Samantha N. Miller Carthage College Initiating a Long-term Monitoring Program of Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
2010 Caren J. Ackley University of Wisconsin�Parkside, Geosciences Depatment Interactions between Tetracycline and Kaolinite in Aqueous Solution
2009 Rebecca B. Carvin University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Rethinking Nonpoint Source Pollution Management In an Agricultural Watershed: An Application of Wisconsin Buffer Initiative Concepts In Southwest WI
2009 Stephan R. Kurdas University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Department of Geoscience Using Environmental Variables to Predict Surface Water Quality
2008 Eric G. Booth University of Wisconsin–Madison, Monitoring changes in subsurface hydrology, stream temperature, flood hydraulics, and vegetation following floodplain restoration on the East Branch Pecatonica River, WI
2008 Brian R. Swenson University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Center for Watershed Science and Education Aquatic Plant Management of the St. Croix/Gordon Flowage in Douglas County, Wisconsin
2003 Jeffrey D. Wilcox University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geology and Geophysics Spatial and Temporal Variability of Groundwater Chemistry Beneath Agricultural Land: Implications for Assessing Environmental Impacts of a New Unsewered Subdivision
2002 Soo Hong Min University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mechanisms of Cadmium Removal by Base Treated Juniper Fiber
2002 Dawn M. Chapel University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geology and Geophysics Hydrogeology of LaCrosse County, Wisconsin