In order to foster the development of young scientists and technologists in the various areas of ionizing radiation, CIRMS developed a Student Awards program in 1999, which was guided by then-First Vice President, X. George Xu of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Since then, CIRMS strongly encourages and supports the participation of students at the annual meeting and the presentation of their research during the working group sessions or as posters.
This year, CIRMS will proudly continue its tradition in supporting outstanding students to attend and present their work at the 25th CIRMS 2017 Silver Anniversary meeting at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, by offering student awards to up to eight student essays registered to the meeting.
This award consists of coverage of their conference registration fee which includes participation in the technical sessions, tickets for lunch during the conference and for the BBQ dinner on Tuesday. They will receive a $700 stipend to support travel and lodging expenses.
Winners will also receive one year’s complimentary membership in CIRMS.
Students sponsored in this way will have to bring to the conference their presentation in both poster as well as power point format, to be presented orally if selected.
This year's annual meeting will focus on the- Past, Present & Future of Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards.
Students' presentations will be included in the meeting summary and posted on the CIRMS web site.
Topic Report Criteria
Subject: Past, Present & Future of Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards.
- Submit a type written essay of 600 to 1000 words on the research project to be presented at the CIRMS meeting on March 27th, 2017.
- Essays must not exceed 1000 words and may include figures and tables (limit of four). Each essay should follow the following structure: Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Essays should include a description of how the student's research fits with the current conference theme.
- Indicate how this project is related to the CIRMS mission and to its main areas of scientific and technical interest and to your career goals. Include the information on any collaborators and their affiliations.
- Have a faculty advisor sign and verify your efforts in this research area and your academic standing.
Essays are to be submitted in MS word document and attached along with your faculty advisors form signed to the online grant application form. You may scan and attach faculty advisors form as a pdf.
The deadline for application submittal has been extended till January 31st, 2017.
The CIRMS Executive Committee and CIRMS Caswell Award winners will review the applications and the winners will be announced by February 10, 2017.
For the complete list of the 2016 winners, please check our Award Page.