Student Paper Competition in Dam and Levee Safety - Extended Abstracts Due Feb. 11

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Association of State Dam Safety Officials Student Paper Competition - Dam Safety 2011, September 25-29, National Harbor, Maryland


Prizes of up to $1,500 for up to three students


Extended abstracts of 1,200 words or more due by February 11, 2011  -   Full papers due May 20, 2011


Free admission for all students with valid student ID


The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) is holding its third annual Student Paper Competition, in conjunction with Dam Safety 2011, to be held September 25-29 in the Washington, DC area (National Harbor, MD). The conference is expected to attract more than 1,100 attendees from throughout the US and other countries.


ASDSO invites students to submit papers on a wide variety of topics related to dam and levee safety, including but not limited to design engineering, hydrology, hydraulics, geology, environmental protection, agricultural sciences, construction, risk management, hazard mitigation, emergency management, floodplain management, critical infrastructure security, policy development, and case studies thereof.
 
Eligibility:
 --Students must be actively pursuing a degree at a U.S. college or university at the time of the extended abstract deadline (February 11, 2011).
 --Full-time, part-time, and cooperative education students—both graduate and undergraduate—are eligible.
 --Award winners must present their papers at Dam Safety 2011.  (Conference registration fees will be waived for all student attendees.)
 --Papers may be co-authored by faculty or colleagues who are not students, but a student must be the lead author, and only student authors who present papers are eligible for prizes.
 --Papers cannot have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.
 
Prizes and Recognition:
 --Papers will be judged on their originality, organization, clarity, and demonstrated knowledge of the topic.
 --ASDSO will award up to three prizes totaling up to $1500.  For papers co-authored by more than one student, awards will be divided among student co-authors.  A travel stipend of up to $250 will also be granted for each winning paper.
 --Winning papers will be published in the Dam Safety 2011 Proceedings.  All other entries will be reviewed for entry in the Dam Safety 2011 Poster Session.
 --ASDSO will recognize prize winners at the Dam Safety 2011 Awards Banquet, in the ASDSO newsletter, and in the quarterly Journal of Dam Safety.
 
Dates:
 --Extended abstracts are due February 11, 2011.
 --Following review of extended abstracts and support materials, ASDSO will invite full papers by February 25, 2011.
 --Full papers will be due May 20, 2011.
 --Awards will be announced in June 2011.
 --Final revised papers will be due in late July 2011.
 
Guidelines for Submitting Extended Abstracts:
 --To be considered for an award, abstracts must be extended and detailed, of at least 1,200 words in length.
 --Students may submit extended abstracts on-line or by e-mail.
 --On-line – Complete the submittal form at www.damsafety.org under “Education & Training.”  [Direct link to the submittal form]
 
--E-mail – Send to info@damsafety.org.   Attach your extended abstract to the email.  Provide in the body of your email message:
1.    Name of and full contact information for primary student author(s)
2.    Name of academic institution
3.    Academic major and level
4.    Enrollment status in February 2011 (full-time, part-time or co-op)
5.    Names, titles and affiliations of all co-authors (including other students, faculty, or outside professionals)
6.    Title of paper
7.    Notice of intent to present the proposed paper at Dam Safety 2011
 
More Information
Visit www.damsafety.org - 'Information for Students/Faculty'
or
Contact Sarah McCubbin-Cain, smc@damsafety.org, 859-257-2102.

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