Joe Wong Poster Awards

Joe Wong Image

In 2016, the SSRL Users' Executive Committee (SSRL UEC) announced the creation of the Joe Wong Poster Awards.

The awards are made possible by support from long-time SSRL user Joe Wong, PhD, DSc, Fellow of the American Physical Society. "The modest gift is really a show of my appreciation towards this wonderful facility of yours, which I benefited so much from in the course of my research career."

The Poster Awards are established to promote multi-disciplinary interactions among the lightsource user community, to recognize the best poster presentations at the Annual Users' Meeting, and specifically to help students in preparing for their science careers.

The poster awards are open to users of both the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) and the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) based on research results from either facility.

Competition:

  • Up to 3 awards will be given to the most exciting, novel and compelling science which utilized either SSRL or LCLS as presented during the poster session.
  • The poster competition will be judged by a panel comprised of the Users' Conference Organizing Committee, SSRL Users' Executive Committee (SSRL UEC), LCLS Users' Executive Committee (LCLS UEC) and help from SSRL/LCLS scientists to ensure that broad research areas are covered.
  • Judges may develop their own criteria, but in general it will consist of asking poster presenters to give a concise summary of their poster (3-4 minutes). Judges may confer and select a small group of ‘finalists’ that will be asked to also present to the other judges, typically for a shorter time.
  • Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the poster session (certificates will be provided at a later date).

These awards are planned: 

  • $500 award for the best poster presentation by an undergraduate or graduate student (BS, MS or PhD student user). It is hoped that the peer recognition of the student's outstanding accomplishments will help the recipient’s application for either graduate school, postdoctoral position or employment in their chosen scientific field.
  • $250 awards for up to two selected poster presenters at any stage of their research career and in any field. 

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Joe Wong Outstanding Poster Award Competition presented at the SSRL/LCLS Annual Users' Meeting on September 30, 2020 (and thank you to the SSRL and LCLS UEC Judges)!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Joe Wong Outstanding Poster Award Competition presented at the SSRL/LCLS Annual Users' Meeting on September 27, 2019 (and thank you to the SSRL and LCLS UEC Judges)!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Joe Wong Outstanding Poster Award Competition presented at the SSRL/LCLS Annual Users' Meeting on September 27, 2018

 

(from left) Gauthier Deblonde, Joe Wong, Izumi Ishigami and Ariana Peck

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Joe Wong Outstanding Poster Award Competition presented at the SSRL/LCLS Annual Users' Meeting on September 28, 2017!

 

(from left) Camila Bacellar, Petra Fromme, Fang Ren, Blaine Mooers and Anna Wise

Congratulations to the recipients of the inaugural Joe Wong Poster Award Competition presented at the SSRL/LCLS Annual Users' Meeting October 5-7, 2016!

If you missed the poster session, you missed a great time discussing the latest science, facility and instrument developments on a lovely fall evening on the patio of the SLAC SUSB. But, there's always next year so start planning ahead ...

For more information, contact Cathy Knotts or Lisa Dunn.

Find Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource on TwitterFind Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource on YouTubeFind Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource on Flickr