The Caribbean Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is now accepting abstracts for posters in competition for the Robert I. Larus Award for Outstanding Science Research by a Graduate Student. The award will be given to a graduate student that has demonstrated excellence in research in the natural, physical or social sciences.


The winner will receive:

  1. $500.00;
  2. A 1-year membership to AAAS (including a free subscription to Science magazine) and
  3. Travel (all costs paid) to present the winning poster at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on February 13-16, 2020.



  1. Participant submitting original research is actively enrolled in a graduate program in the natural, physical or social sciences at a University in the Caribbean region.
  2. Poster abstract contains:
    1. specific questions, hypotheses, and objectives (please highlight the broader impact of the project to the Caribbean region);
    2. methodologies;
    3. results, and
    4. conclusions 

The title of the abstract should not exceed 120 characters (including spaces), followed by the name of the presenting author, co-authors (including research advisor), affiliations, address and e-mail. The text of the abstract should not exceed 250 words. Posters for selected abstracts will be presented during the AAAS Caribbean Division Annual Conference. Posters must be written in English and should have the following dimensions: 46" x 36"; height x width; portrait layout. 

  1. The winner must be available to travel and present the poster at the AAAS Annual Meeting on February 13·16, 2020 in Seattle, WA.
  2. The winner must be willing to serve as vocal in the AAAS Caribbean Division Board of Directors during 2019.


Abstracts should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract deadline: September 16, 2019

Abstract notification regarding acceptance or rejection will be sent to the

corresponding author by September 20, 2019.



Sabado, 28 de septiembre - 8:30 AM

Universidad Ana G. Mendez, Recinto de Carolina


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