Student Poster Competition: Call for Entries
Questions about the student poster compeition should be directed to Brian Gran at Brian.Gran@case.edu  or (216) 368-2694.
The Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and its Applications
The human right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications (Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) has, until recently, been largely overlooked by governments and human rights organizations, as well as the scientific community.
The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition  seeks to understand how this human right can elevate fundamental scientific values, such as fair access to scientific knowledge, greater scientific freedom, and standards that are pursued all over the world. Important by itself, this human right is also essential to realization of other rights. As a network of scientific, engineering and health organizations that recognize a role for science and technology in promoting human rights, the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition has a unique and vital contribution to make to efforts to ensure that governments respect, protect, and fulfill this vital right.
We want to know what you think of the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications.
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in the connections between human rights and science, technology, engineering and mathematics? Then--
1. Submit your poster proposal.
Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2013, 11:59 pm EST. Send to: Brian.Gran@case.edu  Length: 250 words (not including title and contact information) Contact information: Please include email address and telephone number by which we can contact you. University: Please let us know in which university you are enrolled, area of studies, and year of studies.
2. If your proposal is selected (notifications will be sent December 9, 2013), submit your poster.
Deadline: Monday, January 13, 2014, 11:59 pm EST. Send to: Brian.Gran@case.edu  Poster presentation: Monday, January 27, 2014, AAAS headquarters, Washington, D.C.
3. If your poster is selected, join us for the January 2014  AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition meeting in Washington, D.C. Student registration for the meeting is free. All other expenses related to participation in the poster competition (including travel) are the student's responsibility.
Each applicant can submit only one poster. Presenters are required to be present and display their posters during the assigned judging period during the Science and Human Rights Coalition meeting on Monday, January 27, 2014, at AAAS in Washington, DC.
All proposals should contain the following sections:
All poster competition entrants are required to register for the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition meeting. There is no charge for student registration. At this time, funding is not available to support travel to the meeting.
Electronic Submission of Posters
An electronic file of the poster must be emailed to the competition chair by Friday, January 17, 2014, 11:59 pm EST. This electronic version will be reviewed by the judges before the presentations.
The author of the poster must present the poster for judging at the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition meeting on January 27, 2014. All posters must be displayed on easels, which will be provided on-site. Computer display equipment, sound or projection equipment, or freestanding displays are not permitted.
All posters must be set up during time allotted before the meeting starts in the morning on January 27, 2014, and must remain up until the meeting ends that evening. Materials must then be removed promptly, by the end of the meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. AAAS will not be responsible for material left on easels after the meeting.
Posters will be judged by members of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition who are qualified scientists, engineers and other professionals in scientific subjects who have experience connecting their professional work to human rights. The judges will consider the poster's relevance to the topic in the Call for Entries, quality of argument demonstrated by the poster and the presentation, creativity in responding to the topic, the student's understanding of the topic evidenced by the presentation, and overall effective communication of the student's ideas.