SFIS School Awards & Poster Jamboree

2020 SFIS Semiannual Poster Jamboree & Annual School Awards

At the end of each semester, we celebrate the accomplishments of our SFIS community members with a student research poster jamboree and awards ceremony. This poster jamboree showcases both undergraduate and graduate research, including final projects, theses and dissertations.

The SFIS School Awards are made annually in the spring to recognize staff, faculty and students for their contributions to advancing the school’s mission and strengthening our community.

Thursday, April 30, 2020


Virtual attendance details to be announced


3:30 p.m SFIS school award presentation

4:30 p.m Poster Jamboree

 We invite you, your peers, your family, friends, and professors to this celebreation. 


Nominations open February 17, 2020

ASU Years of Service Awards
The ASU service award pin recognizes employees in 5-year increments for their continued commitment and contributions to Arizona State University.

2020 SFIS Staff Impact Award
Annually recognizes an SFIS staff member for their substantial impact on SFIS’s vision and mission.

2020 SFIS Staff Challenge Award
Annually recognizes an SFIS staff member for outstanding performance in the face of a challenge.

Spring 2020 SFIS Convocation Awards
Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Undergraduate Convocation Speaker
Most Outstanding Graduate Student
Graduate Convocation Speaker

SFIS Excellence in Education
Annually presented to an SFIS teaching faculty member for their inspirational guidance and commitment to the intellectual development of students.

SFIS Director’s Service Award
Annually presented to a student, faculty member, staff member, team, or project selected by the School’s Director for significant service to the SFIS community.  

SFIS Personal Achievement Awards
Awarded to the student each year for outstanding personal achievement within their degree program (HSD, IGD, MSTP, GTD, FIS). While these awards may go to students that show outstanding academic achievement, it may equally be awarded for achievement in other areas. The benchmark for the award is an achievement against personal objectives, goals, and hurdles, and not achievement compared to others in the program. Recipients can be nominated by students, staff or faculty and selected by their corresponding degree program committees.

Champion of the Future Award
Awarded to student, group of students, or team across any SFIS degree programs for an activity, project, or accomplishment within one of four areas: Building a better future for everyone; community building; personal achievement; or outstanding excellence. Recipients can be nominated by students, staff or faculty and selected by an ad-hoc committee. 

Submit nomination 

 Award Nominations close March 31, 2020

Student Poster Information


Undergraduate students need to inform Elisha.Thompson@asu.edu if you are planning to participate in the poster session if you are not part of the SFIS research program by March 20, 2020. You must follow the poster requirements below. Submit your poster by noon on April 20, 2020, to the link below in the correct PDF format.   You will be responsible for the cost of printing your poster only if the submission is late.

Submit poster

Graduate students 

The submission process is modeled after a professional conference.  Please submit the title and abstract by March 27, 2020.  You will be notified by April 6, if your submission is accepted.  Further instructions will be given at that time.  

Submit abstract

All students - poster requirements

Maximum poster size: 2' x 3' or 3' x 2'.  

 Include the SFIS logo.  Download here at the ASU Brand Guide.  

 Poster templates: Google Drive.

PDF icon Tips, Tricks and Requirements for making a poster.