SFIS Semiannual School Awards & Poster Jamboree

Join SFIS’ Fall Jamboree!

At the end of each semester, we celebrate the accomplishments of our students with an awards ceremony and poster session. This event will showcase undergraduate and graduate research, including final projects, theses and dissertations.

Date: Thursday,  April 25, 2019
Location: Memorial Union, ASU Tempe Campus
3:30 – 4:30 pm - Awards Presentation, Pima Auditorium room 240
4:30 – 6:00 pm - SFIS Poster Jamboree, Ventana A room 241

Guest Registration coming soon!

Award information coming soon! 


SFIS 2018 Annual Charter Awards

The SFIS Charter Awards are made annually to three students within each SFIS degree program (HSD, MSTP, GTD, FIS) who embody and demonstrate the core ASU Charter values of access, excellence, and impact within their studies, activities and lives.

The twelve awards of $500 are made possible through the generosity of our community members on Sun Devil Giving Day. Charter Awards recipients will be announced at the Fall SFIS Charter Awards & Semiannual Poster Jamboree on November 29, 2018.


Nominations must be submitted through the below webform. Only infomration provided in the nomination submission will be reviewed and considered by the committees for awards selections.

Students may be nominated by SFIS faculty, staff, or students. Self-nominations are accepted.

Each SFIS Degree Program has its own Charter Awards Selection Committee who will review the nominations for their corresponding program and make the final recommendations for their program's three Charter Award recipients.

HSD Charter Awards Selection Committee
Erik Johnston (Chair)
 MSTP Charter Awards Selection Committee
Andrew Maynard (Chair)
Diana Bowman
Robert Cook-Deegan
Thad Miller
FIS Charter Awards Selection Committee
Jamey Wetmore (Chair)
Laura Hosman
Michael Bennett
Jennifer Richter
Emma Frow
Elisha Thompson
Gregg Zachary
 GTD Charter Awards Selection Committee
Gary Grossman (Co-Chair)
Mary Jane Parmentier (Co-Chair)
Nalini Chhetri
Faheem Hussain

Nominations should be made to clearly describe how the nominee uniquely exemplifies the spirit and values of the ASU Charter, and which value of access, excellence, or impact they have demonstrated most strongly, if not all three.

Selection criteria will remain broad, allowing recognition of students who exemplify the ASU Charter in novel, unexpected, and serendipitous ways.

Criteria may include:

  • Access: Proactively contributing to increasing accessibility of undergraduate and graduate education for students from backgrounds and circumstances that may otherwise discourage pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees; proactively contributing to a culture of inclusivity and acceptance; proactively contributing to the success of fellow students; helping convey the accessibility of educational programs at ASU to audiences outside of the university.
  • Excellence: Excelling academically in their SFIS degree program; excelling in specific courses and programs of study and research, including the applied project, thesis or other capstone project, demonstrating exceptional academic, intellectual, personal, and/or professional growth within the program; making a critical contribution to excellence and achievement in group projects; contributing substantially to the achievements of peers; making substantial contributions to research projects led by others; excelling in work carried out as part of an internship.
  • Impact: Helping develop and implement innovative ways of connecting knowledge and understanding to broad and diverse audiences; contributing substantially to the success of others; translating applied project products into tangible public/community-relevant outputs; working with groups and communities outside the university to address specific issues and challenges; proactively working with others to demonstrably and directly address socially relevant issues through internships; demonstrating innovation in applying learning and opportunities to making a positive impact on communities and organizations.


Student Poster Information:

Undergraduate posters - Important dates:

 October 22 - Undergraduates need to register your poster information here by October 22.  

 November 19 - Submit your poster by noon on November 19 to elisha.thompson@asu.edu in the correct PDF format.   You will be responsible for the cost of printing the poster only if the submission is late.

Important information:

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

 Include the SFIS logo at https://brandguide.asu.edu/content/school-future-innovation-society.  

 Poster templates: Google Drive.

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

Graduate students - Submissions are modled after a professional conference.  Please submit a title and abstract here by October 26, 2018.  You will be notified by November 2nd if your poster is accepted.  Further instructions will be given at that time.