SFIS Semiannual School Awards & Poster Jamboree

2019 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.

2019 SFIS Spring School Awards

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.

2019 SFIS Staff Impact Award
Annually recognizes an SFIS staff member for their substantial impact towards SFIS’s vision and mission.

2019 SFIS Staff Challenge Award
Annually recognizes an SFIS staff member for an outstanding performance in the face of a challenge.

Spring 2019 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 Graduate Achievement Awards
Awarded to student each year for outstanding personal achievement within their degree program (HSD, MSTP, GTD). While this 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 achievement against personal objectives, goals, and hurdles, and not achievement compared to others in the program. Recipients are nominated 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 are nominated and selected by an ad-hoc committee. 

SFIS Graduate Achievement Awards

Awarded to student each year for outstanding personal achievement within their degree program (HSD, MSTP, GTD). While this 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 achievement against personal objectives, goals, and hurdles, and not achievement compared to others in the program.
HSD Personal Achievement Award
MSTP Personal Achievement Award
GTD Personal Achievement Award

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.

Nominations open March 1, 2019 and must be submitted by 5 pm, Friday, March 22, 2019

Nominations for the SFIS Graduate Achievement Awards and Champion of the Future Award may be submitted by faculty, staff, and students in the SFIS degree programs including self-nominations, and should include supporting evidence which describes their relevant achievement(s).

Nominations for the Graduate Achievement Awards will be reviewed by their corresponding degree program committees.

Champion of the Future Award nominations will be reviewed by an adhoc award committee.

Award recipients will be announced at the SFIS Semiannual Jamboree and Annual Spring School Awards presentation on April 25, 2019.

SFIS Spring School Award Nominations

Student Poster Information:

Undergraduate posters - Important dates:

March 15 - Undergraduates need to register your poster information here by March 15.  

April 16 - Submit your poster by noon on April 16 to elisha.thompson@asu.edu in the correct PDF format.   You will be responsible for the cost of printing your 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 modeled after a professional conference.  Please submit a title and abstract here by March 15, 2019.  You will be notified by March 22 if your poster is accepted.  Further instructions will be given at that time.