The Joe Beaton Student Poster Award carries the name of the late Joe Beaton, who received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1994 and a Friend of Geography Award in 1997. Beaton, who taught at the California State Polytechnic Institute at Pomona, worked hard to stimulate students to observe and participate in the world. Never known for timidity, he taught with a bravado and energy that inspired students and colleagues alike.
There are three awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) awarded in two categories (graduate and undergraduate).
Specific details are available at the conference website each spring, but in general the rules are as follows:
See the webpage for the upcoming conference for additional details, and a call for posters.