The Joe Beaton Student Poster Competition

Joe Beaton Poster Award Winners 2015

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:

  1. Only student posters are eligible for the competition.  Faculty may not co-author student posters.
  2. Posters should feature both text and graphics (unlike cartography which is almost exclusively graphics).
  3. Required elements include an abstract, data sources, findings, conclusions and a works cited section.
  4. Posters range in size from 2' x 3'  to 3' x 5' and may be mounted on a foam board or rolled.  Check the current conference website announcements for adjustments to this general guideline.
  5. Posters are judged during a 30 minute window in which student must be available to interact with judges.

See the webpage for the upcoming conference for additional details, and a call for posters.