Juan Castro, University of South Florida - Graduate - STEM 1st
Faris Almansour, New Mexico State University - Graduate - STEM 2nd
Kevin Mis Solval, Louisiana State University - Graduate - STEM 3rd
Maria Solano, New Mexico State University Undergraduate - Math & Science 3rd
Neel Shah, Northeastern University - Undergraduate - Engineering & Technology 2nd
Cody Gonzalez, University of California, Riverside - Undergraduate - Engineering & Technology 3rd
Nathalie Fuentes, Iowa State University - Undergraduate - Math & Science 1st
Adolfo Rodriguez, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Undergraduate - Math & Science 2nd
Verenice Mojica, University of California, Irvine - Undergraduate - Engineering & Technology 1st
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Research Papers Competition

Each year at the HENAAC Conference, college students and graduating high school seniors have the opportunity to showcase their latest research findings through a poster presentation to STEM professionals.  Students are encouraged to present unclassified research  - dissertation, thesis, senior project, or co-op, internship or research experiences.  This is an opportunity to further enhance your job search as competition judges may also be looking for technical talent for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment.  Aside from the opportunity to earn a monetary prize, networking and possible employment are an added benefit to participating.


Must be from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group

College students must be pursuing full-time studies in a related science, technology, engineering, math or health discipline at a college/university in the U.S./U.S. territories

High school students must be graduating high school seniors from the local conference area

Poster Presentation Schedule:

  • Undergraduates: Friday, October 20; 3PM - 6PM
  • Graduate Students & High School: Saturday, October 21; 9AM - 12PM

All poster presentations must be set-up by 2PM on Friday, October 20.  

Submission & Registration Deadlines:

You must register and pay your conference fees for your abstract to be considered for the Research Posters Competition.  If you are not selected to participate in the competition, your conference registration fees will be fully refunded.

  • September 8, 2017 (if you want to also be considered for a travel grant).. 
  • September 22, 2017 (If you do not want to be considered for a travel grant).



Further information for judges will be posted here.  In the meantime, if you are interested in serving as a judge for either or both the undergraduate and graduate student session at the HENAAC Conference, please contactposters@greatmindsinstem.org

Contact Information - For further information, please contact posters@greatmindsinstem.org