Joe Wong Poster Awards

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The SSRL Users' Executive Committee (SSRL UEC) is pleased to announce the creation of the Joe Wong Poster Awards.

The awards are made possible by support from long-time SSRL user Joe Wong, PhD, DSc, Fellow of the American Physical Society. "The modest gift is really a show of my appreciation towards this wonderful facility of yours, which I benefited so much from in the course of my research career."

The Poster Awards are established to promote multi-disciplinary interactions among the user community, to recognize the best poster presentations at the Annual Users' Conference, and specificaly to help students in preparing for the science careers. The poster awards are open to users of both the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) and the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).

Awards will be given to the most exciting, novel and compelling science as presented during the poster session. The poster competition will be judged by members of the SSRL Users' Executive Committee (SSRL UEC), LCLS Users' Executive Committee (LCLS UEC), and the Users' Conference Organizing Committee.

Three awards are planned: 

  • One $500 award for the best poster presentation by an undergraduate or graduate student (BS or PhD student user). It is hoped that the peer recognition of the student's outstanding accomplishments will help the recipient’s application for either graduate school, postdoctoral position or employment in their chosen scientific field.
  • Two $250 awards for two selected poster presenters at any stage of their research career and in any field. 

The SSRL UEC plans to kick off the Joe Wong Poster Awards during the next SSRL/LCLS Annual Users' Conference which will be held here October 5-7, 2016.

For more information, contact Cathy Knotts ( or Lisa Dunn ( ).


Register to participate in the Annual Users' Conference and present a poster. Students presenting posters get free registration at the annual users' conference! 


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