Student / Intern Competition


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The Henry M. Lawicki Student/Intern Competition is a regular part of the ANNUAL MEETING of the Illinois Mosquito and Vector Control Association (IMVCA) held in November each year. In past years, up to $500 in cash prizes have been awarded to winners.

Criteria: The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in public or private schools and to interns of Local Health Departments or Mosquito Abatement Districts. The topic can address any area of mosquito, tick, or other vector biology, ecology, and relationships to disease or control.

Students/Interns can present a talk or poster in the competition. There will be cash awards and framed mosquito artwork for winning participants. Registration is waived for student presenters of talks and posters.

Presentations: On the morning of the first day of the annual meeting, entrants present a ten-minute talk about their topic. Or they can present a poster throughout the morning with opportunities to interact with attendees during scheduled breaks.

After presenting, we encourage students/interns to stay for the meeting and other activities including meals. This gives students valuable time to network and learn more about vector research and control

Requirements: Students who are presenting must register for the meeting

1) Find details on registering for the meeting (free for student presenters!) and reserving a hotel room at the Annual Meeting page.

2) If you are ready to register your talk or poster please visit the Call for Presentations page and provide details.

3) If you have any questions, please contact the IMVCA Secretary.