Maria ThiryMay 3, 2024 Press Release

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 6, 2024 – Entries are being sought for the 2024 Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition. The oral portion of the competition will be held during the Fall Committee Meetings in November in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. A completed official entry form must be submitted by May 15, 2024. 

Interested in submitting an entry form? Visit www.aatcc.org/gradpaper today!

The Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition aims to enhance the textile education experience for student members of AATCC. The intent is to encourage independent student research both within the USA and Internationally. Students who are working on research regarding application of colorants, chemicals, and polymers or textile design and coloration, chemical processes, and materials of importance to the textile industry are eligible to submit an entry.

Graduate student entries must include work completed as a graduate. All papers will be prescreened by the competition chair to ensure that they meet 60% of the written evaluation total (maximum points achievable on the written manuscript are 120). The length of the paper shall not exceed 10 pages. The 10-page limitation includes all text, figures, tables, references, and other matter in the paper. The top four entries will have 15 minutes to present their paper on-site at the AATCC Fall Research Committee Meetings. Graduate students are required to present their research in-person at the Fall Research Committee Meetings to be considered for the competition. Previously published papers are not eligible for entry into the competition.

Graduate students will be judged based on their paper and on-site oral presentation. The student may seek the advice of persons in industry or academia, but the preponderance of the work should belong to the student and the role of these academic or industrial advisors, or any other nonstudent must be no more than advisory. Therefore, nonstudents can only be listed on the byline as co-author with a notation in parenthesis that the nonstudent was an advisor to the work. A project and appropriate results may be submitted by any graduate student who is a member of AATCC.

Cash prizes are awarded to winning entries. The first-place prize is $1,000.00, second place is $ 800.00, and third place is $ 600.00. All prizes will be awarded in USD.

The deadline to complete your official entry form is May 15, 2024. The final date for acceptance of papers is June 26, 2024. You cannot submit a paper without first submitting an official entry form. Papers arriving later than June 26, 2024, are not eligible for consideration in the competition.

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