Student Competition

Masters and PhD students are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration in the AETE Student Competition.


  • The experimental data presented in the abstract must be original and must have been gathered during the student’s degree program. 
  • The student must be the first author and must be (or have been) a student during the calendar year of the annual meeting.
  • Entries are judged by the members of the board on the quality of the abstract, and no more than five will be chosen for further competition. Selection criteria can be found here.
  • The abstract submitter will be informed on whether their abstract has been selected as one of the last five finalist for the Student Competition by the end of June.
  • These five student finalists shall present their work at the AETE annual meeting in poster and oral (10 minutes + 5 minutes for questions) format and they will be judged by the Student Competition Jury on the quality of their poster and oral presentation.
  • A first-place winner for student competition will be awarded a cash prize of 750 € and complementary registration for the next AETE meeting.  
  • Students whose abstracts are not among the five selected for oral presentation have to present their data in the poster session. 
  • Previous first-place award winners are not eligible to compete.