AES Blue Fingers Student Award

The AES Student Award recognizes the most outstanding student paper submitted for the AES Annual Conference by a graduate student at the time of application. The award recipient needs to be an AES member will receive a cash award ($500). In order for their presentation to be considered for the AES ‘Blue Fingers’ Student Award, students should submit their abstract as an oral type, oral-or-poster type, or a poster type to an AES session during the SciX open call for abstracts. The awardee will give a 20 minute oral presentation at the AES Annual Conference.

*In the event of an all online conference, or if the awardee is unable to attend SciX in person, the amount of the award may be reduced to cover only the registration fees.


Please submit your application for 2024 AES Blue Fingers Award (BFA).

Applications must be submitted to the link above. The submission deadline is 7 days a after the SciX poster submission deadline. Since for 2024 the poster deadline is August 12, then the submission deadline for the BFA is August 19, 2024. This deadline applies to the application by the student and also to the letters of recommendation.

A group of judges selected by AES will judge the submitted applications. The awardee will be notified as soon as possible once the winner has been selected.

2023 Recipient

2023 Negar Farhang Doost


2022 Md. Nazibul Islam

2021 James Hagan

2020 Nicole Hill

2019 Anna Nielsen

2018 Claire V. Crowther

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