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 financial support ($100) to attend the AES Annual Conference. In order for their presentation to be considered for the AES ‘Blue Fingers’ Student Award, students should submit their abstract to the ePoster session of SciX during the open call for abstracts. When submitting their abstract students must select the option regarding participation in the student AES poster competition in order to be eligible. The AES section chairs, Dr. Wenwan Zhong (Univ. of California, Riverside) and Dr. Aliaksei Boika (Univ. of Akaron), will coordinate the judging of the submitted applications. The ePoster of the winning student will be featured on the AES website.


Application Deadline: SEPTEMBER 10

Download the APPLICATION HERE and follow the instructions listed. 

2019 Recipient

Anna Nielsen, Brigham Young University

3D Printed Integrated Microfluidic Devices for Extraction, Fluorescence Labeling, and Separation of Preterm Birth Biomarkers

Anna is a Chemistry Ph.D. student at Brigham Young University studying microfluidics and 3D printing with Dr. Adam Woolley. She was born in Utah and received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from

Brigham Young University-Idaho. Anna is currently preparing to defend her dissertation and is currently starting up a business called Acrea 3D, which will market high resolution 3D printers for rapid prototyping and development of microfluidic devices. In her free time, Anna enjoys hiking, reading, and playing tennis.


2018 Claire V. Crowther

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