Become a Judge/Mentor and/or Abstract Reviewer

                                                  Thanks to Nelson Rico Gutierres

Abstract Reviewer Information


Abstract reviewers should meet the following qualifications:

  • Hold a PhD
  • Profile: Create or update your SACNAS profile

Abstract Review Periods:

Spring Review: TBD

Summer Review: TBD

Abstract Review Process:

  • A SACNAS pre-conference opportunity
  • Online application review process via Confex
  • You will be assigned approximately 15 - 20 abstracts in your discipline
  • All abstracts are evaluated using common criteria and are either accepted or rejected
  • In April, you will receive an email with further instructions and access to the on-line review site, Confex
  • For your contribution, abstract reviewers are included in the abstract volume for recognition

Oral and Poster Presentation Judge/Mentor Information


Judges/Mentors should meet the following qualifications:

  • Hold a PhD or be Masters level degree OR hold a Bachelor's degree with extensive professional experience*
    • Note: Students in a Master or PhD programs are not eligible until degree completion
  • Have previous experience in judging/mentoring in similar events
  • Profile: Create or update your SACNAS profile
  • Must be registered for the national conference to participate as a judge/mentor
    • Important Note: You can sign up as a judge/mentor before registering for the national conference

*Interested judges/mentors with a Bachelor's degree please contact Kateryna Poradiuk prior to submitting your application. 

Conference Judge/Mentor On-site: October 13-15, 2016

  • A SACNAS on-site conference opportunity
  • Oral Presentations
    • Oral presentations range from 3-5 student presentations per room
  • Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Presentations
    • Each student is judged
    • As a judge/mentor, you may receive approximately four to five students
  • All presentations are evaluated using common criteria and indicators of success
  • In appreciation of your contribution, judges/mentors will receive a letter of appreciation and a press release via the SACNAS e-newsletters

*Important Note: SACNAS cannot provide registration waivers for judges/mentors for the 2016 SACNAS National Conference.

For additional information as an abstract reviewer or judge please contact Kateryna Poradiuk at 1-877-SACNAS-1.