AMS 2020 Student Information

Awards for Student Presentations

Constance Boone Award for Best Student Presentation

Every year the American Malacological Society hosts a competition for the best student presentation made at the Society’s annual meeting. Winners receive the Constance Boone award. The award is named for the late Constance Boone, a past president of the Society, past president of the Houston Conchological Society, and co-editor of Texas Conchologist. As a long-time associate in the Malacology Department of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and a strong supporter of students, Constance was a vital force in American Malacology.

Competitors for the award:

May have graduated from a degree-granting program within the six months immediately prior to the meeting’s registration deadline.

Must be the primary author of the contribution and a co-author (normally the major advisor) must provide a statement that the student completed the majority of the research. 

Must be a member of AMS. To become a member of AMS, please click here.

To be considered for the award, students must indicate their desire to be judged when submitting their abstract. 

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