Student Chapter Competitions for Spring 2024

Student Chapter Competitions for Spring 2024

Organized by the SFB National Student Chapter

The SFB National Student Chapter is pleased to announce a series of new competitions for Student Chapters. Student Chapters can choose from the following list of competitions to host: (1) 3-Minute Thesis (“3MT”), (2) Virtual Poster, (3) Artistic Rendition of Research, and (4) Op-Ed Challenge. The 1st place winner at each competing university will receive a complimentary registration to their local 2024 Regional Symposia meeting.

Click HERE to view the rules and guidelines of each competition.

In addition, the winners of the Artistic Rendition of Research competition and Op-Ed Challenge will have the opportunity to have their work showcased in the SFB Biomaterials Forum. The National Student Chapter, along with an independent faculty panel, will select the top Op-Ed submission for publication in SFB Biomaterials Forum. The top Artistic Rendition will be featured on the front page of the SFB Biomaterials Forum. The judging rubrics outlined will be the same rubrics that will be used for judging by the National Student Chapter and faculty panel.


  • The Student Chapter must be registered and be in good standing with the Society for Biomaterials. (Should your institution need to renew, please reach out to Shena Seppanen at
  • Each institution may submit only one 1st place winner.
  • The 1st place winner must be an active student member of SFB.

Timeline and Submission

  • Now - July 14, 2024: Chapters hold local qualifying competitions
  • Now - July 15, 2024: Each Student Chapter will submit the name and email of the winner and a copy of their presentation/art/poster/etc to this Google Form.
  • August 1, 2024: The winners will be notified of their award.

Questions on the competitions may be directed to: