AOCS Student ePoster Pitch Competition

AOCS Student ePoster Pitch Competition

The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is more than just a conference — it is a prime opportunity to advance your career and grow your network, all in one place. Professionals from all over the world come together online and in-person to share insights and perspectives while building new connections.

AOCS Student ePoster Pitch Competition

The Student ePoster Pitch Competition gives students researchers an opportunity to highlight their research achievements, and receive important feedback and recognition from industry leaders. And to win cash prizes!

All accepted ePoster abstracts submitted by students are automatically entered into the Student ePoster Pitch Competition.

Student researcher: Submit your abstract to the poster session in one of ten interest areas by February 14, 2022.

Interest areas:

Edible Applications Technology
Health and Nutrition
Industrial Oil Products
Lipid Oxidation And Quality
Protein and Co-Products
Surfactants and Detergents

Four students will be selected to give 5-minute oral presentations in each competition which will be broadcast live as a highlight of the meeting program, and on social media, during the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, May 1–4, 2022. After the presentations the audience will be encouraged to vote for their favorite pitch.

View examples of past contests on YouTube.

Please carefully review the Abstract Submission Guideline (PDF) for detailed instructions regarding poster abstract submission, ePoster preparation, and more. Be sure to indicate your status as a student during the poster abstract submission process.


The competition is open to individuals who are full-time students at the time of submission for work performed while enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree program.


If you have questions about the AOCS Student ePoster Pitch Competition, please contact Lauren Rohde at +1 217-693-4831 or

Sponsored by the AOCS Foundation

Supported by the AOCS Divisions


“AOCS staff members not only provided detailed support from the preparation to submission of my ePoster with some detail guidelines, but also provided a townhall meeting and email support, so I could come to AOCS without any anxiety.”
-Kazuki Shimizu, MS, Assistant Manager, Lion Corporation, Japan

“Participating in the maiden edition of the AOCS ePoster pitch competition was a wonderful experience. I look forward to an in-person experience in the 2022 AOCS Annual meeting & Expo!”
-Olamide S. Fadairo, MSc, PhD Student/ Research Assistant, University of Manitoba, Canada

“As an ePoster presenter, the submission and presentation process was very user-friendly for me. I hope to attend the annual meeting next year in person and network with many researchers.”
-Serap Vatansever, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, South Dakota State University, USA