This competition is open to any Hispanic who has completed a thesis that focuses on Food and the Agricultural Sciences, between December 2010 and August 30, 2011. Theses are eligible if they are in domains related to the USDA priority areas, including
- Food Safety
- Climate Change
- Sustainable Energy
- Childhood Obesity
The top three winners will be invited and sponsored to attend the 7th Annual AAHHE National Conference (March 8-10, 2012) in Costa Mesa, California to present their theses and receive their award, as well as participate in a Career Preparation Institute. The first place winner will receive an award of $3,000, the second place winner will receive $2,000, and the third place winner will receive $1,000.
Deadline to submit a thesis abstract for the competition: September 30, 2011, 5pm CST.
For additional details concerning the requirements and regulations, please refer to the AAHHE website.