One Health Day Student Involvement

Student poster session: Call for abstracts

Scholarships awarded for each division

To inspire the next generation of scientists, doctors and veterinarians, high school and college students (undergraduate and graduate) are encouraged to present a research poster and compete for cash scholarships at the upcoming KC One Health Day.


Submit an abstract

Kansas State University Olathe, BioNexus KC, KU Medical Center and KU Edwards Campus are hosting a Kansas City One Health Day as part of International One Health Day on Nov. 1, 2022. College and high school students are invited to submit an abstract for a poster presentation.

As part of this event, students may compete for cash scholarship awards (high school: $200, undergraduate: $300, graduate: $400) by presenting their research in person, whether it be from a bench, clinical or literature review experience, with projects from a previous competition allowed. Any One Health research topic is acceptable. One Health topics might include, but are not limited to, emerging infectious diseases, food safety and security, antimicrobial resistance, invasive species, environmental pollution and loss of biodiversity.

This year's theme is Microplastics: Small Particles. Big Impact.


Poster Competition timeline

  1. Register to attend at
    1. Enter code STUDENT for free tickets.
  2. Submit a title and abstract of no more than 250 words to Sharon Newman at The deadline is Oct. 18, 2022.
  3. Review and notification of abstract acceptance sent no later than Oct. 27, 2022.
  4. Arrival and poster setup is from 1-1:30 p.m. on Nov. 1.
  5. Poster judging is from 2-2:45 p.m. on Nov. 1.
  6. Scholarship winners will be awarded at closing at 4:45 p.m.
    1. Winners will be expected to deliver a one-minute "elevator pitch" to the audience upon acceptance of their award.
    2. Poster presenters are expected to stay until the event ends.
  7. Poster viewing during reception. Posters can be dismantled and taken at the conclusion.


Poster session

Selected presenters will be notified on Oct. 27. The posters may take the form of dry research (literature review) or wet research. Posters should be freestanding and are suggested to be trifold, floor or tabletop versions, no larger than 4 ft. by 6 ft. Posters will be judged during the event and a cash scholarship will be awarded for the winning poster in each division (high school: $200, undergraduate: $400, graduate: $400).

To prepare for the poster session, students are encouraged to use the following resources:

  • How to develop a research topic
  • How to make your poster using PowerPoint
  • Tips for great posters, and how to "work the crowd"



Students receive free registration to the event by using the promo code STUDENT on the One Health Day registration page.



  • Sharon Newman, executive assistant and office manager at BioNexus KC, at or call 816-753-7700
  • Martha Nowak, K-12 engagement coordinator, at or call 913-307-7321