The Stanley Nelson Roscoe Best Student Paper Award

The Stanley Nelson Roscoe Best Student Paper Award is intended to memorialize the contributions of Dr. Stanley Roscoe (1920-2007) to the early development of Aviation Psychology by recognizing exceptional accomplishment by a student in Aviation Psychology.

It is not widely known that Stan, as an undergraduate, majored in English. Because of that, or possibly despite it, he was devoted to both the written and the spoken word. Any student of Stan’s learned early that paragraphs were 100 words plus or minus ten. In advance of any scientific presentation, his students went through rigorous preparation in his office. Slides were to be sparse and presentations could not, under any circumstances, be read from prepared notes. The only concession to the nervous student fearing seizure in front of a first audience would be a few notes on the border of the slide. Stan would be delighted to know that Aviation Psychology, his primary scientific love, will reward its emerging scientists for presentation excellence in his name.

A panel of senior aviation psychologists will select an exceptional student paper presented at the symposium that best exemplifies the blending of scientific and practical contribution that exemplified Stan Roscoe’s own work. Up to six finalists will be selected based on the paper submissions. The finalists will be notified in early April and are requested to present their work (either a spoken presentation or a poster) to the panel of judges on Monday, prior to the main program that commences on Tuesday. A winner will be selected from among the finalists by the panel of judges. The winner will be announced during the Wednesday Banquet.

Registration fees will be rebated to all the student finalists. The winner will receive an additional waiver of registration fee for the next ISAP, a $300 cash prize, and a plaque. The rest of the finalists will receive $50 to help with travel costs.


  • To compete for the award the student must be the primary author of the paper, either as a solo author or as first author
  • The student must be an active student at the time the work was submitted to the symposium
  • The student must present the paper either as a spoken presentation or a poster, and submit a paper for the Proceedings.
  • At the time of the proposal submission the student must indicate that the proposal is a “Student Paper” to be considered for the Best Student Paper Award by checking the appropriate box during the submission process

2013 Stanley N. Roscoe Best Student Paper Competition Committee

Esa Rantanen, Chair, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Dennis Beringer, FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, USA
Matthew Brown, Carleton University, Canada
Key Dismukes, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Jonathan Histon, University of Waterloo, Canada
Richard Jensen, Founder of ISAP and ISAP Honorary Fellow, USA
Raymond King, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
John Reising, Wright State University, USA
Rene van Paassen Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Joel Warm, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

For more information, contact:

Pamela Tsang
(Program Co-Chair)
tel: +1 (937) 775-2469
fax: +1 (937) 775-3347

Department of Psychology
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45435
U. S. A.

Michael Vidulich
(Program Co-Chair)
tel: +1 (937) 255-8769
fax: +1 (937) 255-7596

Bldg 248, Rm 206
2255 H Street
Wright –Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7022
U. S. A.