– All abstracts should be submitted online via
– Abstract submissions are limited to 300 words.
– All abstracts should be written with 1 inch margins all round, 12-pt font in Times New Roman, double space format.
– All abstracts should be submitted as .pdf files, with the following title format: PresentationType_AuthorLastName.pdf
Please note that,
– The Research Symposium will be held in the Graduate Life Center (GLC). All registrations will occur in the Multi-Purpose Room.
– All submitted work MUST communicate to a broader audience rather than your discipline and related fields. The judges may or may not be familiar with your area and must be able to understand your research clearly.
– Dress code for the Research Symposium is business casual.
– Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants, and coffee will be available throughout the day.
– During the poster sessions, the presenters will have a chance to discuss their work with the judges and interested colleagues.
– The maximum poster dimensions are 36” (height) by 48”(width) (appx. 80 cm x 120 cm).
– Poster boards and pushpins will be provided.
– The judges will evaluate the posters during the poster session.
– During the oral presentation sessions, authors will have a chance to discuss their research with the judges and interested colleagues.
– The presenters will have 10-15 minutes to discuss their research and 3-5 minutes take questions.
– Each oral presentation room will have a judge to facilitate the session.
– The presenters are expected to bring their presentations on a flash drive, as well as in their e-mails.
– During the conversation sessions, the authors will have a chance to discuss a research project that is currently in progress with colleagues and judges.
– The presenters will have 5-8 minutes to introduce their topic and 10-15 minutes to discuss the topic with the judges and their colleagues.
– Each roundtable discussion will have a judge who facilitates the discussion and provides feedback.
– The presenters are expected to prepare a list of questions and/or areas they would like to discuss upon.
– During the panel discussions, two or more authors will have a chance to present their research simultaneously and discuss with their colleagues and the judges.
– The panelists will have 5 minutes each to introduce their topic and 10-15 minutes to discuss the topic with their colleagues and the judges.
– A judge will be available in order to facilitate discussion and provide feedback.
Creative Installations (e.g. artwork, musical performances, etc.)
– Creative installations will be handled on a case-by-case basis, depending on the type of installation.
– All creative installations must be no more than 20 minutes in length (setup time not included) and be able to fit within one of the meeting rooms in the GLC.
– The review committee may request additional information (for example, a recorded demo may be requested for a musical performance).