About Student Symposium

When are Symposium Applications Due?

Completed applications with faculty mentor signatures are due in the Office of Academic Affairs by date/time TBA.

When will I learn if my Application has been accepted?

Students will learn by the first week of April 2018 if their presentation has been accepted.

What do I get out of presenting at the Student Symposium?

There are many benefits to presenting. A presentation allows you to develop your oral communication skills. A presentation is also a good way to build your resume or graduate school application. A presentation allows you to develop your ideas by sharing your ideas with others.

How do I know if the kind of work I did is eligible for presentation?

Eligible presentations report, perform, or represent the outcome of substantial work by a student or a group of students. The work is a paper, artifact, or performance that can truly be called a creative achievement or work of original scholarship that can be shared with an audience of all disciplinary backgrounds.

Can I exhibit my work?

The Symposium currently doesn’t have a venue for exhibiting work. Instead, the Symposium encourages students who want to exhibit their work to offer an artist’s talk where they describe work and share photographs of their work.

Is ongoing work eligible for presentation, or is the symposium just for completed work?

Ongoing work may be presented, but it must be sufficiently far enough along so that your mentor will approve it.

How many presentations can I submit?

There is no limit on the number of applications for presentations that you can submit. We will try to accommodate all applications approved by faculty mentors. If we receive more than we can handle, we will give preference to maximize the number of students presenting.

What should I do to prepare my presentation?

Presentation styles vary across disciplines. Please speak with your mentor to learn the appropriate presentation style for your work.

What type of AV equipment can I plan on having?

We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please indicate your needs on the application. We will let you know if we cannot accommodate your needs.

Do I need to bring my own pushpins for my poster presentation?

We will supply you with pushpins.

What time can I set up my poster and when do I need to stand by my poster presentation for questions?

We will send you set-up instructions as we get closer to the Symposium. We do expect you to be standing by your poster from 6:15-7:45 p.m.

What are the dimensions for poster presentations?

Posters should be a maximum of 56 inches wide by 44 inches tall.