What is a Research Symposium? It is an opportunity for graduate students to present what they have learned through their academic experiences to a larger audience.
Benefits for Presenters Present research to larger audience Contribute to professional growth Enhance presentations skills Build resume or CV Network with academic community Gain feedback and ideas on where to go next with your research Represent your program to the university community
General Conference Etiquette Conduct yourself in a professional manner ◦ Turn off cell phones ◦ Be punctual for your presentation or performance ◦ Respect others while they are presenting or performing ◦ Do not enter the room during another participant's presentation or performance
Types of Presentations Creative Performances Original Work Performance Oral Presentations Poster Presentations Research Project Literature Review
Poster Judging Criteria Posters will be judged in a session without presenters Presenters will not be judged on how they respond to questions from the judges. Will be judged on: Abstract Display appearance Content Organization
Creative Performance Judging Criteria Abstract Impact and Delivery Poise, engagement with audience Technical Ability i.e. Projection, pitch/tuning, rhythm Content
Helpful Hints for Abstracts Your abstract and description of work are part of the judging process Acronyms – be sure to define them the first time they are used, then abbreviate Make your work as understandable and accessible as possible to a broad academic audience without sacrificing its disciplinary rigor. Check for spelling errors and typos – lead to points taken off
Poster Presentations: Who Presents? Anyone whose message is better conveyed in print
Poster Categories Research - Classic poster with literature review, methods, findings conclusions based on findings Project - a description of an activity. May not contain findings/results or a conclusion based on findings Literature Review/Review Paper - a review and analysis of existing literature, perhaps to make a point. May not contain process/methods.
Consult faculty member in your department for format help Presentation expectations vary by discipline -For example: in Biology the results section must be prominently near the top of the poster Poster Formatting
Poster Presentation Guidelines Posters set up between 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Specific location of poster assigned at check-in Posters must fit in the 4’ x 4’ poster board panel Display panels, push pins, and music stands for handouts are provided by Graduate College
Poster Presentation Guidelines Targeted towards broad academic audience Presenters are encouraged to be available between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. for public viewing Handouts are encouraged
Helpful Hints for Poster Displays Incorporate appropriate graphics Label or describe any charts, tables, figures, graphs, or photos Do Not post Power Point slides Check out the Workshop page online
Poster Printing Resources on Campus The College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences (CHAS) Prints Posters $25 for students not in a program in the CHAS Payable by cash or check Free for students in a program in CHAS PDF or Power Point format only Recommended deadline to submit: Tuesday, March 13 th Email poster as attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring a flashdrive email@example.com Wright 206 Questions: email or call 273-5809 or stop by Wright 206 CSBS Poster Printing Students in a CSBS program will be able to print their posters for free; they will just need to fill out the request form at least a week in advance. Request Form: http://www.csbs.uni.edu/tech/labs/posters.html
Who Presents Oral Presentations? Anyone whose message is better conveyed when spoken rather than in print If you’re not sure on format, consult with faculty
Locations – Maucker Union Presidential Room State College Room Oak Room
Oral Presentations: General Guidelines 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. 13 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to check in The Graduate College will try to accommodate class schedules as much as possible in scheduling presentations
Technology Not mandatory to use technology Use it to enhance the presentation Available for use Computer Projector/ Screen Power Point version 2010
Helpful Hints for Oral Presentations Attire should be appropriate and professional Be sure you have practiced and are prepared Make eye contact and speak confidently slowly Use Power Point to enhance your presentation, don’t read from it Welcome to bring in other options for visual aid such as handouts, or single posters Be sure to present the most relevant and important issues, don’t try to present everything
Who Presents Creative Performances? Showcase disciplines, specialties, and skills outside more formal research 2010 performances included Small Ensembles Solos Short Story Reading Creative Monologue
Creative Performances begin at 6:00 pm Davis Hall: Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Performances are Free and Open to the Public
Information for Presenters… Up to 10 minutes long Two Categories Original Work Performance Check in 30 minutes before scheduled performance time Schedule will be determined after all registrations are complete
Information for presenters… Due to the varied nature of creative performances, if you have additional questions please speak with a graduate assistant after this presentation.
Presentation of Awards Awards will be presented to: Winners in each Poster Category Winners in each Oral Presentation Room Winners in each Creative Performance Category Prize amounts to be determined Dr. Licari will notify winners through email and prize amount will be credited to students’ university accounts
How to Begin Prepare your registration form Meet with faculty member to sign-off on the form Submit registration to firstname.lastname@example.org@uni.edu Encourage peers to participate Invite faculty, staff, friends, family, and peers!
Remember… Registration forms must be completed and submitted no later than February 20th, 2012 Registration Form: ◦ http://www.grad.uni.edu/graduate-student- symposium http://www.grad.uni.edu/graduate-student- symposium Submit forms to email@example.com