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We invite graduate students, faculty and community members to the 8th Annual Graduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. This event is an opportunity for graduate students of all disciplines to showcase and present their scholarly and creative works.

Graduate students of all disciplines and degree levels may present their in-progress or completed research from literature reviews, research projects, capstone projects, case studies, grant proposals, humanitarian trips, class papers, and other related scholarly or creative work.  Students may participate in one or more categories including: Poster PresentationOral Presentation, and/or Creative Works$1,000 prizes awarded in each category.

The Graduate Research Symposium would like to welcome Dr. Mustafa Mashal as this year's keynote speaker! Watch live on March 16th in the Ballroom at the Pond Student Union Building or click on the image of Dr. Mashal below to watch on YouTube live at 5:00 PM!

To submit your post submission, you can click on the Poster Submission Portal.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Poster Display

  • All posters will be displayed on television screens 54" x 30".

Dimensions & Construction

  • The recommended graphic poster size is 54” x 30”.
  • Download a copy to begin your presentation construction.

Format

  • Posters must be in JPEG or PNG format to be displayed on the screen.
  • The TV will not read PDF or PowerPoint format.

Submit Final Draft

  • Final posters are due Thursday, March 10, 2022 before midnight.
  • Upload your final draft through this submission form.

Tips

  • Selectively incorporate charts, graphs, photographs, key quotations, maps, etc.
  • Avoid using tables of data. Instead, try to illustrate your results with charts and graphs.
  • Avoid fuzzy images. Make sure all graphics are high-resolution.

Presentation and Judging

  • You will be expected to present a 2 minute elevator speech when judges come around.
  • There will be 2-3 judges per category that will evaluate your presentation.
  • Judges may walk around together or separately.
  • You may review the judging criteria.

If you are not sure how your poster will look as you are constructing it, you can stop by our office to view it on the screen. Bring your flash drive with your poster (jpeg,png) to our office in the Museum Building, Room 401.

Oral Presentation Guidelines

Presentation Length

  • You will be allocated 10 minutes for your presentation, with 2-3 minutes for questions from the audience.
  • There will be a moderator in the audience to notify you with “2 minute warning” and “time’s up” signs during your presentation.

Slides

  • You must bring your own slide presentation (if applicable) and upload to the computer prior to the start of the event session.
  • Give considerable thought to the design and preparation of your presentation so that it is effective and informative.

Presenting 

  • Please arrive at your session meeting room at least 15-20 minutes before the session begins to upload your slides and familiarize yourself with the computer set-up.

Judging

  • There will be 2-3 judges per category that will evaluate your presentation.
  • You may review the judging rubric.

Zoom Presentation Guidelines

Presentation Length

  • You will be allocated 10 minutes for your presentation, with 2-3 minutes for questions from the audience and judges.
  • There will be moderators in the audience to notify you with a “2 minute warning” in the personal chat zoom function before your 10 minute time is up. Please be mindful of your time, as we have a rigid schedule to follow. When your time is up, the moderator will interrupt and thank you for your presentation.

Slides

  • Give considerable thought to the design and preparation of your presentation so that it is effective and informative.
  • You must prepare your own slide presentation and share your computer screen at the start of your presentation time.

Presenting

  • To start, the moderator will give you zoom access to share your presentation slides.
  • Once your presentation is done, you will be asked to stop sharing your screen to prepare for the next presentation.

Judging

  • There will be 2-3 judges per category that will evaluate your presentation.
  •  You may review the judging rubric.

Zoom at Home

  • There are three factors to consider when selecting your location to ensure you are producing the best video possible: light, sound and background.
  • Here are some additional helpful tips for presenting at home.

Congratulations! We look forward to seeing you present at the symposium. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the Event Co-Chairs listed below.

 

Graduate Research Symposium Contact Information

Event Co-Chairs
Kathryn Wilson
kathrynwilson@isu.edu
(208) 282-3276

Angie Callaway
angiecallaway@isu.edu
(208) 282-2150

The Graduate School
gradschool@isu.edu
(208) 282-2150