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Present your research to an audience of faculty and student peers at this annual event. This event allows you to present posters on research and creative endeavors to an audience of your faculty and student peers.
Registration has been closed
The deadline to register was February 7, 2020.
First impressions are crucial; that is why your abstract is so important as this is the first time the abstract review team and faculty judges will see your project. Make sure your summary is written and accessible to a general audience of educated and interested non-specialists. Every academic discipline has different disciplinary standards, so make sure to include the standards that apply to your discipline while writing your abstract. Keep in mind that your abstract should consist of a description of your project and a statement of why your project is important. Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words to give a brief overview. See the Abstract Guidelines.
We provide templates for you to get your poster started including files for InDesign [INDD], Illustrator [AI], and PowerPoint [PPTX]. For more information see our developing a good poster presentation [PPTX].Posters need to follow these requirement:
- Size (40 inches x 24 inches),
- ½ inch border around the poster,
- Horizontal or vertical layout, and
- Abstract is optional on the poster
If you need help with the design of your poster, Studio M is ready to assist you. You must have your faculty mentor preview your final poster before submitting it for printing. Posters in the form of PDF must be submitted even if you do not want to avail the printing services. Submit your poster as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline.
2020 Symposium Checklist
Download the Symposium Checklist [DOCX].
December 10, 2019—Registration OpensWhat you will need to complete the 2020 Symposium Registration Form:
- Lead presenter and co-presenter's information
- Faculty mentor’s information
- Faculty-mentor approved abstract
- Abstract Guidelines [DOCX]: Maximum 500 words
Poster presentation time slot availability on Friday, March 27, 2020
Start working on your Poster Design
January 13, 2020—Spring classes begin
February 7, 2020
Registration closes, no late submissions accepted.
February 10 to February 14
Abstract review team reviews submissions
February 17 to February 21Review results and feedback on abstracts e-mailed to you and your faculty mentor.
To revise your abstract, follow these steps:
- Consult your faculty mentor on the suggestions from the review team
- Revise your abstract, if necessary
- Get the revised abstract approved by your faculty mentor
- Copy faculty mentor in the email you send with revised abstract OR
- Faculty mentor can e-mail your abstract
Submit revised abstract via email to: SRSymposium@pfw.eduStart working on your poster:
- We provide templates for you to get your poster started including files for InDesign [INDD], Illustrator [AI], and PowerPoint [PPTX]. For more information see our developing a good poster presentation [PPTX].
- For technical help, schedule an appointment or drop-in at Studio M
February 25 & February 26
Preparation workshop with Purdue University Fort Wayne facultyConverting your research into a poster presentation:
- Plan to attend one of the sessions
- Tuesday, February 25th 12 p.m.–1 p.m.
- Lead by Dr. Suzanne LaVere from the History department and Dr. Noor Borbieva of the Anthropology Department
- Wednesday, February 26th 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
- Lead by Dr. Steve Stevenson of the Chemistry Department and Professor James Gabbard from the Art and Design department.
- Location: Honors Center
- Size (40 inches x 24 inches)
- ½ inch border around the poster
- Horizontal or vertical layout
- Abstract is optional on the poster
Submitting your research poster:
- Save your poster as a PDF before emailing it to SRSymposium@pfw.edu.
- It is a must to email your poster PDF.
You may submit your poster PDF any time before March 18, 2020 to: SRSymposium@pfw.edu.
March 2—Final abstracts due.
- Final faculty mentor-approved abstract due.
- If not approved by the faculty mentor, the original abstract will be used in the Symposium proceedings.
March 9–March 13—Spring Break
March 16 (week of)—Judging sessions emailed to presenters and judges
Wednesday, March 18—Poster PDFs due
- Check size, layout, and format before submitting it.
- Ask your faculty mentor to preview your poster before it is submitted.
Submit your poster PDF via email to SRSymposium@pfw.edu.
Pick up posters in Kettler Hall 261Times to pick up:
- Monday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Tuesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Note: If you are unable to pick up your poster during the scheduled dates, please make alternate arrangements for someone to pick it up for you. It is your responsibility to pick up your poster.
Friday, March 27, 2020
23rd Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium
Location: Purdue University Fort Wayne Skybridge and the Learning Commons in Helmke Library (2nd floor)Registration: 7:30 p.m.–8:30 a.m.
- You are required to check-in at the registration table and set up your poster during the registration period. If you are unable to do so, please make arrangements for someone to register and set up your poster.
- Remember to bring your poster with you.
- It is your responsibility to know what time you will present to the judges.
- 2020 Judging Criteria [DOCX]
- Support Your Research
- Office of Sponsored Programs
- Honors Program
- Helmke Library
- Academic Affairs—University Research and Innovation
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