Three female and one male students pose for a group photo at the UMass Lowell Student Research Symposium

About - Deadlines & Schedule

Ways to Participate

Students can participate in this year's symposium in a couple of different ways:
  1. Poster Presentation Competition - This three minute judged presentation requires students to communicate their research confidently and concisely with only one slide. A brief, two-minute question and answer session will follow each presentation. Cash prizes will be awarded to top presenters.  Read more about the Poster Presentation Competition here.
  2. Reception and Poster Session - The poster session and reception provides a more casual way for students to share their research with peers, faculty, and industry experts. This session will take place during the reception. While there will not be a formal judging process with cash prizes for the poster session,there will be "fan favorite" voting along with prizes for those posters garnering the most votes. Read more about the Reception and Poster Session here.
** Please note that students are invited and encouraged to participate in both the formal competition and reception.

Important Dates and Deadlines - ALL PARTICIPANTS

Fri., April 1, 5 p.m. - Abstracts Due
Fri., April 8, 11 p.m. - Posters Due to Vice Provost For Research Office (in .ppt or .pdf format)
Fri., April 15, 5 p.m. - Deadline to pick up posters at Vice Provost for Research Office (located in Cumnock 109).
Tues., April 19 - 19th Annual Student Symposium, ICC

Event Schedule

The symposium will kick off at noon with judged poster sessions. Each college will have winners announced for best poster based on number of submissions (at least one winner for each college, but could be more based on number of submissions for each college). The symposium is a showcase of the finest scholarly and creative work on campus, and as such, should be regarded as a professional commitment. Students planning on participating must be able to attend the event to present their poster. 

Tentative Schedule of Events
11-11:45 a.m. - Check-In for Students Participating in Poster Presentation Competition
Noon-2 p.m. - Judged Poster Presentation Sessions 
1:30-2:15 p.m. - Check-In for Students Participating in Poster Reception
2:30-5 p.m. - Reception
3:15 p.m. - Poster Presentation Winners Announced by College

4:15 p.m. - Fan Favorite Winners Announced 

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