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Environmental Summit Research Symposium

Minds-On Hands-On Original Research Projects

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Information for Students and Teachers

In an effort to provide the ESF in the High School students with a realistic professional experience, the Summit format will conform closely to that of a professional scientific meeting. We hope you and your students will find the experience exciting:

  • Keynote speaker
  • Poster session
  • Limited number of oral presentations
  • Professionally printed programs for participants
  • Online registration and abstract submissions
  • Awards for best presentations and posters

All students will be given the opportunity to share their research. To encourage excellence, there are only a limited number of oral presentations per school. Each school should rank and submit their top three student presenters along with two alternate presenters who will be able to present if time slots become available. The presentation format will be the same as in previous years: ten minutes per presentation with five minutes for audience questions and transition. Because of the full schedule, we will strictly enforce the time limit.

Posters should not be larger than 3 feet wide by 4 feet high. We highly encourage that posters are printed but handwritten designs will be accepted. Students should not use tri-fold science fair displays as they will not be able to be properly displayed on upright bulletin boards.

Abstracts for presentations and posters must be submitted by May 11th using this link.

All students who are not presenting orally are encouraged to develop individual/team research posters. The posters will be displayed in the Alumni Lounge (Marshall Hall) throughout the day and will also be judged.

Preliminary Schedule for the Environmental Summit
8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration/Check-In Baker Lab and Poster Setup in Room C Gateway Center
9:00 – 11:45 AM Student Presentations in Baker Laboratory Presentation Rooms
11:45 – 11:55 AM Transition to Gateway Center for Keynote Speaker (Judging of Posters)
11:55 – 12:15 AM Keynote Address
12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch and Poster Sessions (Mixer Style)

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For additional information contact:

Dr. Richard Beal
ESF Educational Outreach
(315) 470-6817


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