Spotlight on Student Research

April 25, 2017

The 2017 Spotlight Symposium will be held in the Gateway Center on Tuesday April 25th from 12-2pm.

Proposals will be accepted until Tuesday, April 18.

The Graduate Student Association and Undergraduate Student Association have organized an effort to have graduate student posters competitively judged.  (Prize amounts are as follows: $100 for first place, $50 for second, $25 for third.)

There will also be an opportunity for undergraduates to have their posters non-competitively evaluated by GSA volunteers. 

Graduate students who wish to have their posters competitively judged (or  undergraduates who wish to have their posters non-competitively evaluated) must indicate this on the abstract submission form.


Abstracts are required for submission and to guarantee space in the poster session.  Student information and abstracts will be compiled into a symposium proceedings document and published online at:

Late submissions may not be included in the proceedings. 

Poster Requirements

Posters should be presented in a format large enough to contain all the important components in a highly readable manner. Typical dimensions are landscape layouts of 36 inches wide by 24 inches tall or portrait layouts that have maximum dimensions of 36 inches wide by 48” inches tall. Posters should not be more than 48” wide as they will not fit on the poster displays in the Gateway Center.

For more information on producing and printing your posters for the event see:

Questions should be directed to John Wasiel of the Committee for the Student Spotlight on Research. 

Event Details

Posters should be hung between 9-11am.  Some attendees enjoy visiting the posters before interacting with authors, so please allow at least one hour before the event begins.

Students should plan to be at their posters during 12-2pm, if possible.  Attendees will enjoy hearing about your experience.  If you cannot attend you are still welcome to display your poster. Dress is business/business casual.

If you want to keep your poster, please remove it before 4pm on April 25th.  Posters left hanging after 4pm will be taken down and delivered to the author’s departments.


The Spotlight is organized by the Ad-Hoc Committee for Spotlight on Student Research, a sub-committee of the Academic Governance Committee on Research (COR).

We would also like to express our gratitude to the, graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty for contributing to this event.  Without your work there would be no event!

About Spotlight

ESF's annual Spotlight Symposium is a dynamic forum where graduate and undergraduate students share the results of their research. The Spotlight is a student poster session highlighting your scholarly efforts.

The Spotlight on Student Research is your time to shine!


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