The 2014 Spotlight Symposium will be held in the Gateway Center on Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Posters will be on display from 10:00 on the 15th to 4:00pm on the 16th. Graduate poster presenters will be available to answer questions between 12:00 and 2:00pm on April 15th. Undergraduates will be available from 12:45-2pm (common hour) on Wednesday, April 16th in the Nifkin Alumni Lounge.
The poster sessions will be followed by a keynote lecture by ESF's own President, Dr. Quentin Wheeler, award ceremony, and reception. The festivities will begin at 3:00pm on Wednesday April 16th in Nifkin Alumni Lounge.
ESF's annual Spotlight Symposium is a dynamic forum where graduate and undergraduate students share the results of their research and community service projects. The Spotlight is a student poster session highlighting your scholarly efforts.
The Spotlight on Student Research and Outreach is your time to shine!
Abstracts may be submitted under "research," "outreach," or "class project" categories. Posters will primarily be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, particularly for posters resulting from class projects, only one to two posters per class may be selected if there are space constraints. Abstracts must include an informative title (200 character limit), a list of authors and their affiliations, and the following in the body of text (250 word limit):
Research abstracts: Rationale and objectives of study, key methods and results, main conclusions and implications.
Outreach abstracts: Objectives of activity, target audience, partners, and outcomes.
Abstracts should not include references or citations, and must be written using plain text (no special characters or formatting.) Abstracts should be reviewed and approved by a faculty advisor prior to submission. Ill-prepared submissions and those not conforming to guidelines will be rejected.
Graduate students will choose a time period they will be able to be present at their poster on Tuesday, April 15th. There are two time periods available: 12-1pm and 1-2pm.
Undergraduate students should plan to be at their posters from 12:45 to 2:00 (during the common hour), on Wednesday April 16th, assuming they do not have any conflicts with scheduled classes. Students must be present at their posters to be considered for an award.
Posters should be presented using a "Portrait" layout, with maximum dimensions of 36 inches wide by 48 inches tall. If you choose to present your poster using a "Landscape" layout, please note that posters can be no more than 36 inches wide.
For more information on producing and printing your posters for the event see the ITS links below:
Questions should be directed to Jessica Clemons, Chair of the Committee on Research
The Spotlight is organized by the Ad-Hoc Committee for Spotlight on Student Research, a sub-committee of the Faculty Governance Committee on Research (COR). The Committee would like to thank the campus departments and individuals that contributed funds for awards and supplies:
We would also like to express our gratitude to the Alumni, graduate students, and faculty who volunteered to judge the posters.