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Environmental Summit Research SymposiumMinds-On Hands-On Original Research Projects

Abstracts for presentations and posters must be submitted by May 10th, 2019 using this link.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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 36 inches wide by 48 inches high. Posters should not be laminated or mounted on foam as this makes them hard to hang. 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. Posters can be printed using a large format printer that can found at many schools, BOCES offices, copy centers and even online.

All students who are not presenting orally are encouraged to develop individual/team research posters. The posters will be displayed in the Gateway Center meeting rooms throughout the morning 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)

Event and Bus Parking Map Schools will drop students at Gateway and park buses in Standart Lot.

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For additional information contact:

Ann Moore, Director
Maura H. Stefl, Administrative Staff Assistant
Office of Experiential Learning and Outreach
(315) 470-6811