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Graduate Student Research Symposium Sponsored by the UNI Graduate College Information Session. Created by Graduate College Graduate Assistants. 5 th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Tuesday, March 27 th , 2012 Maucker Union Ballroom & Conference Rooms

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graduate student research symposium sponsored by the uni graduate college information session

Graduate Student Research SymposiumSponsored by the UNI Graduate CollegeInformation Session

Created by Graduate College

Graduate Assistants

5 th annual graduate student research symposium
5th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Maucker Union Ballroom & Conference Rooms

Poster Presentations: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Oral Presentations: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Davis Hall,

Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

Creative Performances: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

what is a research symposium
What is a Research Symposium?
  • It is an opportunity for graduate students to present what they have learned through their academic experiences to a larger audience.
benefits for presenters
Benefits for Presenters
  • Present research to larger audience
  • Contribute to professional growth
  • Enhance presentations skills
  • Build resume or CV
  • Network with academic community
  • Gain feedback and ideas on where to go next with your research
  • Represent your program to the university community
general conference etiquette
General Conference Etiquette
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner
    • Turn off cell phones
    • Be punctual for your presentation or performance
    • Respect others while they are presenting or performing
    • Do not enter the room during another participant's presentation or performance
types of presentations
Types of Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • Research
  • Project
  • Literature Review

Oral Presentations

  • Creative Performances
    • Original Work
    • Performance
poster judging criteria
Poster Judging Criteria
    • Posters will be judged in a session without presenters
    • Presenters will not be judged on how they respond to questions from the judges.
  • Will be judged on:
    • Abstract
    • Display appearance
    • Content
    • Organization
oral presentation judging criteria
Oral Presentation Judging Criteria
  • Abstract
  • Organization
  • Content
  • Delivery
creative performance judging criteria
Creative Performance Judging Criteria
  • Abstract
  • Impact and Delivery
    • Poise, engagement with audience
  • Technical Ability
    • i.e. Projection, pitch/tuning, rhythm
  • Content
helpful hints for abstracts
Helpful Hints for Abstracts
  • Your abstract and description of work are part of the judging process
  • Acronyms – be sure to define them the first time they are used, then abbreviate
  • Make your work as understandable and accessible as possible to a broad academic audience without sacrificing its disciplinary rigor.
  • Check for spelling errors
  • and typos – lead to
  • points taken off
poster presentations who presents
Poster Presentations: Who Presents?
  • Anyone whose message is better conveyed in print
poster categories
Poster Categories
  • Research - Classic poster with literature review, methods, findings conclusions based on findings
  • Project - a description of an activity. May not contain findings/results or a conclusion based on findings
  • Literature Review/Review Paper - a review and analysis of existing literature, perhaps to make a point. May not contain process/methods.
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Poster Formatting
  • Consult faculty member in your department for format help
  • Presentation expectations vary by discipline
    • For example: in Biology the results section must be prominently near the top of the poster
poster presentation guidelines
Poster Presentation Guidelines
  • Posters set up between 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Specific location of poster assigned
  • at check-in
  • Posters must fit in the 4’ x 4’ poster
  • board panel
        • Display panels, push pins, and music stands for handouts are provided by Graduate College
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Poster Presentation Guidelines
  • Targeted towards broad academic audience
  • Presenters are encouraged to be available between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. for public viewing
  • Handouts are encouraged
helpful hints for poster displays
Helpful Hints for Poster Displays
  • Incorporate appropriate graphics
  • Label or describe any charts, tables, figures, graphs, or photos
  • Do Not post Power Point slides
  • Check out the Workshop page online
poster printing resources on campus
Poster Printing Resources on Campus
  • The College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences (CHAS) Prints Posters
    • $25 for students not in a program in the CHAS
      • Payable by cash or check
    • Free for students in a program in CHAS
    • PDF or Power Point format only
    • Recommended deadline to submit: Tuesday, March 13th
  • Email poster as attachment to [email protected] or bring a flashdrive to
  • Wright 206
  • Questions: email or call 273-5809 or stop by Wright 206
  • CSBS Poster Printing
    • Students in a CSBS program will be able to print their posters for free; they will just need to fill out the request form at least a week in advance.
    • Request Form: http://www.csbs.uni.edu/tech/labs/posters.html
who presents oral presentations
Who Presents Oral Presentations?
  • Anyone whose message is better conveyed when spoken rather than in print
  • If you’re not sure on format, consult with faculty
locations maucker union
Locations – Maucker Union

Presidential

Room

State College

Room

Oak Room

oral presentations general guidelines
Oral Presentations: General Guidelines
  • 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • 13 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to check in
  • The Graduate College will try to accommodate class schedules as much as possible in scheduling presentations
technology
Technology
  • Not mandatory to use technology
  • Use it to enhance the presentation
  • Available for use
    • Computer
    • Projector/ Screen
    • Power Point
    • version 2010
helpful hints for oral presentations
Helpful Hints for Oral Presentations
  • Attire should be appropriate and professional
  • Be sure you have practiced and are prepared
  • Make eye contact and speak confidently slowly
  • Use Power Point to enhance your presentation, don’t read from it
  • Welcome to bring in other options for visual aid such as handouts, or single posters
  • Be sure to present the most relevant and important issues, don’t try to present everything
who presents creative performances
Who Presents Creative Performances?
  • Showcase disciplines, specialties, and skills outside more formal research
  • 2010 performances
    • included
    • Small Ensembles
    • Solos
    • Short Story Reading
    • Creative Monologue
creative performances begin at 6 00 pm davis hall gallagher bluedorn performing arts center
Creative Performances begin at 6:00 pmDavis Hall: Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

Performances are Free and Open to the Public

information for presenters
Information for Presenters…
  • Up to 10 minutes long
  • Two Categories
    • Original Work
    • Performance
  • Check in 30 minutes before scheduled performance time
  • Schedule will be determined after all registrations are complete
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Information for presenters…

Due to the varied nature of creative performances, if you have additional questions please speak with a graduate assistant after this presentation.

presentation of awards
Presentation of Awards
  • Awards will be presented to:
    • Winners in each Poster Category
    • Winners in each Oral Presentation Room
    • Winners in each Creative Performance Category
  • Prize amounts to be determined
  • Dr. Licari will notify winners through email and prize amount will be credited to students’ university accounts
how to begin
How to Begin
  • Prepare your registration form
  • Meet with faculty member to sign-off on the form
  • Submit registration to [email protected]
  • Encourage peers to participate
  • Invite faculty, staff, friends, family, and peers!
remember
Remember…
  • Registration forms must be completed and submitted no later than February 20th, 2012
  • Registration Form:
    • http://www.grad.uni.edu/graduate-student-symposium
  • Submit forms to [email protected]
thank you
Thank you!

Graduate College Office: Lang Hall 110

(319) 273-2748

http://www.grad.uni.edu/graduate-student-symposium

Graduate Assistants’Office: Lang Hall 112

(319)-273-3803

[email protected]

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