The submission site is open to EMU undergraduate students, November 15, 2020 - January 22, 2021.
This year, students will submit their work via the Google Form link below. Once accepted, students will be instructed how to upload their approved content to our virtual platform.
The Symposium will take place virtually Friday, March 26th, 2021.
The online submission process is completed by the student presenters and includes a single paragraph, 700 characters or less (including spaces) abstract for each presentation. Abstracts are written with support and review by the faculty mentor prior to submission.
As you prepare to submit your research for presentation, you must prepare an electronic file in a .doc or .docx format for upload.
Make this document mirror how you want it printed in the program. Include in your document:
Guidelines for Presentation Title:
Guidelines for Abstract:
Research presented may be the outcome of an outstanding research paper/thesis, independent study, lab research project, performance or design-based project.
Online process opens to students on
Nov. 15, 2020
Online process closes to students on
Jan. 22, 2021
Online process closes to committee representatives on
Jan. 25, 2021
Students notified (faculty sponsors cc'd) via email of acceptance to present by
Feb. 14, 2021
Students must upload projects to virtual event platform by
March 19, 2021
41st Undergraduate Symposium
March 26, 2021
All first-time student presenters are expected to attend one of the two workshops available.
2021 SOS Workshops will take place virtually from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1st & Tuesday, March 2nd.
Once you've been accepted, you will receive an electronic email invite for the SOS Workshops.
Make your poster a solid review of your research; include your abstract.
Posters should be readable.
Your PDF must be no more than 10MB in size. The file should be at least 3000 pixels or 10 inches in the smallest dimension.
Make your poster as visual as possible; let color; graphs, and photographs balance the text.
Many students presenting in an oral format want to use PowerPoint to enhance their material. You will want to consider the best approach for this while presenting virtually. For students who utilize Zoom, sharing your screen while presenting is an option. Please reach out to us with any questions.
You will want to practice with your visual to get comfortable with transitions and timing.
We will ask that you provide a prerecording of your presentation to post on our virtual platform as a back up for technology issues.
On the Wednesday before the event, there will be last-minute rehearsal opportunities. Reservations are required and space is limited. Schedule by email to [email protected]
The Crossing Lines Design Expo is a virtual exhibit that allows students with creative projects a unique presentation option at the Undergraduate Symposium. The Expo features designed-based projects that are often interdisciplinary and collaborative in nature. The exhibits are on display all day, however students will be assigned a session time to discuss their project and interact with attendees.
Because the Design Expo is an exhibit format, participating students have additional required responsibilities involved in their presentation including consideration of the best way to capture their work virtually. The Design Expo committee will be in contact with students to assist in this effort.
Stay in contact with your student to share details regarding their Symposium participation. Your encouragement and support to your students is greatly appreciated.