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The submission site is open to EMU undergraduate students, November 15-January 15.
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, 2019
Online process closes to students on
Jan. 15, 2020
Online process closes to committee representatives on
Jan. 20, 2020
Students notified (faculty sponsors cc'd) via email of acceptance to present by
Feb. 14, 2020
All first-time student presenters are expected to attend one of the two workshops available.
2020 SOS Workshops will take place from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2nd & Tuesday, March 3rd in the EMU Student Center.
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 from up to 5 feet away; make text large
(24 point font) and select an easy-to-read font.
Make your poster as visual as possible; let color; graphs, and photographs balance the text.
View printing information or call 734.487.2013
Many students presenting in an oral format want to use PowerPoint to enhance their material. To assist, a computer and projector will be provided in each room. The computer will probably be a Dell with Microsoft Office 2016. PowerPoint files created on Mac and Windows computers are usually compatible. There will be a technology support person in the room to help.
You are welcome to bring your own laptop, tablet or other presentation device. Just remember, it takes additional time to change over to your own computer. Many laptops and other devices need an appropriate video adapter to connect to the projector’s VGA cable. You will need to bring the adapter that works with your laptop or tablet!
If you'd like to test your files, or upload them before the event, please contact:
Rooms are reserved in the Student Center on the Thursday before the event for a last-minute rehearsal and run through with equipment. Reservations are required and space is limited. Schedule by email to [email protected]
Rehearsal space is also available and can be scheduled for the Academic Projects Center located in 116 Halle Library. Visit the Academic Projects website.
The Crossing Lines Design Expo is a one-day exhibit that allows students another 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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 300 & 302 of the Student Center.
Because the Design Expo is an exhibit format, participating students have additional required dates and responsibilities involved in their presentation:
Stay in contact with your student to share details regarding their Symposium participation. Your encouragement and support to your students is greatly appreciated.