The submission form will be open to EMU undergraduate students, November 15, 2023 - January 19, 2024.
Students submit via the Google Form link below. Once accepted, students will be instructed how to prepare for the event.
The Symposium will take place Friday, March 22nd, 2024
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. Please note there should only be one abstract per project.
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, 2023
Online process closes to students on
Jan. 19, 2024
Online process closes to committee representatives on
Jan. 28, 2024
Students notified (faculty sponsors cc'd) via email of acceptance to present by
Feb. 9, 2024
44th Annual Undergraduate Symposium
March 22, 2024
All first-time student presenters are expected to attend one of the two workshops available.
2024 SOS Workshops will take place March 4th and 5th virtually from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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.
You will be provided with a 40" x 60" foam core board to display your poster. Please print your poster accordingly.
Make your poster as visual as possible; let color; graphs, and photographs balance the text.
Visit the EMU Poster Printing center in Halle Library for printing assistance.
Many students presenting in an oral format want to use PowerPoint to enhance their clarity and impact. Each student giving an oral presentation will be provided with a space that supports visual aid projection.
You will want to practice with your visual to get comfortable with transitions and timing.
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 gallery-style 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.