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The Goal of the PSU Research Colloquium is to increase awareness and celebrate research activities happening on our campus by showcasing the works of our graduate, undergraduate, and high school students.
The Colloquium is open to all PSU graduate, undergraduate, and high school students. Student research may include presentations by students who have worked on a faculty research project, a research project as part of a class or an independent project. University students may choose to participate in the oral presentation of research or poster presentation. Proposals may enter Category A (primarily Sciences and Technology); Category B (primarily Business, Education, and Humanities); Category C (Creative Works); and Category D (Topical Literature Review Poster Presentation) only. High school students may present posters in Category E, including literature reviews and all other types of research.
Posters will be displayed at the Overman Student Center Ballroom on April 11, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. One author will need to accompany each poster from 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Each poster presenter will be required to give a four minute presentation about the poster and answer the judges' questions. The oral presentation will be held on April 11, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Overman Student Center. Faculty and staff will be judging the competition. Undergraduate projects will be judged separately from the graduate projects. High school, undergraduate and graduate projects will be judged separately.
The Graduate School and Research Awards Banquet will be held on April 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Overman Student Center Ballroom. Tickets are available for sale in 112 Russ Hall, Graduate and Continuing Studies.
Faculty will be nominating theses for the Distinguished Thesis Award and winners will be recognized at the Graduate School and Research Awards Banquet.
All projects require an Abstract/Summary. The Abstract/Summary should be one paragraph, 250 words or less in 11 point Times New Roman font, single spaced with one inch margins. The Abstract/Summary should contain the following:
The Abstract/Summary will be provided to the judges prior to oral presentations and poster viewings.
Oral presentations should be no more than eight minutes and should further explain information from the Abstract/Summary and will be judged on:
Posters cannot exceed 3ft x 4 ft. (Exceptions will be made for pre-existing posters.) You will be furnished with a foam backing board along with an easel for use in displaying your poster. Graduate and Continuing Studies will provide printing services for posters in this competition. Please use the link below to create your poster if you would like the poster printed by Graduate and Continuing Studies. Your electronic file for the poster must be sent to email@example.com by April 2, 2018 to guarantee that it will be printed for the PSU Research Colloquium on April 11, 2018.
Put the poster title on a separate line(s) at the top of the poster. Your name, your mentor's name, and the name of any collaborators should appear on the next line(s). The name of your university should be listed on a separate line below the list of names.
The poster should contain the following:
And will be judged on:
A Tutorial for preparing effective posters can be found at the following web site:"Designing Effective Posters" - Jeff Radel, University of Kansas
Oral presentations should be no more than eight minutes and should further explain information form the Abstract/Summary and will be judged on: