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Center for Undergraduate Excellence

» Student Scholar Symposium

This Semiannual Celebration highlights the breadth and depth of scholarly research and creative activity conducted by Chapman undergraduate students. The Student Scholar Symposium is a truly exciting day to learn about, explore and appreciate the efforts that students and faculty have put into a wide variety of research and creative activity projects across campus.

 

Fall Symposium  

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Beckman Hall 404

Poster Session I: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Poster Session II: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Poster Session III: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 


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+ - Participation and Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline – Sunday, November 3 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Poster printing available. Poster's must be uploaded to assigned portal by Wednesday, November 27, 4:00 p.m.
  • All participants receive a copy of the Abstract Volume.
  • Present your research/creative activity in a poster format to fellow students, faculty, and community members.
  • All students presenting and their faculty mentors are invited to attend the dinner (spring) and keynote. 
  • Academic Poster Design Tutorial 

+ - Abstract Guidelines

  • Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project. Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context that demonstrates how the project makes a contribution to the area of inquiry. Provide a brief description of the research or creative methodology. State expected results and/or conclusions. Include text only (no images or graphics). Be well-written and well-organized.
  • Abstracts should run 200-300 words with no paragraph breaks. Maximum length: 2100 characters (approximately 300 words).
  • Use plain text format for your abstract. The form will not process some formatting and special characters (e.g., scientific symbols). References are allowed but not required. 

+ - Poster Presentations (Fall and Spring)

Location

  • All poster presentations will take place in Beckman Hall 404 in the Fall.

Presentation

  • Presenters are required to arrive at least 20 minutes early to check-in and set up at assigned presentation location.
  • Poster printing is available through CUE.
  • See Poster Printing Guidelines drop down for specific details and deadlines.

Professional Courtesy

This symposium provides a setting for attendees to observe and learn conference etiquette. Presenters are expected to be available at their posters for the entire session to present and engage with session attendees.

+ - Poster Printing Guidelines

Process for Submitting

  • Upon receiving an abstract submission, we will immediately send an email with your assigned online portal link to upload your poster for printing. If you do not receive this email, contact CUE for this information.
  • Upload your poster in PDF format only (not PowerPoint) with the file name "lastname.pdf".
  • Posters must be uploaded by Wednesday, November 27 at 4:00 p.m. for printing.
  • Only one poster per abstract will be printed.

Format of Poster

  • Standard Size: 48" x 36'' landscape version (see template).
  • White background recommended.
  • Minimize exotic fonts/symbols which may complicate printing.
  • Double check all spelling, punctuation, and content before uploading poster.

Poster Printing & Pick-Up

You will be contacted to pick up your poster once printed and are responsible for bringing it to your poster session. Your poster will not be printed if all above formatting requirements are not met.

 

Poster Design Tutorial

Creating an academic poster requires planning, art, science, and attention to detail. An effective academic poster should attract attention, convey important information clearly, and engage the reader.

The following tutorial can help you navigate the poster design process:

POSTER DESIGN TUTORIAL 

Once you have watched the tutorial and still have questions, contact your faculty mentor or schedule an appointment with a CUE representative for additional help.

+ - Oral Presentations (Spring Only)

Location

All oral presentations will be located in Argyros Forum 209 A, B, or C.

Presentation

  • Each session is one hour in length with three presenters.
  • Oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes per presenter. Individual presentation timelines are as follows:
    • 15 minutes for presentation
    • 5 minutes for Q&A
    • Time limits are strictly enforced by the moderator.
  • Presenters are required to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start of assigned session to verify their presentation will display properly.

Note on Technology Usage

Personal devices are not allowed without prior approval from CUE at least two weeks prior to the symposium. You may store your materials using an external storage device (e.g., a USB thumbdrive) or a cloud solution (e.g., Dropbox, Google Drive) that you can then display with the provided equipment.

Professional Courtesy

This symposium provides a setting for attendees to observe and learn conference etiquette. Presenters are required to remain in the room until completion of the session.

Click here for more Oral Presentation Guidelines

+ - Visual Art Presentations (Spring Only)

Location

  • Artwork will be displayed at the Argyros Forum Student Union Gallery.
  • Accompanying oral presentations will take place at Argyros Student Union Stage.

Presentation

Visual Arts presenters are required to give an oral presentation on their work and process.

  • Oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes per presenter.
  • Individual presentation timelines are as follows:
    • 15 minutes for presentation
    • 5 minutes for Q&A
    • Time limits are strictly enforced by the moderator.

Personal devices are not allowed without prior approval from CUE at least two weeks prior to the symposium. You may store your materials using an external storage device (e.g., a USB thumbdrive) or a cloud solution (e.g., Dropbox, Google Drive) that you can then display with the provided equipment.

Professional Courtesy

This symposium provides a setting for attendees to observe and learn conference etiquette. Presenters are required to remain in the room until completion of the session.

+ - Past Keynote Speakers

2019: Dr. Zeinab Dabbah '12, born in Cairo, Egypt and received her MD at Cairo University, She graduated cum laude in 2012 with an Emphasis in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution from the Fowler School of Law, and recipient of the Chapman University Distinguished Alumni Award. Watch Zeinab Dabbah's Keynote! 

2018: Frederick J. Simon, 20 years of service with the FBI, Office of Public and Congressional Affairs, Evidence Response Team

2018: Anissa Hassouna, Member of Egyptian Parliament, Frist woman elected to the Board of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs and Author of Without a Prior Notice. Watch Anissa Hassouna's Keynote! 

2017: Carolyn Forche, Award-winning Poet of Witness, Human Rights Advocate, Chapman University Presidential Fellows, Director of Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University. Watch Carolyn Forche's Keynote!

2017: Mike Paul HughesNASA Engineer, Music Producer, Composer, Writer, Inspirational Speaker. Deputy Project Manager, ASPIRE, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and Researcher in Advanced Mars Entry, Descent and Landing Systems. Watch Mike Paul Hughes' Keynote!

2016: Nancy Perloff, Ph. D., Curator of Modern and Contemporary Collections for the Getty Research Institute. As a trained musicologist and art historian, scholarly research and creative activity have played an integral role in Perloff’s life and career. Watch Nancy Perloff's Keynote!

2016: Robert AkscynFounder and President of Knowledge Systems, Hypertext pioneer, First Chair of SIGLINK, ACM’s special Interest Group on Hypertext and the Web, honored by field colleagues via “Akscyn’s Law,” former Chairman of the Board for 4 high-technologies companies. Watch Robert Akscyn's Keynote!

2015: Kenneth E. Phillips, Ph.D., Curator for Aerospace Science at the California Science Center, Caretake of Space Shuttle Endeavor. Watch Kenneth E. Phillips' Keynote!

2015:  M.G. Lord, Cultural critic, investigative journalist, and comedian. Author of The Accidental Feminist, Astro Turf, and Forever Barbie. Former Newsday editorial cartoonist.

2014: Akin C. Ceylan, COO Home Entertainment, Lionsgate. Chapman University Alumnus, Class of 1990, Chapman Alumni Association Board, VP Communications.

2014: Jennifer Backhaus, Founder and Artistic Director of Backhausdance, OC award-winning contemporary dance company. One of OC Metro's "40 Under 40" in 2009. Alumna of the year, Chapman University. Teaching Artist for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' community education program.

2013: Robert Diaz, Corporate Transactional Attorney, Finlayson Williams Toffer Roosevelt & Lilly LLP., Chapman University Alumnus, Class of 1997.

2012: Dr. Arthur Benjamin, Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College and Magician.

+ - Digital Commons

Chapman University Digital Commons is an open access digital repository designed to collect, store, index, and provide access to the scholarly and creative output of Chapman University faculty, students, staff, and affiliates. In it are faculty research papers and books, data sets, outstanding student work, audiovisual materials, images, special collections, and more, all created by members of or owned by Chapman University.

If you present at the Student Scholar Symposium, your poster will be uploaded to the Digital Commons. You can access the Digital Commons here.

Contact

Main:
cue@chapman.edu  
(714) 628-2852
Location: 
415 East Walnut Avenue 
Orange, CA 92867
Mailing Address:
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Orange, CA 92866

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