Symposium Awards

Winner of 2017 symposium logo design contest: Katie Pyles



Students at the Student Symposium

Undergraduate Student Symposium

NSU’s Undergraduate Student Symposium, hosted by the Farquhar Honors College, showcases the outstanding scholarship of NSU undergraduate students through student poster displays, oral presentations, performances, and film presentations.

For 16 years, this annual event has encouraged students to test their own hypotheses and uncover new ways of interpreting the world around them. Many of the projects featured at the symposium lead to further research, publication, or presentation at national conferences. Participating students develop mentoring relationships with faculty and experience firsthand the process and rewards of research and discovery. To prospective employers and graduate schools, these students demonstrate a unique and valuable level of academic engagement and initiative. NSU undergraduate students of all disciplines are encouraged to participate and attend.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

The Annual Undergraduate Film Festival is part of the Undergraduate Student Symposium. Learn more about creating and submitting a film for judging and showing.

2017 Symposium Schedule

Friday, April 7, 2017

Time Event Location

1:00-1:45 p.m.

All participating students are expected to attend.

Welcome and Introduction -
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., Dean
Farquhar Honors College

Keynote Speaker - H. Thomas Temple, M.D.

Performance Theatre, Don Taft University Center

1:45-3:15 p.m.

Poster Presentations*

Alvin Sherman Library Atrium

1:45-4:00 p.m.

Student Film Festival

Alvin Sherman Library

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Oral Presentations

Alvin Sherman Library

4:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony
All participating students are expected to attend.

Miniaci Performing Arts Center

* Poster setup is required by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. All posters must remain in the Alvin Sherman Library until 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7, and must be removed by a research participant from your group at that time.

Application Process

Applications are now closed.

Students interested in participating should contact their department for more information. In order to participate, students must:

Resources for Students

Click below to read about students' experiences participating in the 2016 symposium.

Click here to view the following resources:

Mandatory Training for Research Involving Human Subjects

For research projects involving humans, researchers and the faculty sponsor must complete CITI training prior to submission of a project for Institutional Review Board approval. This training also is required for projects that seek IRB exemption. The training is offered online on the CITI training Web site. Investigators must register, personally, prior to completion of the training modules. Please complete the online form with your faculty sponsor.

Investigators who will be conducting research in science/biomedical areas must complete (at a minimum) the following modules:

Investigators who will be conducting research in social/behavioral sciences or humanities (if human subjects are involved) must complete (at a minimum) the following modules:

As appropriate, additional training modules may be required depending on the specific research.

Symposium Judging Criteria, Prizes

All participants in the symposium gain valuable experience, presentation skills, and recognition by their peers and the college. Judging takes place during each presentation, and prizes will be awarded at the end of the day for outstanding projects in various categories. As you plan your presentation, be sure to address each of these aspects.

Note: The criteria listed below will be used to select the winners on the day of the symposium (not to determine which projects will be included in the symposium).

Student scholarship and research (posters and oral presentations) will be judged on the following criteria: