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Student Poster Registration opens
Friday, April 12 - Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The annual symposium draws the Dartmouth science community together to celebrate the research experiences and scholarly potential of more than 100 undergraduates who have challenged themselves during the past academic year beyond the classroom.
A distinguished scientist is invited to give the keynote address. The keynote is followed by a 2-hour poster session in Fairchild Tower where students informally communicate their science to symposium attendees. Student posters remain in place for a second day (Friday) for informal viewing. You may wish to incorporate Friday class time for viewing research posters with your students.
Part of developing aspiring students into the next generation of professional scientists includes guiding them on how to effectively communicate their work to their peers and to the wider public. Faculty may encourage any of their undergraduate researchers to present a poster of their work-in-progress. Participants can be part of an organized program, such as the Presidential Scholars Program or Beckman Scholars, or one who is doing an independent study or self-initiated internship. Resources are offered elsewhere on this site to supplement faculty information about poster preparation and presentations. Faculty feedback on these resources is always valued.
The informal mixing of faculty, post docs and graduate students with undergraduates during the poster session is an excellent opportunity for modeling behaviors around networking and communicating science. We encourage you and your research colleagues to show support for Dartmouth's talented undergraduate researchers by attending this event and talking with a broad range of students while you are there. Nametags and symposium brochures will be available.
On the day of the symposium, a team of Dartmouth Chapter of Sigma Xi members will judge the senior honors thesis posters during the afternoon. Awards are announced at the start of the symposium. Seniors participating in the Christopher Reed Sigma Xi Competition are the only students receiving awards.
The idea for the undergraduate symposium evolved from Women in Science Project co-founders Karen Wetterhahn and Carol Muller. The event has grown since 1992 to include any undergraduate student who has conducted science research over the past year, allowing younger students to learn from older students.
Last Updated: 5/10/13