Call for Abstracts
Students are invited to present research in all stages: proposal/planning, on-going, completed. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. Because of the wide range of disciplines represented at the symposium, abstracts should be written so that people outside of your discipline can understand the purpose of your project.
Abstracts must be uploaded online as a word file and submitted through the registration link. Once submitted you will be notified via e-mail that your abstract was received. After the symposium planning committee has read over your abstract, you will receive another e-mail notifying you of your abstract’s acceptance or need for revision.
Oral Presentation Guidelines
Presentations should be created in Microsoft Power Point (no PDF files or other software). You have a total of 15 minutes to present and answer questions (remember to set aside 2-5 minutes for questions). A computer and slide advancer remote will be provided for you. Your FINAL presentation must be submitted by April 24th at 11:59pm. Submit your presentation to Carmen Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org wtih the following subject line: Jackson Oral Presentation and "Your Name".
Your presentation will be downloaded to the presentation room’s computer and be ready for you to present. Presentations will be judged by ISU faculty and the top presentations will receive an award. Evaluations will be available for you to pick up from the Graduate College if you would like to receive feedback. You are allowed to present up to two different presentations, but only one presentation is eligible for award consideration.
Poster Presentation Guidelines
Each presenter will be assigned a poster board and easel to accommodate a poster no larger than 36” x 48”. Your poster must be delivered to the Graduate College (1137 Pearson Hall) by April 24th at 4pm. You should inform the Graduate College front desk staff that your poster is for the Jackson Symposium and they will direct you accordingly.
Posters that are delivered to the Graduate College will be brought to the MU and set up for you. Presentations will be judged by ISU faculty and the top presentations will receive an award. Evaluations will be available for you to pick up from the Graduate College after the symposium if you would like to receive feedback. Presenters must attend the entire poster presentation for the allotted time to respond to questions from attendees and judges. You are allowed to present only one poster.