Student Symposium

This is Research: Student Symposium provides a venue for Auburn graduate and undergraduate students to present research and creative projects to the broader academic community. Students from all disciplines are invited to present their current and recent academic work, showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches, and interests at Auburn University and reflecting its spirit of excellence.

How to participate

All graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at Auburn University (Main Campus or Montgomery Campus) may attend the This is Research: Student Symposium. Students wishing to make oral, poster, or creative scholarship presentations must submit abstracts of their research/artist’s statements for their creative scholarship when they register for the event. The abstract submission deadline is February 23, 2015, at 11:59 pm.

Abstract Guidelines

Only 2000 characters* are allowed. The abstract should include a description of research goals, pivotal techniques employed, results, and discussion and implications of the findings. Use the Abstract Template when creating your abstract.. After you download the template, please save it to your computer with a new file name. You will then be able to upload your abstract to the registration site.

You must check your character count prior to submitting your abstract. Abstracts over the 2000 character limit (with spaces) WILL NOT be accepted. *IMPORTANT: limit is 2000 characters, not 2000 words.

* Do not include the headings in the abstract.
* No images can be included in the abstract. 
* Acronyms should be defined.

Award Criteria

Undergraduate students who present their research or creative scholarship at the Symposium will be eligible for presentation awards according to the following categories:

- STEM (including Social Science) (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place)

    • Oral Presentations
    • Poster Presentations
    - Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities(1st, 2nd, 3rd Place)
  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • - Oral presentations will be judged on quality of content, conclusions, visual material (if appropriate), presentation style, and responses to questions and comments.

  • - Poster presentations will be judged on quality of content, conclusions, visual material (if appropriate), presentation, originality, and significance to discipline (merit).

  • - First place awards for all categories: $125

  • - Second place awards: $75

  • - Third place awards: $50

  • Graduate students who present at the symposium will be eligible for presentation awards according to the following categories:

    STEM Oral Presentation 1st place - $750
    STEM Oral Presentation 2nd place - $500
    STEM Oral Presentation 3rd place - $250

    STEM Poster Presentation 1st place - $750
    STEM Poster Presentation 2nd place - $500
    STEM Poster Presentation 3rd place - $250

    Social Sciences/Humanities Oral Presentation 1st place - $750
    Social Sciences/Humanities Oral Presentation 2nd place - $500
    Social Sciences/Humanities Oral Presentation 3rd place - $250

    Social Sciences/Humanities Poster Presentation 1st place - $750
    Social Sciences/Humanities Poster Presentation 2nd place - $500
    Social Sciences/Humanities Poster Presentation 3rd place - $250

    Creative Scholarship 1st place - $750
    Creative Scholarship 2nd place - $500
    Creative Scholarship 3rd place - $250

    Last Updated: Jan. 22, 2015