Attention all Richard Stockton College NAMS Students Involved in Faculty-Sponsored Research: NOW is your opportunity to present your research to college at the 2015 NAMS Research Symposium!
Symposium Conveners: Dr. Matthew F. Bonnan (Matthew.Bonnan@stockton.edu) & Dr. Tara Luke (Tara.Luke@stockton.edu)
- When: Friday, April 17, 2015, 3:00-5:00 PM
- Where: The C/D Atrium in the Main Campus
- What: Posters of On-going Faculty-Sponsored Student Research in All Areas of NAMS – Biology, Chemistry, Computational Sciences, Environmental Sciences of all Backgrounds, Geology, Mathematics, Physics — and combinations of all
NAMS Symposium Abstracts (HTML) – will be available once abstracts are collected
NAMS Symposium 2015 -Abstract Book- will be available the week of the symposium
For examples of poster abstracts from last year, click here.
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HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR RESEARCH:
To participate in the NAMS Research Symposium, all presenters must submit their abstracts to Dr. Bonnan via e-mail (Matthew.Bonnan@stockton.edu).
The DEADLINE for ABSTRACT SUBMISSION is Friday, April 10, by 5 PM.
What to submit:
- Title of Your Research
- The Authors
- Faculty Sponsor (If they are not already an author)
- What Program in NAMS (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Mathematics, Physics)
The abstract should be no longer than 500 words, and should describe the research at whatever stage it is currently in. It is not necessary to have results, especially if the work is preliminary or in progress, and a hypothesis statement is encouraged but not required.
IMPORTANT – READ THIS: All of the items above must be submitted in the BODY OF THE E-MAIL. Dr. Bonnan WILL NOT accept attachments. ALL e-mails with attachments WILL BE DELETED.
When you submit your abstract, you should receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not get a confirmation of receipt within 1 day of submitting the abstract, contact Dr. Matthew Bonnan or Dr. Tara Luke.
All abstracts will be printed in an abstracts volume. Abstracts sent after the April 10 deadline are not guaranteed to be printed.
Aim for a maximum poster size of 48 inches wide (across) by 36 inches tall (top to bottom). If you print something smaller, that is fine.
POSTER FORMAT- PLEASE READ!
It is strongly encouraged that you create your poster in PowerPoint because that format works best for the poster printer. However, if you simply make a regular PowerPoint slide, when you expand that slide to the size of a poster, everything will be pixelated and look terrible. Therefore, BEFORE you create your poster, do the following in PowerPoint:
Click on the tab labeled DESIGN.
Next, click on PAGE SETUP.
A popup menu will appear, and one of the options will be Slides Sized For: and a box which has a drop down menu with many choices. Select CUSTOM.
Input the length and width of your poster in inches here.
Be absolutely sure that you use images / charts, etc., that have a resolution of at least 200 dpi (dots per inch) for the best resolution when printed. If you go to Print Preview in PowerPoint, you can see EXACTLY how your poster will look when printed. If you see images that are fuzzy or pixelated, that is exactly what they will look like when printed.
ALSO REMEMBER – your computer monitor is lower resolution than your poster is printed at. A small JPEG image at 72 dpi may look okay to your eye on a small screen, but zoom in on Print Preview to be sure it will not look pixelated when printed.
There are not necessarily rules for the poster, but in general the following information should be there:
- Your title
- The authors
- Your faculty advisor (if not an author)
- Your NAMS Program
- Your abstract
Here are some suggestions, but certainly not required:
- Your major points highlighted and in larger font size
- Use bulleted lists where possible to draw people’s attention to the main findings of your study
- Your hypothesis statement, if you have one, set off from the text and highlighted
- A picture is worth a 1,000 words — graphs, charts, illustrations all help make your point
- Acknowledgment of those who helped you
- Less is often more
YOUR POSTER SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY YOUR PROFESSOR TO NAMS FOR PRINTING. THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT POSTER FILES SUBMITTED BY STUDENTS.
POSTERS SHOULD BE PRINTED AT LEAST 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (BY APRIL 15).
WHAT TO EXPECT THE DAY OF THE EVENT, APRIL 17, 2015:
- Set up of posters will begin at 10:00 AM in the designated areas with the USC Atrium.
- Student presenters must be present at their posters from 3:00-5:00 PM.
- When the symposium ends, students who wish to keep their posters must take them down.
- There will be awards given for the best posters!
- Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
We hope to see all of the NAMS students with on-going faculty-sponsored research on April 17, 2015!