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CNHS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Research Celebration Week

The CNHS Undergraduate Research Symposium provides an opportunity for students within the College of Natural and Health Sciences to present their current or recently completed research projects in a poster format. Research projects that are in progress or in the early stages of development are also encouraged. The research may have been performed as part of a course, an Honors Research Fellowship or an independent project conducted with a faculty mentor. The symposium will provide participants with outstanding preparation for graduate or professional school and future presentations, and will foster greater awareness of undergraduate research within the college.

The CNHS Undergraduate Research Symposium is held each spring. This year, the event will take place on Friday, May 3, 2019. All participants wishing to present a poster are required to register for the event (see below).

  • The keynote presentation will be held from 2-3 p.m. in the Vaughn Center, 9th floor.
  • Poster presentations will be held from 3-5 p.m. in the Vaughn Center, 9th floor.

Poster presentation

All participants will be eligible for an award for best poster presentation.

All participants will be eligible for an award for best poster presentation. The posters will be judged by faculty based on the following criteria:

  1. Clear focus or central research question
  2. Sound research methodology
  3. Clear presentation of results/product/performance or expected outcome and ability to answer questions
  4. Progress on the project to date
  5. Contribution to the field or discussion of potential impact

Suggested presentation guidelines
The purpose of the poster should be to engage audience members in a discussion of the research. It is recommended that the poster include a limited amount of text with the majority of the poster space be dedicated to graphics (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.). The poster should be no larger than 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide. Posterboard and pushpins will be provided to mount the posters.

Keynote Seminar

The keynote speaker: Cindy Heil

Keynote Speaker and Topic for 2019

Title: Florida Red Tide: What's new, what's true, and what you should know.

Cindy Heil
Director, Red Tide Institute at Mote Marine Laboratory


Register now!

Interested in participating? Please complete the registration form by April 12, 2019 if interested.

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