Presentation Formats

There are six types of presentation formats supported by the Undergraduate Research Symposium. You get to decide how best to present your work!

Digital Symposium Poster

Poster presenters will create digital posters with available PowerPoint templates and record a 3-5 minute voice over of their presentation.  Files will be downloaded in mp4 format and submitted to the Symposium via a Qualtrics survey by Monday, May 18 no later than 8:00 pm (PDT) to allow poster award judges time to review the posters prior to the Symposium.  Video tutorials and virtual workshops will be provided to support students with preparing their digital poster presentations.

Poster presenters will still enjoy the opportunity to deliver live presentations on May 21 between 5:30pm and 7:30pm via moderated Zoom sessions.  Poster presenters will be assigned to a session with 6-8 fellow presenters based on field of research, common theme/question, or group project.  Faculty Mentors will be invited to the Zoom sessions and the moderator(s) will introduce the students and facilitate questions and discusisons.  All Zoom sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the Symposium YouTube channel for viewing after the Symposium as part the Symposium on-line exhibit.  Students will receive copies of their recorded presentation for their academic portfolios.

Full details on resources for supporting students with preparing and delivering their presentations in the new virtual format will be provided in the Presenter Confirmation Survey distributed after the Abstract Submission deadline of April 24.

No posters will be printed this year.

Prepare Your Poster Presentation


Oral Presentation (Virtual)

Oral presenters will enjoy the opportunity to deliver live presentations on May 21 between 10:00am and 5:00pm via moderated Zoom sessions.  Oral presenters will be assigned to 90-minute concurrent sessions with 4-6 fellow presenters based on field of research, common theme/question, or group project.  Each student will deliver a 10-15 minute presentation and may share multimedia content via the "share screen" function of Zoom.  The final 15-20 minutes of the sessions will be reserved for questions and discussion. 

Faculty Mentors will be invited to the Zoom sessions and the moderator(s) will introduce the students, and facilitate discusison.  All Zoom sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the Symposium YouTube channel for viewing after the Symposium as part the Symposium on-line exhibit.  Students will receive copies of their recorded presentation for their academic portfolios.

Full details on resources for supporting students with preparing and delivering their presentations in the new virtual format will be provided in the Presenter Confirmation Survey distributed after the Abstract Submission deadline of April 24.

The Symposium will have the opportunity to simultaneously livestream a select number of Oral Presentation Zoom Sessions on the Symposium YouTube channel.

Video tutorials and virtual workshops will be provided to support students with preparing their digital poster presentations.

Prepare Your Oral Presentation

 


Creative Work Presentation (Virtual)

The Symposium is committed to supporting creative work presenters in the new virtual format. Traditionally students in the fine and performing arts, film, photography, and theater have exhibited art delivered live performances in all media from musical, vocal, and dance performoances to film screenings, sculpture installations and painting displays. 

The Symposium organizers will confer with each creative work presenter after the abstract submission deadline on April 24 to plan how to best accommodate the students' objectives and medium for their presentation. 

In general, creative work presentations may be pre-recorded and uploaded to the Symposium YouTube channel for the day of the Symposium.  They may also be delivered live via the Zoom meeting platform the Symposium will use to host the presentation sessions. 

Prepare Your Creative Work Presentation


Data Story Presentation (Virtual)

Students share their process, reflections, and product(s) (e.g., data visual) from their own experiences with data. Data can be qualitative or quantitative. Students will showcase their Data Story in a brief (5-10 minute) oral presentation (accompanied by optional multimedia). Students will share a story regarding their “data journey” – this may include information on their data set, challenges to interpretation, tools, decision-making process, analysis, preliminary results, visualization development process, and lessons learned.

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to present in this format. Each Data Story presentation is limited to one student presenter.

Data Story presenters will enjoy the opportunity to deliver live presentations on May 21 between 10:00am and 5:00pm via moderated Zoom sessions.  Data Story presenters will be assigned to 90-minute, designated "Data Stories" sessions with 4-8 fellow presenters.  The final 15-20 minutes of the sessions will be reserved for questions and discussion. 

Faculty Mentors will be invited to the Zoom sessions and the moderator(s) will introduce the students, and facilitate discussion.  All Zoom sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the Symposium YouTube channel for viewing after the Symposium as part the Symposium on-line exhibit.  Students will receive copies of their recorded presentation for their academic portfolios.

Full details on resources for supporting students with preparing and delivering their presentations in the new virtual format will be provided in the Presenter Confirmation Survey distributed after the Abstract Submission deadline of April 24.

Video tutorials and virtual workshops will be provided to support students with preparing their digital poster presentations.

Discussion Panel Presentation (Virtual)

This format is similar to the oral presentation format outline above, but allows for groups of students and faculty mentors/course instructors to submit a full panel presentation proposal to the Symposium, rather than individual submissions that are organized by the Symposium. 

Typically groups of 3 or more students in collaboration with one or more faculty mentors/instructors discuss their work as a group of panelists that includes the faculty mentors/instructors a the moderator(s). The agenda of a panel usually consists of a brief introduction by the panel moderator, followed by a 10-20 minute individual presentation from each student presenter (aka panelist) connected to a central theme. The presentations are then followed by an interactive discussion between panelists (with an optional question-and-answer period with the audience).

If you select to present as a Panel, you are responsible for coordinating the group of panel discussants and getting a moderator. The best panel sessions are highly interactive, with panelists representing multiple points of view or perspectives on a given theme or research topic.

The Symposium will provide the structure and support to deliver panels via a Zoom sesion between 10:00am and 5:00pm on May 21. 

The submission of a pre-recorded panel session is also welcome and will be uploaded to the Symposium YouTube channel by May 21.

HighRes Visualization Digital Presentation (NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR)

Students exhibit and present in the PSC Visualization Lab in the Allan Price Science Commons & Research Library. The lab utilizes 24 HD displays tiled and connected to create a 50-million-pixel screen – a resource for viewing high-resolution images and data visualizations for research and instruction. Examples of use might be to create or view a visual representation of large data sets; to view materials which when blown up for visibility are too large for a conventional monitor; to video conference with other sites; or to display multiple large images side by side.