CEFNS Undergraduate Research and Design Symposium
Welcome to the CEFNS
UnderGraduate Research And Design Symposium (UGRADS) site
2017 Event will be held April 28, 2017
Presentations and posters will be enjoyed all day on April 28th, 2017 at the NAU J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome and in the du Bois Center.
Undergraduate Symposium is a NAU campus-wide celebration of student achievement.
Students, faculty and project sponsors
present their collaborative efforts to the University and the general public.
Teams present projects ranging from capstone designs to sponsored research to
summer research projects. These creative endeavors demonstrate the innovative
capacity at Northern Arizona University in a tangible way. This is an
opportunity for students and faculty alike to engage in something real and
authentic outside of the conventional classroom through participation in a
public showcase. UGRADS (UnderGraduate Research And Design Symposium) is the College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural
Sciences portion of the Undergraduate Symposium.
are free and open to the public, unless noted.
CONGRATULATIONS 2016 POSTER WINNERS!
Corey, Kaeli Frechette, Kelsey Morris, Gregory Samaniego-Morris
Mentor: Dr. Angie Moline
School of Earth
Sciences & Environmental Studies
Production and Community Development through The Flagstaff EcoRanch”
Mentor: Dr. Timothy Titus, USGS
of Physics and Astronomy
the Evolution of Mars South Polar Jets and Fans Using CRIS-THEMIS Observations”
Ramos & Jonathan Grunwald
Mentors: Dr. Catherine Propper, Dr. Rob Kellar, Bronson
of Biological Sciences
of the Scratch Wound Healing Assay and Molecular Techniques to Elucidate the
Effects of Arsenic and Estrogen on Wound Healing”
Nishikawa, Uzma Tahir
of Chemistry and Biochemistry
of activation on force-velocity properties of muscles during cyclical length
Department ofBiological Sciences
Coccidioides: Optimizing In Vitro Culture Media to Reflect Nutrient Availability
Marshall, Christopher Young, Christopher Yazzie, My Hoang
Mentors: Dr. Jeff
Heiderscheidt, Lar Reiboldt
Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management &
PHI KAPPA PHI SENIOR AWARD:
Mentors: Dr. Jinhee Yi, Becky Beresic-Perrins
of Biological Sciences
of antibody reactive markers to rapidly diagnose patients infected with
View the 2016 Program
presenters will be assigned to be present at their posters during one of the
Session 1 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session 2 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
presenters should follow the specific directions in the UG Symposium
Presentation Information email messages regarding poster set up and take down
Dates at a Glance
Registration period: February 1 - March 13, 2017 (closes at 11:59 p.m.)
Poster printing deadline: April 21, 2017
April 28, 2017
Student Registration Process
Registration period: February 1 - March 13, 2017 (closes 11:59
undergraduate students in all colleges to share their work as posters, oral
presentations, exhibits, and performances should be submitted online during the
See the NAU Undergraduate Symposium page for registration.
the primary author or presenter should register
- All co-authors are to be listed by the
primary author in the form
Students may be the lead (primary) on only one poster
all necessary information PRIOR to
going online to register-use Google Chrome or Internet Explorer (form
appears blank in Firefox)
- Prepare an abstract (part of the judging criteria)
- Clearly state the problem, issue, or concept
being investigated or demonstrated
- Summarize the project
- Be readable by a non-technical, educated
- Minimize the use of, and explain, technical
- Describe the broader interest or impact of
- Beginning February 1, 2017, log into the Online Registration Form and enter information.
If you will need to edit or add more information later, do NOT click
"Done" on the final page....just save your work. You should be
able to log back in and complete the form later.
- Once you select "Done" your
registration is final and no changes can be made.
LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
EXAMPLES OF GREAT
ABSTRACTS in business, creative arts & design,
humanities, sciences, and social sciences for general audiences ARE
It is the responsibility of participating
students to create posters for the poster sessions. Posters should be designed
to be Velcroed on a large display board (no tape, pins or tri-fold poster boards).
For consistency and convenience, we recommend that you download and take
advantage of the poster templates provided here. There is a landscape version
and a portrait version with useful tips to help you quickly create an
attractive poster, but we encourage you to be creative as well.
NOTE: CEFNS 2017 poster judging rubrics have changed. Please review.
Download the CEFNS landscape
Download the CEFNS portrait
This is some basic information:
- CEFNS posters
should be no larger than 36” x 46”to fit on the display
- Posters should be created in PowerPoint or PDF
format. Trying to blow up an 8 ½ x 11 does NOT work well!!
- The use of dark (especially black) solid color
backgrounds is strongly discouraged...and will incur
- All posters must be attached to the display
board using Velcro. No tape, pins or tri-fold posters are permitted.
- Posters must be readable from at least four
- The presentation title must be at least two
- Beneath the title, the name(s) of the student
author(s), faculty sponsor, and department/school must be at least one
- All source(s) of your funding should be
acknowledged on the poster
- Generally more graphics/less text is
- There are
large format NAU logos to be found at http://www.physics.nau.edu/PosterLogos/
Poster Printing Options
On campus options:
- CEFNS students: To have a poster printed at no cost, the student who registered
the project for UGS/UGRADS must submit the poster to the Physics department by email
to Ed.Anderson@nau.edu (3-7096) no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2017. Students
should choose a white background.
- NAU PRINTING SERVICES: Check with your professor/mentor to see if you are eligible for the NAU
Printing Services "Symposium Poster Printing Program." Payment through valid departmental speedchart numbers only Mentors must register with Printing Services and provide a speedchart number to charge. The flat rate is $60. We specialize in fast
turnarounds! Order your posters from home! Students may order
Symposium Posters and receive special pricing when they order online at nau.edu/poster. Posters
are available on a variety of paper types and sizes and same day turnaround is
Other local poster
- Kinko’s FedEx: (1423 S. Plaza
Way, 779-5159) ~$80 + tax (possible 10% discount with NAU ID)
(2625 N. Woodlands Village Blvd., 214-8424) ~$50 + tax (check for possible
Raven (1300 S. Milton #125, 773-1105) ~$52 (matte) or ~$62 (gloss) +
24 hours notice and prefer PDF format; you will need to pay for the poster
at the time you place your order.
- www.PosterPresentations.com: Price varies by size and quality ($45-$65); place order
by noon (Pacific Time) for poster to ship out the same business day (cost of
shipping depends on delivery time: $0 - $60).
7:00-8:30 Setup Posters (Skydome) - ALL posters will be set up at this
8:45-11:45 Oral presentations in du Bois Center
9:00-11:00 Posters Session I in Skydome
11:30-1:00 Luncheon for Presenters, Faculty Mentors, and Judges
Speaker: Martin Casado, PhD
1:15-5:00 Oral presentations in du Bois Center
2:00-4:00 Posters Session II in Skydome
Note: Students in Engineering disciplines,
Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Studies will give oral presentations
in du Bois meeting rooms.
Please also view the 2015 Capstone Oral Presentation Schedule for more information.
Unregistered vehicles may park in lots P66
(Dome) and P45 (du Bois) during the Symposium. Faculty,
staff, and student permit holders should continue to park in their designated
parking lots for set-up on Thursday and all day on Friday.
here to see NAU