CEFNS Undergraduate Research and Design Symposium
Welcome to the CEFNS
UnderGraduate Research And Design Symposium (UGRADS) site
Presentations and posters were enjoyed all day on April 24th, 2015 at the NAU J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome and in the du Bois Center.
Watch for the 2016 dates
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.
View the 2015 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 - March, 2016
Poster printing deadline: April, 2016
Student Registration Process
Registration period: February - March, 2016 (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 present only one poster
- This includes both individual and group
posters. Hence, if you are listed as an
author or co-author on an engineering or environmental sciences/students
capstone project, you may not present a second poster on your undergraduate
all necessary information PRIOR to
going online to register-use Google Chrome or Internet Explorer (form
appears blank in Firefox)
- Prepare an abstract
- 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 9, 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 pinned or velcroed on a large display board (no 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.
Download the CEFNS landscape
Download the CEFNS portrait
This is some basic information:
should be no larger than the maximum of 34” x 44”to fit on the display
board; a bit smaller is fine.
- 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 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/~anderson/LOGOS/posterlogos.html
Poster Printing Options
On campus options:
- CEFNS students: 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., Friday, April 8, 2016. Students
should choose a white background to have a poster printed at no cost.
- NAU PRINTING SERVICES: We specialize in fast turnarounds!
Students are free to stop by or email in their ready-to-print
PDF or PPT at building #57. All posters are printed on premium
presentation paper at 34” x 44” with standard turnaround time of 2-5 business
special "Symposium only” pricing starting at $24.99*, we can ensure you
get what you need on-time. *Additional charges may apply for expedited
turnaround times. Pricing based on premium presentation paper @ 50% ink
coverage with no lamination & standard turnaround time. Jacks Card, credit,
and checks are accepted. NO CASH. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 523-1941.
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
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
Dr. Anita Antoninka (Judging and poster assignments)
Dr. Bridget Bero (Engineering Programs)
Dr. Angie Moline (Environmental Programs)