2014 Undergraduate Symposium
Students Sharing Creative Ideas, Research, and Discoveries
SAVE THE DATE: The 7th annual Undergraduate Symposium will be on Friday, April 25, 2014
J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome & duBois Center (south campus)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Join us for Northern Arizona University's 7th annual Undergraduate Symposium - a campus wide celebration of student achievement. More than 1,000 students from across all colleges will come together to share their creative discoveries and present in-depth research and scholarly work to their peers, professors, and the University and Flagstaff communities.
More than 400 posters and 200 presentations showcase the diversity of the students' experiences - from creative endeavors like photographic exhibitions or a student-written and performed play, to more traditional research activities.
The Symposium will also spotlight student participation in service learning and collaborative projects, an invaluable learning experience that connects communities and applies passion to a purpose.
Events are free and open to the public, unless noted.
Symposium poster presentation schedule (Tentative)
Posters for all three sessions must be on display for ALL day: 9:00am - 4:00pm. Student poster presenters will be assigned to be present at their posters during one of the following sessions:
- Session 1 9:00am - 11:00am
- Session 2 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Session 3 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Students should plan to put up their posters between 5:00pm - 8:00pm on Thursday (4/25/13) or prior to 8:30am on Friday (4/26/13).
Symposium oral presentation, performance, and exhibit schedule
Exhibits should be on display ALL day: 8:30am - 5:00pm. Student exhibit presenters will be assigned to be present at their exhibit during one of the following sessions:
- Morning 8:20am - 12:00pm
- Lunch 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Afternoon 12:15pm - 5:15pm
Students presenting in the Dome will be able to put up their exhibit and/or test the available presentation technology between 5:00pm - 8:00pm on Thursday (4/25/13) or prior to 8:30am on Friday (4/26/13).
Student registration process
Late applications from students in all colleges to share their work as posters, oral presentations, exhibits, and performances can be submitted online using this registration link. NOTE: Only the primary author should register; all co-authors are to be listed by the primary author in the form.
- Acceptance of a late application is contingent upon space available to present.
- Late applications will NOT appear in the printed Symposium program or the Program Addendum, as these have already gone to press.
Students: Click on the Poster Preparation Information link below for complete details about preparing and printing a poster.Poster Preparation Information
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 NAU landscape poster template
Download the NAU portrait poster template
Download the CEFNS landscape poster template
Download the CEFNS portrait poster template
This is some basic information:
- Posters should be no larger than 34
inches x 44 inches to fit on the display board; a bit smaller is fine.
- 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 inches high.
- 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
Additional information below and
on the UG Research Poster Presentation Tips webpage.
- You should
create the poster the size you need (maximum size: 34” x 44”) 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 additional charges.
- There are large
format NAU logos to be found at http://www.physics.nau.edu/~anderson/LOGOS/posterlogos.html
more graphics/less text is preferable!
On campus options:
CEFNS and HURA students only: 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 5:00pm, Friday, April
12, 2013. Non-CEFNS HURA students should put HURA poster
in the subject line of the email. Students should choose a white background to have a poster printed at no cost.
SBS: Psychology department: Psychology students have priority, but other students can also print posters here. Follow all instructions on the Psychology Department poster printing webpage and contact Janina Burton (3-0654); cost will be $30-$40.
SBS: Geography, Planning, and Recreation department: Students in any department may bring their
PPT or PDF to the GIS computer lab in Bldg #70 to print a poster; paper is NOT
heavy-duty. Cost ~$10 charged directly
to student’s account. Contact Kefirstname.lastname@example.org (3-0587) for additional information.
Other local poster printing options:
- Kinko’s FedEx: (1423 S. Plaza Way, 779-5159) ~$70
+ tax with NAU ID
- Staple’s: (2625 N. Woodlands Village Blvd.,
214-8424) ~$70 + tax
- Print Raven (1300 S. Milton #125, 773-1105) ~$52
(matte) or ~$62 (gloss) + tax
- Need 24 hours notice and prefer PDF format; you
will need to pay for the poster at the time you place your order.
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).
Unregistered vehicles may park in lots P66 (Dome) and P45 (duBois) during the Symposium on Friday, April 26th. 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.
Click here to see NAU Parking Map.