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Undergraduate Symposium

The 2011 Undergraduate Symposium will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in the Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall.

Need help making a presentation poster? Look here! More poster making information is located here.

University Digital Conservancy (UDC)

Consider archiving your 2011 Undergraduate Symposium poster in the University Digital Conservancy. The UDCwill give you a permanent digital record of your research results with a high internet search engine ranking. To see what is available at the UDC, go here.

For the UDC agreement form and process, go here.

Symposium Schedule

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Poster Session 1
1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Intersession (Take Down and Put Up Posters)
1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Poster Session 2
2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Intersession (Take Down and Put Up Posters)
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Poster Session 3
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Award Presentations

Symposium Registration

The Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline isWednesday, March 23, 2011.

There are two steps:

1. Register here.

Submit Your Abstract:
• Download the Powerpoint template.
• Edit the template to include your information and abstract. Do NOT change the line that begins "Poster Number" If you wish to include a photo, paste the photo on top of the marked box on the template. If you do not wish to include a photo, remove the photo box and the text within it.
• You can see an example of a completed abstract here.
• If you have the required software and know how to do this, you should also make a pdf version of your abstract and submit both the Power point version and the pdf version (.ppt and .pdf files). You can see an example of a .pdf abstract here.

Please check to make sure that the dimensions of your abstract document are 8.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches high.

2. Submit abstract here.

Please make your abstract understandable on a basic level to a non-expert and avoid jargon, wherever possible. Abstracts should convey a sense of the bigger picture of research in your field, in addition to some detail on your contribution to a specific project. Please edit your work carefully for accuracy and check with your faculty mentor before submitting.

The symposium is open to all undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota. For more information, please contact