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Steps to Participation

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Step 1: Brainstorm Topics to Explore

In ANY discipline, think about possible topics for a research or non-research project that interests you.  You can narrow it down with your mentor later.

Step 2: Find a Mentor

Find a mentor from:

  • Our list of Potential Mentors 

  • If you are able attend the optional “Getting Started” workshop Sept 13, 2019, 1:15-3:15pm at Legact Hall 101

  • The optional Mentor Mixer event Oct 3 2019, 1:15-3:15pm at Legact Hall 101

  • Ask a faculty or staff member

Step 3: Choose Your Project

  • Discuss ideas with your mentor
  • Start your project
  • If you need up to $100 for associoated costs fill out the Funding Request Form with your mentor.

Step 4: Intent to Submit Form

Take 2 minutes to fill out the Intent to Submit Form  by Oct 29, 2019

Step 5: Sign up for the Symposium Canvas website

  1. Login into Canvas
  2. Then go to 
  3. Enroll in our Canvas course shell by pressing the blue button in the right corner titled "Enroll in Course"

Step 6: Continue Your Project

Continue work on your project with your mentor’s guidance.

Step 7: Abstract/Project Description First Draft (form on Canvas)

Attend one of the “Abstract Workshops” Nov 5, 2019 2:00-3:30pm Location ALHSC 102 and Nov 13, 2019 12:45-1:45 ALHSC 102 Turn in the Abstract/Project Description First Draft by Dec 3, 2019

Step 8: Abstract/Project Description Revisions (form on Canvas)

Continue your project or research and turn in your Absract/Project Description Revisions by Feb 21, 2020

Step 9: Prepare to Present

Get ready to present your work as either a

  • Poster presentation

  • Oral presentation 

  • Exhibition of work

Attend some preparation workshops that will be emailed to you if you are able to.  Here is the Symposium Scoring Rubric.

Step 10: Compete for Monetary Prizes at the Symposium Event! March 6

Prize categories are dependent on submissions.

Contact Information

Rachel Ridnor -

Hannah Kang -

Organizing Team

Dean Abernathy • Melissa Archibald • Jessica Asbell • Shazia Aziz • Angelina Bargeron • Diane Brown • Lori Cassidy • Audrey Crouse • Katherine Donahue • Brittni Doty • Kelli Elliott • Robert Ellis • Jerome Fang • Melissa Ferguson • Tara Giblin • Ulrike Green• Amy Hellman • Hannah Kang • Jon Mochizuki • Duy Pham • Rachel Ridnor • Eliza Rubenstein • Brent Rudmann •  Guido Sendowsky • Michael Sutliff