How to Participate

About the 2022 Symposium

Presentation proposals must be submitted by March 6, 2022.

The May 4, 2022 event has two session formats. Presenters must submit a proposal abstract of up to 250 words that outlines their research and identifies which of the following two presentation formats:

  • Poster presentation, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • or
  • Oral presentation: You will be scheduled for an assigned 15 minute time block between 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Participant Requirements

  • Must be an enrolled student during spring term 2022 to participate, but your research need not be completed when you submit.*
  • Must be able to attend the May 4, 2022 event at PSU Smith Memorial Student Union.
  • Can submit one presentation or one poster.
  • Must create a PDXScholar account which is an account independent of your PSU Single Sign-on account.
  • Presenters are encouraged to invite friends, family, colleagues, classmates, and instructors to attend the event. Event organizers do their best to promote campus and community participation. The best promoters of this event are the presenters themselves. Please promote it widely.
*To be eligible for the Poster Competition research must be advanced enough to be able to present data collection and research findings.

Suggestions for Developing an Abstract

Those who evaluate your proposal will likely be unfamiliar with your discipline. Although it is not required that you include all the items listed here, a strong research abstract often responds to these topics:

  • Introduction
  • Research significance -- This usually answers the question: Why did you or why do you want to do this research?
  • Methodology
  • Results -- If your research is not at the phase of producing results, you can omit this section.
  • Conclusion