Instructions

  1. New this year :  Oral Presentations will be on Wednesday afternoon, April 2, 2014.  Please rearrange your schedule accordingly.

  2. The deadline for submitting an abstract for oral presentations is Wednesday, March 5, 2014.  (Note:  see the Abstract Guidelines page for the rules for creating your abstract.) 

    Oral presentations must be limited to ten (10) minutes in length , followed by five minutes for judges' questions.

  3. Important:  Speakers must e-mail an electronic copy of their PowerPoint presentation to   no later than 12 noon Tuesday, April 1, 2014 , so that all presentations are uploaded at the facility and ready to project on time.  Please ensure that your PowerPoint file is complete, accurate, and error-free, as no changes will be allowed after submission.

  4. Please be aware that it is each student's responsibility to notify his/her instructor(s) in advance of the impending absence from class on April 5th.  A letter serving as the "Class Absence Authorization Form" will be provided in the student packets (see Step 7 below).

  5. On Wednesday, all speakers should check in and pick up their name badge at the Forum Information Desk no later than 30 minutes before your scheduled speaking time.  Do not enter a presentation room while a presentation is in progress.  When you arrive in the room, identify yourself to the session /moderatorr.  

    You should regularly check the Oral Presentation Schedule for your scheduled time slot and location and for any updates to the schedule.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check it often.

  6. Speakers should plan to attend the keynote address and awards ceremony that take place on Thursday, April 3. 

  7. Photos (individual and group) of all award winners will be taken during and after the awards ceremony. Therefore, all award winners should stay until the ceremony is finished.

  8. Remember to copy and distribute the Class Absence Authorization Letter to your instructors.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail your question(s) to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at .