Tips for attending the Student Research Symposium

The 2021 SRS is going virtual! The virtual event will be on March 19 and 20, 2021. More information to come out soon. 

Types of sessions

There are two types of sessions: poster presentations and oral presentations.

Attending a poster presentation is easy, and it's a great way to talk with students who are working with faculty in your field!  

  1. Once you find a poster you want to learn more about, look for the person standing by the poster and ask "Is this your poster?"
  2. Assuming you get a "Yes," ask the presenter to walk you through their project. (Yup, that's it! You don't even have to read what they have there!)
  3. If you want to know more, follow up with questions about their research project.

Attending oral presentations is easy, just arrive before the session starts if possible.  You will hear a series of short presentations (about 10 minutes each), followed by a 5-minute  question-and-answer session.  You may enter or leave a session in between presentations, but be polite, quiet, and discreet.