Graduate Student Research Symposium 2016
About
Call for Abstracts
Symposium Format
Talk Formats
Prizes
Winners
Past Winners
Volunteers
Contact/Feedback
About
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016, 12 pm - 6 pm in Granoff and Aidekman Halls

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Wolfe
Dr. Benjamin Wolfe
Benjamin Wolfe is a passionate promoter of microbial literacy through teaching and writing. His lab uses food microbial communities to address fundamental questions in microbial ecology and evolution. He has taught food microbiology courses at the Harvard Summer School and Boston University's Gastronomy Program and has taught classes or workshops at Formaggio Kitchen, the San Francisco Cheese School, and for artisan food guilds across the country. Benjamin is a regular contributor to the food magazine Lucky Peach and writes an online series about the biology of food for Boston magazine. He is a co-founder of MicrobialFoods.org, a website that digests the science of fermented foods.


Sponsored by the Graduate Student Council of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering with support from the Deans of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering.

The 20th annual research symposium will provide Tufts graduate students with the opportunity to develop their communication skills as they deliver presentations on their research to a general audience. The most effective communicators will win prizes, and all presenters will receive feedback from a panel of judges.

2016 Symposium Event Page (Link)

2016 Official Program (Link)
Call for Abstracts
The 20th Annual GSC Graduate Research Symposium for 2016 call for abstracts is out! Please fill out your abstract and submit here:

Abstract Submission (Registration link) February 15, 2016
Registration to attend (Registration link)

Please contact Cassandra Donatelli (cassandra.donatelli@tufts.edu) with any questions regarding abstract submission or registration.
Symposium Format
You may propose to present your research in one of three formats:
1) 15-minute presentation
2) 5-minute presentation
3) Poster Presentation

The details of each format are described below. Regardless of format, successful proposals will demonstrate how the student plans to present his or her research in a manner accessible to a diverse audience. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the symposium, submissions will be judged by a panel of representatives from several departments.

The Symposium will take place on February 26th from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm in Granoff and Aidekman Halls. The Symposium schedule is below and subject to change.
12:00pm - 2:00pm: 15-minute Presentations
2:30pm - 3:30pm: 5-Minute Presentations
4:00pm - 4:45pm: Poster Session and Refreshments
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Keynote speech
5:30pm - 5:45pm: Awards Presented
5:45pm - 7:00pm: Wine and Cheese Reception
Talk Formats
1) 15-minute Presentation: This is the format of a standard conference talk (innovation and creativity invited). Students should assume that they have a 15 minute slot and be prepared to leave room for questions at the end. Preparing a 12 minute talk with 3 minutes for questions is recommended.

2) 5-minute Presentation: This should be an Ignite-style talk. Students will be challenged to communicate the significance of their research confidently and concisely. Time for questions will follow the 5 minute talk slot.

3) Poster Presentation: This format gives students the opportunity to present their work concisely in a visual fashion. Posters will be hung at the beginning of the event and there will be a poster session with refreshments before the keynote speech. Please limit the size of your posters to 4 x 6 ft or less.
Prizes
Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in the 15 minute and 5 minute talks, as well as the 1st place poster.

Call for Judges
The top students in each category will win prizes for their presentations. We are currently looking for faculty, post docs, and Alumni to serve as judges for one or more sessions. If you are interested, or know someone who may be, please contact Cassandra Donatelli (cassandra.donatelli@tufts.edu).

Winners
Winners for the 20th Graduate Research Symposium will be announced following the event.
Past Winners
2015
10-Minute Presentation
Anthony D'Angelo
Wenfeng Qiu

3-Minute Presentation
Laura Corlin
Emily Nicotera

Poster Presentation

Tom Williams

2014Poster Session
10-Minute Presentation
Prity Bengani
Aaron Gardony

3-Minute Presentation
Matthew Dicintio
Felicia Lucci

Poster Presentation
Michael Vanelzakker
Volunteers

Daniel DennettThanks to those who have already volunteered!
If you are interested in serving as proposal reviewers or event volunteers or if you are interested in live tweeting one or more of the sessions, please contact Cassandra Donatelli (cassandra.donatelli@tufts.edu)

Contact/Feedback
Please contact Cassandra Donatelli at cassandra.donatelli@tufts.edu

 




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