Cal Poly Pomona

9th Annual Science Research Symposium

Thanks to the generous support of the California LSAMP Program and the College of Science, we are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Science Research Symposium, highlighting student research projects being completed by LSAMP, SEES RaMP, RISE fellows, and students conducting senior project and master's thesis/project research. This celebration of student research will take place on Friday, May 30, 2014 in the University Quad in front of Building 8.

Friday, May 30, 2014 (University Quad in front of Building 8)

  • Welcome/Kickoff: Noon
  • Poster Session: Noon–2 p.m.
  • *Family members and advisors are welcome to attend*

We hope to see you at the Symposium!

9th Annual Science Research Symposium Presentations (May 30, 2014)

8th Annual Science Research Symposium Presentations and Pictures (May 31, 2013)

Submit an Abstract (Deadline Friday, May 23, 2014, 5 p.m.)

I am pleased to announce that students conducting research in the College of Science are invited to participate in the 9th Annual Science Research Symposium. This event will take place on Friday, May 30, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. in the University Quad in front of Building 8. Students will have the opportunity to offer a poster presentation that highlights their research. Students from the LSAMP, SEES RaMP and RISE fellowship programs are encouraged to submit abstracts, along with all interested students from the College of Science. Students and projects can be at any stage, from preliminary to completed senior projects or master's theses/projects. Faculty, please encourage your students to submit an abstract and plan to attend this event celebrating student research.

Abstract Submission Form and Instructions (.docx)
Abstract Template (.docx)

Poster Presentation Guidlines

Poster Template (.pptx)

  • To save on printing costs, if you already have a poster that is suitable for presentation, do not make a new one.
  • If you need to make a new poster, please make it no larger than 48 inches wide by 41 inches tall. Yes, that is a hard limit.
  • It is recommended that you use the Powerpoint poster template provided.
  • Powerpoint files should be emailed to no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014. We cannot guarantee on-time printing of posters submitted after that time.
  • Your poster, including graphs, legends, introductory and concluding material, will be viewed from a distance of 3 feet or more. To be readable, the smallest lettering should be at least 6 mm high (18 point). Titles should be at least 1" (72 point).
  • Your poster should be self-explanatory so that you are free to discuss and answer questions from your colleagues. Keep the presentation as simple as possible, with minimal text. The figures, tables and summary should cover about 50% of the poster area.
  • Arrange your poster in columns rather than in rows. It is easier for viewers to scan a poster by moving up and down as they are walking along its length rather than zigzagging back and forth in front of it. The sequence of illustrations should be indicated with numbers at least 2 cm high, preferably in bold print. Remember that illustrations may be viewed from a distance.
  • Each figure or table should have a heading of one or two lines in large type (8 mm) that provides a brief (one or two lines) descriptive message or conclusion. More detailed information should be provided in a legend in smaller type below the figure. The legend should contain commentary that would ordinarily appear in the body of the manuscript.
  • Prepare a draft of the poster and obtain input from colleagues before the meeting to help make a well organized, informative, and effective poster.