Cal Poly Pomona

8th Annual Science Research Symposium

Wed. May 1, 2013: From Craig A. Rich, Assoc. Dean, Dear Colleagues and Students:

I am pleased to announce that students conducting research in the College of Science are invited to participate in the 8th Annual Science Research Symposium. This event took place Friday, May 31, 2013, from noon to 2:00 p.m., in the University Quad, front of Bldg 8. Students had the opportunity to offer a poster presentation that highlighted research they completed. Students from the LSAMP, SEES RaMP and RISE fellowship programs were encouraged to submit abstracts, along with all interested students from the College of Science. Students and projects - at any stage from preliminary to completed senior projects or master's theses/projects. Faculty, to encourage students to submit an abstract and plan to attend this event celebrating the research completed.

Please see url regarding Symposium on 5.31.13 . 



Thanks to the generous support of the California LSAMP Program and the College of Science, we are pleased to announce the 8th 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 31, 2013 in the University Quad in front of Building 8.

Friday, May 31, 2013 (University Quad in front of Building 8)

  • Welcome/Kickoff: Noon
  • Poster Session: Noon–2:00 p.m.
  • *Family members and advisors are welcome to attend*

We hope to see you at the Symposium!

Research Presentations

Submit an Abstract (Deadline Friday, May 24, 2013)

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 Kevin Franke in Biological Sciences ( no later than the morning of Friday, May 24, 2013. We cannot guarantee on-time printing of posters submitted to Kevin 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.