Calling all Scientistas! Want to gain experience presenting your research to an international audience? Want to enter a chance to win scholarship prizes? The Scientista Foundation will be hosting its third annual research symposium for women in STEM, to be held at Microsoft in New York City, NY on April 8-9, 2017.
The Scientista Symposium is a one-day event that brings female graduate and undergraduate students together from across the country to listen to inspirational talks, network, and highlight the research of undergraduate and graduate women across STEM fields via a poster session, career fair, talks, and workshops. We are inviting the applications for the Poster session on “The Scientista Symposium 2017” which will be held on April 8, 2017 in Microsoft HQ, New York. The Poster session is open for both undergraduate and graduate female researchers. This is a great opportunity to present your research work to a wide range of female researchers around the country and get their insights on your work. Each poster will be judged by a minimum of two judges, one from a person working closer to your field of research and the other judge from another STEM department. From this you can know, that your poster will also be evaluated on how you explain your work to such a broader audience. If you are interested in presenting your work, please click here to submit your abstract. The guidelines for your abstract are given below:
Abstract length: 150-250 words.
Must contain the title, author names (including your research advisor’s name), author affiliations.
File Name format: “Grad/Undergrad-LastName”
Eligibility for Abstract Submission:
To be eligible to submit an abstract, participants:
Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the Fall 2016 semester;
Must have conducted the research for the abstract while enrolled as an undergraduate student (abstracts of works in progress will be accepted);
Must commit to attending the 2017 symposium if your abstract is accepted for presentation. Presenters will be responsible for printing their own poster and covering the cost of their poster stand rental fee.
All submitted abstracts should include the following:
Background: Identify the problem being addressed, its importance, and the hypothesis being tested
Methods: Describe the approach taken to address the hypothesis including study design and data analysis.
Results: Include a summary of findings/outcomes from the study.
Conclusions: Discuss the significance of the findings from the study and its potential impact (if applicable).
Form must be submitted in one sitting. Do not hit submit until all fields are completed.
Upload your abstract using the form upload.
Please provide the contact information of any authors of your paper.
Please provide the contact information of your faculty supervisor. Supervisor permission is required for you to participate.
Notification of Acceptance:
Submissions should be sent electronically as a Microsoft Word document (or tex file with accompanying pdf, if special characters are required) to the research symposium committee using the form below and must be received no later than March 31st, 2017. You will be notified on a rolling basis whether or not your abstract was accepted for the poster session.
Poster preparation guidelines:
Poster format: No specific size is required; you can customize the poster as desired.
The size of the poster board that will be given to you to mount the poster will be 36 inches tall and 48 inches wide.
Each poster selected for the event will be given a scheduled display time during the event and the speaker is required to be there at their poster for the whole time slot.
Board pins and tape required for mounting the poster will be given at the symposium.
The evaluation of the poster will be based on the overall organization and content, description of work, speaker’s presentation and their knowledge on the work.
Are you preparing your poster for the first time? Click here to get some guidelines on how to prepare your poster.
Opportunity for Graduate Students, Post-Docs, University Faculty, and Professionals: Scientista is currently seeking individuals with a masters, PhD, MD, or equivalent expertise in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medical field judge the Scientista Symposium poster fair competition. Judges have the opportunity to provide valuable feedback to female undergraduate and graduate students on their original scholarly research projects. Interacting with judges serves as an invaluable opportunity for students to connect with professionals and receive valuable feedback on their research and communication skills.
Graduate students interested in serving as Judges will be assigned to judge the undergraduate students’ poster. If you are also presenting a poster, you will be given different time slot to judge the poster.
All judges will be assigned to 3-5 posters; some closely related to their area of expertise and some posters will be a non-related from your field of expertise (You can chose your preferences in the sign up form under "Interested in Judging").
Duties: * Evaluate the posters based on the rubric provided * Provide feedback/suggestions to the presenters based on their presentation and their work (will be filling this in the rubric)
All judging will take place the morning of April 8, 2017 at Microsoft Office in Manhattan, NY.
Complementary breakfast will be provided.
Judge Eligibility and Requirements:
To be eligible to serve as a judge for the 2017 Scientista Symposium:
Must have a Masters, PhD, MD, or demonstrated area of expertise in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medical field.
Must be able to attend the entire duration of the judging session.
Must disclose any relationship or affiliation with a poster presenter that may be seen as a conflict of interest.
Click here to sign-up as a Judge in Scientista Symposium 2017!
Please direct all inquiries to Symposium@scientistafoundation.org.