Fifth Annual Montclair State University Student Research Symposium

April 16, 2011

Open to all students, the Fifth Annual Montclair State University Student Research Symposium will take place on April 16, 2011.

The aim of this year’s conference is to promote interdisciplinary research and collaboration in the hope of instilling in our students the importance of exploring issues from multiple perspectives. Proposals that cross boundaries among disciplines are thus encouraged.  Similar presentations will be grouped together rather than organizing them by disciplinary or college boundaries.

Students are welcome to submit proposals for 15-minute oral presentations, posters or multimedia presentations.

  • Oral presentation: Participants will present as part of a panel of similarly-themed papers. Each presenter will have fifteen minutes (ten minutes for presentation and five minutes for question and answer) to read a paper or to summarize a project and its primary conclusions. PowerPoint projection will be available upon request.
  • Poster: Participants will prepare a single poster that summarizes the overall project through its research questions, methods, and conclusions. During the session authors will be required to be available at their poster to answer questions and explain their project to audience members. Projects where the major points are evident through charts and graphs are best suited to this format. The poster should not require any audiovisual support.
  • Multimedia: Multimedia may be incorporated into the oral presentation or as a stand-alone display in lieu of a poster (e.g. timed PowerPoint presentation on a laptop.) In regards to oral presentations, participants may make them partially or completely using film, video, digital slides and/or other media, but must include, with complete clarity, the project's goals and objectives.  Technical requirements (including internet access and equipment) must be provided as part of the abstract proposal.  These presentations are not to exceed 10 minutes, followed by a 5-minute period for questions and answers. (Multimedia "posters" should not exceed 5 minutes.).

All proposals must be proofread and approved by a sponsor faculty member before being submitted.

All studies using human subjects need IRB approval.

Deadline for Abstracts: February 15, 2011

The URL for submissions is

Queries about CHSS submissions: Dr. Elizabeth Emery (
Queries about CSAM submissions: Dr. Diana Thomas (
Queries about SBUS submissions: Dr. John McGinnis (
Queries about CEHS submissions: Dr. Matthew Shurts (
Queries about CART submissions: Dr. Todd Kelshaw (