Student Research Symposium

University Hall, 7th Floor Conference Center

The Montclair State University Annual Student Research Symposium is a forum that showcases and rewards outstanding student scholarship and research by students at Montclair State University. The Symposium provides a venue for sharing research with the academic community, peers, and the greater community through poster displays as well as oral and multimedia presentations.

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, the Symposium aims 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 in regards to their "theme" rather than discipline or college derivation, and there are several monetary awards for the top interdisciplinary presentations.

Symposium Program

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  • Oral presentation: Participants will present as part of a panel of similarly-themed papers. Each presenter will have 15 minutes (10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for question and answer) to present a paper or to summarize a project and its primary conclusions. Equipment for PowerPoint projection will be available.
  • Multimedia presentation: Multimedia will be incorporated into the oral presentation sessions. Participants may make their presentations partially or completely using film, video, digital slides and/or other media, but the project's goals and objectives must be clearly specified within the presentation. Technical requirements (including internet access and equipment) must be stated in the abstract proposal. Like the oral presentations, these are not to exceed 15 minutes, 10 minutes for the presentation followed by a 5 minute period for questions and answers.
  • 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. View the Poster Guidelines & Requirements to learn more about poster presentations.