Research Day, the University’s Annual Student Research Symposium, is a forum that showcases and rewards outstanding student scholarship and research by students at Montclair State University. Research Day 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 all undergraduate and graduate students, Research Day 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.
- Oral presentation: Participants will be grouped into a panel of similarly-themed papers. Each presenter will have five minutes to present a paper or to summarize a project and its primary conclusions, and five minutes for questions and answers. 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 must be stated in the abstract proposal. Equipment for PowerPoint projection will be available.
- 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 and Requirements to learn more about poster presentations.