Each spring, the Office of Engaged Learning teams with the Office of Graduate Studies to present Research Days. Consisting of poster sessions (one for undergraduates and one for graduate students), Research Days is a fun time to see the breadth of research being conducted by students at SMU.
Each presenter is eligible to compete for prizes. Judges will be roaming around to select the top poster in each discipline (some departments may be combined). Winning undergraduate posters can compete again at the Graduate Poster Session. Click here to see the judges' rubric: http://bit.do/ugrjudge.
The next Research Days will be on March 24 and 25, 2020. The Undergraduate Poster Session will be in Mack Ballroom on Tuesday, March 24th from 2-5pm.
Sign up for the Undergraduate Poster Session: SIGN UP FORM (Deadline: Friday, March 13)
- Click here to find info for the Graduate Poster Session
Note: you are not required to use these templates. You are not required to use this company to print!
Mike Morrison's "Better Scientific Poster": https://osf.io/ef53g/
Local print shops
AlphaGraphics (Knox St.)
FastSigns (Mockingbird Ln.)
Minuteman Press (Park Ln.)
Poster print funding
Most posters cost about $50-70. Ask your department if there are funds available. The Office of Engaged Learning does not cover printing costs.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom (NOTE: 2020 will take place in Mack Ballroom in Umphrey-Lee). The setup will be similar:
Each fall, students in select research and service programs are invited to give oral presentations in a miniature professional conference. The programs include: Engaged Learning Fellows, Summer Research Fellows, Cooper/McElvaney Fellows, Maguire Public Service Fellows, McNair Scholars, and Richter Fellows.
Presentations are approximately 10 minutes, and visuals (e.g. Powerpoint) are encouraged.
Sign up form for Fall 2020 forthcoming.
During the summer, we offer a weekly seminar with free lunch and research presentations by SMU faculty and guests. Summer Research Assistants are highly encouraged to attend, and the Symposium is open to everyone.
Details for Summer 2020 forthcoming.
We offer workshops approximately once a month during the academic year. Often these are coordinated with outside departments, such as University Libraries. Recent topics include:
- What is research?
- How to read a scholarly article
- From idea to publication
- Reimbursements made easy
- Resumes for researchers
- Making awesome (research) posters
- The Elevator Pitch
We are more than happy to present these workshops (or general information sessions) during class time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time.