What do the themes mean?
Themes are the broad research areas that are currently being studied at the Jackson School.
How do I submit my abstract?
To submit your abstract, follow the instructions on the Abstract Submission page on the Symposium website. We no longer accept abstracts in the form of word documents sent through email. You must use our online abstract submission form.
How do I know what theme I am in?
If you are not sure which theme you are in after consulting the website, or ask your adviser and fellow students.
What are the judging categories?
See: Judging categories
If I will be gone during the Symposium, can I still submit an abstract?
We require that you are present at your poster to participate in the Symposium. If you know you will not be able to attend the event, we ask that you do not submit an abstract.
If you have already submitted an abstract, and later discover you can no longer attend, please let us know so we can withdraw your abstract. This is important for judging purposes.
When do I become “late career PhD”?
You are in the “Late Career PhD” judging category after you have passed your qualifying exam. If you have not completed your qualifying exam, you are still considered in the Early Career Graduate category.
What size are the posters?
The poster stands require posters to be 3-3.5 ft tall, and no longer than 6 ft wide. If printing at JGB: At least one dimension of your poster (usually height) needs to be equal or less than 42 inches. Give yourself a half inch of white space on all sides to the edge of the paper.
Can I submit my Undergraduate research if I am a graduate student?
You sure can! You should choose your theme based on the topic of your undergraduate research, and choose your judging category as Early Career Graduate.
Where can I print my poster?
Printing services are available in JGB on the main campus through Jeffrey Horowitz. You should email him with questions at email@example.com. He usually has a sign up sheet the week before the Symposium in the 6th floor computer lab.
Pickle research campus has printers available for students to use at UTIG and BEG.
How do I know you received my abstract?
After the abstract deadline has passed, we will “approve” your abstract online. Close to the event, we will compile and publish list of the abstracts. At this time, if your abstract does not appear, we may have missed your submission. If you require confirmation that we received your abstract, just email us and we can let you know.
Where is the Symposium?
On campus at the San Jacinto Hall!
I’m listed under the wrong theme or judging category, how do I get that changed?
If you are listed under the wrong theme or judging category then send the symposium chairs (2024: Nicole Czwakiel firstname.lastname@example.org and Mikayla Pascual email@example.com) an email and we will fix it.
What time do I show up?
You are asked to show up half an hour before your presentation session. AM presenters and judges should show up at 9:30 am to begin presenting at 10am. PM presenters should show up by 1:00pm to present at 1pm.
If I present in the morning, do I have to stay all day?
You do not have to stay the whole day, but we would like you to return for the awards ceremony at the end of the day in case you received one of the awards.