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Wide shot from above of the UMass Lowell Student Research Symposium.


Reception & Poster Session

The reception is a celebration of our students and their research accomplishments. Along with an informal poster session, the reception will include networking opportunities with our industry partners, raffles, refreshments, and the opportunity for symposium attendees to participate in poster "fan favorite" voting! Poster competition award winners will also be announced during the reception.

Unlike the poster presentation competition, students who are presenting their poster at the reception will not have a formal judging process. This session is not a competition with cash prizes, but a more relaxed opportunity for students to present their research to symposium attendees; peers, faculty, guests and industry leaders. Students should be prepared to stand with their posters and interact with those who stop to view and ask questions about the research.

Poster Session Guidelines

  • Students who wish to present are required to register prior to the event: Register online
  • Once registered, you must submit an abstract. Abstracts are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. Please note that due to limited space abstracts are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once reaching maximum capacity, we are not able to accept abstracts regardless of the deadline date and time. For more detailed information regarding abstract process and guidelines, please visit Abstract Guidelines.
  • Upon approval of your abstract by your faculty advisor, you will receive instructions on how to upload your poster. Posters are due by 11 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017. Poster guidelines, along with templates and samples, can be found here.
  • Students are responsible for bringing their own poster to the event and setting it up. ¬†Please see the event schedule for set-up times.