A student presents at the UMass Lowell Student Research Symposium.

Ways to Participate

Students are invited to participate in the judged oral presentation competition; the non-judged poster session; or enjoy the event as an attendee:

  1. Judged Oral Presentation Competition - This 90-second judged presentation requires students to communicate their research confidently and concisely with only one slide to a general audience (some members of the audience may have expertise in the subject matter, others may not). Cash prizes will be awarded to top presenters. Read more about the Poster Presentation Competition.
  2. Non-judged Poster Session & Reception - The non-judged poster session provides a more casual way for students to share their research with peers, faculty, and members of the larger UML community (i.e., alumni, community members, industry experts). This session will take place during the reception. While there will not be a formal judging process with cash prizes for the poster session, there will be "fan favorite" voting along with prizes for those posters garnering the most votes. Read more about the Reception and Poster Session.
Important Dates and Deadlines - ALL PARTICIPANTS 
  • Abstract Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2019, midnight - Abstracts Due  (Check back in January for the on-line abstract submission form!)
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019, midnight - Posters Due (in .ppt format) 
  • Monday , April 29, 2019, 5 p.m. -  Deadline to pick up posters at the Research and Innovation Office (students will be notified as soon as their poster is ready for pick-up, including specific times and location for pick-up)
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – 22st Annual Student Symposium, Moloney Hall, University Crossing

Event Schedule (Tentative)

The symposium will kick off at 2:00 p.m. with judged oral presentations. Each college will have winners announced for the best oral presentation - at least one winner for each college, but it could be more based on the number of submissions per college. The symposium is a showcase of the finest scholarly and creative work on campus, and as such, should be regarded as a professional commitment. Students planning on participating must be able to attend the event to present their poster.

Schedule of Events (Tentative)

  • 1:30 p.m- Check-In for Students Participating in Oral Presentation Competition 
  • 2-4 p.m. - Judged Oral Presentation Sessions
  • 3:30 p.m. - Check-In for Students Participating in Poster Reception
  • 4-6 p.m. - Poster Session/Reception
  • 5:30 p.m. - Poster Presentation Winners Announced by College & Fan Favorite Winners Announced

Please follow the links below for detailed information:

Any questions should be emailed to: student_symposium@uml.edu.