7th Annual Student Research Symposium

Event Details
  7th Annual Student Research Symposium
  April 20, 2013 8:30 AM
  April 20, 2013 6:30 PM
  University Hall
About the 7th Annual Student Research Symposium

7th Annual Student Research Symposium                         
“Promoting Collaboration across Disciplines”      
Saturday, April 20, 2013 – University Hall
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

We welcome Montclair State alumni, family and friends to attend the the 7th Annual Student Research Symposium. The Montclair State University 7th Annual Student Research Symposium is a forum that showcases and rewards outstanding student scholarship and research by students at Montclair State University. The Symposium 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 undergraduate and graduate student participation, the Symposium 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, and there are several monetary awards for the top interdisciplinary presentations (details below).

Come to campus on Saturday, April 20th to see the incredible work and research of our students. 

Click here for a full schedule of the day.

If you are interested in attending the Student Research Symposium please contact Lauren Traylor, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at 973.655.3323 or traylorl@mail.montclair.edu

About the Presentations

Abstract Categories

  • Oral presentation: Participants will present as part of a panel of similarly-themed papers. Each presenter will have fifteen minutes (ten minutes for presentation and five minutes for question and answer) to present a paper or to summarize a project and its primary conclusions. Equipment for PowerPoint projection will be available.
  • Poster presentation: 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.
  • Multimedia presentation: Multimedia will be incorporated into the oral presentation sessions. Participants may make their presentations partially or completely using film, video, digital slides and/or other media, but must include, with complete clarity, the project's goals and objectives. Technical requirements (including internet access and equipment) must be stated in the abstract proposal. These presentations are not to exceed 10 minutes, followed by a 5 minute period for questions and answers.


There are four monetary awards available for the best interdisciplinary submissions, two for undergraduate projects and two for graduate projects.  Awards will be presented in the categories of “Best Interdisciplinary Poster Presentation “and “Best Interdisciplinary Oral Presentation.”  For each category the award will be presented to one undergraduate and one graduate student respectively.