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Registration Instructions
Spring 2005
Deadline for Registration Material:
5PM Monday, April 3, 2006

Contents:


  • Complimentary Dinner

    Plan to attend the complimentary Capstone Dinner after the presentations. 

    Instructions for Abstract Submission
    1. Deadline: Abstracts must be submitted by 5 PM Monday, April 3, 2006.
    2. Use the on-line registration form.  You must submit the abstract as a file in MSWord; make sure the file is free of viruses.  The file name should include your initials and the course number (etb-c1131.doc). Use 1" margins and Time New Roman as the font.
    3. Title and names should be in 12 point
      1. A title in bold
      2. Authorís name (Year, Major); for group projects, list presenter first.
      3. Faculty mentor:
        1. Name (Department)
        2. Course Name (Course number)
    4. Begin a new paragraph for the text of the abstract; 200 words or less. Use 10 point, single space, full-justification (ie - square both margins) and do not indent the first line. Your abstract should include:
      1. A sentence stating the objectives of the study
      2. A brief summary of methods, if pertinent
      3. A summary of the results that were obtained (if available)
      4. A statement of conclusions (if available)
    5. Sample Abstracts
      1. For projects in Education
      2. For projects in Engineering
      3. For projects in Humanities
      4. For projects in Natural Sciences
      5. For projects in Social Sciences
  • Instructions for Poster Presentations:
    1. You will be provided with a 40" by 60" poster board and push pins.
    2. The posters will be displayed in Heritage Hall for the entire symposium (12:30 to 5:00 PM). All posters must be up by 12 NOON. The room will be open after 9 AM for you to set up your poster. This will not take more than 30 minutes; do it at your convenience.
    3. Be sure to note other special needs on the registration form.
    4. You may remove your poster materials after 5:00 PM Wednesday afternoon.
    5. Your faculty mentor may want to "grade" your presentation. You will be scheduled to be at your poster accordingly.
    6. Need help organizing your poster?
    7. If you wish to use the large format printer, be sure to indicate on the Registration Form.
  • Instructions for Oral Presentations:
    1. There are three times scheduled for talks (12:45 to 1:30, 2:30 to 3:15 and 4:15 to 5:00).
    2. You will be allotted 15 minutes; plan on 12 minutes for your presentation and 3 minutes for the introduction and questions.
    3. Both rooms will be equipped with an overhead projector and screen, lavaliere mike and laser pointer. If you need other AV equipment, please indicate on the registration form and it will be provided.

    4. Your faculty mentor may want to "grade" your presentation. Your talk will be scheduled accordingly.

    • Complimentary Dinner

    Plan to attend the complimentary Capstone Dinner after the presentations . 

    • Arranging to grade student projects

    If you plan to grade posters or oral presentations for student projects please indicate a preferred time on the Registration Form so that we can schedule the students accordingly. Also, please tell the students you plan to visit the posters for "grading" at the specific time. Many students will be presenting multiple posters and possibly presenting oral talks as well (for projects in two or more courses). Likewise, several faculty will be "grading" class posters. We appreciate your cooperation in this aspect of the scheduling.

    • Special Needs for Faculty Mentors:
      1. If your students have special needs for their poster presentations (e.g. tables for rock samples), they should indicate them on the registration form. If you know of additional needs, please indicate them on the registration form.
      2. Rooms for oral talks will be equipped with an overhead projector and screen, lavaliere mike and laser pointer. If your students will need other AV equipment, please indicate them on the registration form and it will be provided.
      3. Please be present during your studentsí talks in order to field questions if necessary.

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