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College of Education & Human Development
32nd Annual Steele Symposium

An annual celebration of our students’ scholarship

Friday, April 21, 2017
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

– 1:00 Presentations
– 4:15 Posters and reception
– 5:00 Award ceremony (2017 award recipients)

Clayton Hall on UD’s Laird Campus
100 David Hollowell Dr.

The Steele Symposium is coordinated by the College of Education and Human Development and includes presentations by undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Education and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

The Symposium is a great opportunity for students to showcase their work for classes, research projects or toward their graduate degree. Students may elect to present papers or posters.

In recognition of the symposium’s roots in home economics and family and consumer sciences, students from the Fashion and Apparel Studies department and in the majors of Applied Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences and Nutrition are warmly invited to participate.  In addition, faculty of the departments, as well as guests and community members, are enthusiastically welcome to attend and hear the student presentations.

Following the presentations, we are holding a poster session during the reception. Steele award recipients will be announced during this time. The reception is free and open to all, but we ask that you RSVP by April 14.

Symposium Event Details

Information for All Student Participants

The Steele Symposium is a wonderful chance to showcase your work as well as give you practice presenting to a professional audience. Please talk with your adviser or other faculty sponsor now and begin planning the presentation you will make.

If you are interested in knowing what presentations were made last year, the 2016 schedule is available.

For those giving oral presentations during the concurrent sessions, audience members will have the option to submit an evaluation using the Presenter Feedback Form. This is done so students can have constructive feedback about their presentation. The feedback forms will be distributed at each session and will be collected at the end and given to the presenter.

Program Requirement for Ph.D. in Education Students

Participation in the research symposium is required for Ph.D. in Education students. The focus of this research forum is to give you practice in professional conference style presentations, and also to give you an opportunity to share your work with other graduate student colleagues and faculty.

Although there are exceptions, generally first-year students attend the event but are not required to present, though some first-years have made presentations in the past. Many second year students do a poster presentation, and most of the third and fourth year students do a paper presentation. Students are expected to participate beyond the fourth year if they are still in the program.

Award Consideration

Submitting a Paper or Poster for Award Consideration

We are grateful for the support of the Steele family and the ability to offer awards to recognize excellent student scholarship.

All presenters may submit their work for consideration for an award; however, this is not required.

Submissions for award consideration must be the original work of the student submitting the paper summary or poster. Co-authors may submit for award consideration, as long as all the co-authors are UD students. Papers or posters co-authored with faculty may not be submitted for award consideration.

Papers and posters that are submitted for award consideration will be judged by a faculty committee using a common rubric. (See the Poster Rubric and the Paper Rubric.) The CEHD Dean’s Office will remove identifying information from these submissions, for blind review by the faculty committee.

Summaries of Papers for Award Consideration

Students submitting papers for award consideration will not submit their entire original paper, but will instead submit a summary following these guidelines:

Graduate Student Guidelines for Paper Submission

Undergraduate Student Guidelines for Paper Submission

 

Summaries of graduate-level papers have a 5-page limit. All submissions must be double spaced, in Times New Roman font, 12-point size, with 1-inch margins on top, bottom, right and left.

 

Summaries of undergraduate-level papers have a 2-page limit. All submissions must be double spaced, in Times New Roman font, 12-point size, with 1-inch margins on top, bottom, right and left.

 

May submit 2 additional pages of tables or figures

 

May submit 2 additional pages of tables or figures

 

A summary of a research report should provide background, rationale, questions, methodology, results, and implications of a completed study.

A summary of a theoretical or policy paper should provide a brief overview of the issue to be addressed, related research findings, conclusions, and implications.

 

A summary of a research report should provide background, rationale, questions, methodology, results, and implications of a completed study.

A summary of a theoretical or policy paper should provide a brief overview of the issue to be addressed, related research findings, conclusions, and implications.


Submitting a Poster for Prize Consideration

All posters to be considered for prizes should be delivered to the CEHD Dean’s Office in 106 Alison Hall West by March 22.  See below for size specifications and printing information.

Submitting a PAPER for Award Consideration and Presenting it at the Steele Symposium

Submitting a POSTER for Award Consideration and Presenting it at the Steele Symposium

Presenting a PAPER at the Steele Symposium

(no award consideration)

 Presenting a POSTER at the Steele Symposium
(no award consideration)

Work Product Description  

You will submitsummary of your paper to be judged by a faculty committee and give an oral presentation about your project at the Symposium.

 

You will submitcompleted poster summarizing your research to be judged by a faculty committee and be prepared to give an oral description during the Poster Session at the Symposium.

 

You will prepare an oral presentation of a research project you are planning or have conducted, either in class or for your own research. No actual document needs to be submitted.

 

You will bring a completed poster summarizing your research project and be prepared to give an oral description of your project at the Poster Session on April 29.

Registration Deadline  

March 22: Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract, and your summary is due.

 

March 22:  Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract and completed poster is due.

 

March 22: Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due.

 

March 22: Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due.

Work Product Due Date  

March 22: Your summary is submitted and the Dean’s Office will remove identifying information before faculty judging.

You submit your summary by uploading it in the registration form. (Once you click that you are submitting for award consideration and select paper, a link will appear.)
April 21: You will give an oral presentation about your project at the Steele Symposium.

 

March 22: Your completed poster is submitted and the Dean’s Office will remove identifying information before faculty judging. Posters should be delivered to 106 Alison Hall West.

April 21: You will give an informal summary about your poster during the Poster Session at the Steele Symposium.

 

April 21: You will give an oral presentation about your project at the Steele Symposium.

 

April 21: You will give an oral description about your poster during the Poster Session at the Steele Symposium.

 

 

 

Presentation Logistics: Info for Presenters

Paper Presentations

  • Each presentation will be a 20-minute session with up to seven concurrent sessions in each time slot.
  • Presenters should prepare a 15-minute talk and then allow five minutes for questions and answers.
  • Presenters should plan to bring their own laptop or you may borrow one from us if you let us know in advance.
  • Though internet connections are expected, presenters should have a reliable back-up of presentation files, like a thumb drive or (similar).

Poster Session

  • The poster session will be about 60 minutes and everyone who is preparing a poster will be scheduled during this same session starting at 4:20 pm.
  • Please plan to arrive and have your poster set up by 4:00 pm.
  • Students who present posters stand next to their display and audience members circulate through the room and look at the posters and may ask questions or offer ideas.

Easels will be provided, along with a foam poster board to support your large paper poster.

Most students have large format posters printed on paper and then roll them up for transport.  At the event, you can unroll your poster and affix it to the cardboard poster board with the clips that will be provided.

The size of the cardboard poster board provided will be 36 x 48 inches. It would be an excellent idea to print your poster in a size that will fit onto a surface that is 36 x 48 inches.

Students are responsible for having their posters printed. Printing may be done on campus through Information Technologies or University Printing.

Students can elect to have it done at an off-campus vendor as well. Printing a large format poster can take 24 hours (or perhaps more).  Please plan accordingly.

 

Please contact Christina Johnston for questions about presentation logistics.

 

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