College of Education & Human Development
30th Annual Steele Symposium
Friday, April 24, 2015
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
654 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19713
An annual celebration of our students’ scholarship
The Steele Symposium is coordinated by the College of Education and Human Development and includes undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Education and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. 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 are enthusiastically welcome to attend and hear the student presentations.
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.
We are pleased to welcome as our luncheon keynote speaker Dr. Grover (Russ) Whitehurst of The Brookings Institution, who will present, “Pre-K Research and Social Policy: Be Careful What You Wish For.” Russ Whitehurst is the George and Herman R. Brown Chair in Education Studies and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he is responsible for shaping public and political opinion on education policy based on findings from research. As the founding director of the Institute of Education Sciences within the U.S. Department of Education, he is widely acknowledged to have had a transforming effect on the rigor and relevance of education research. In his earlier career as a developmental psychologist he carried out seminal research on early literacy, language development, and preschool education. A program he developed to enhance language development in children from low-income families, Dialogic Reading, is used in preschools around the world. He is a recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Microsoft Innovators in Higher Education Award (for his development of CourseNet — a digital platform for college courses), the Peter H. Rossi Award of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (for contributions to program evaluation); and the Robert Boruch Award from the Campbell Collaboration (for distinctive contributions to research that informs public policy).
All students presenting a paper or poster have been invited to attend lunch as our guest and those who indicated they will attend lunch on the Registration Form will have a lunch ticket waiting at the registration table. A limited number of luncheon tickets will be available for advance purchase by non-presenters for $24 each.
Symposium Event Details
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 past years. Many second year students do a poster presentation, and most of the third and fourth year students do a paper presentation.
All Student Participants
The Steele Symposium is a wonderful chance to showcase your work of our students 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.
For those giving presentations during the concurrent sessions, audience members will have the option to submit an evaluation using the Presenter Feedback Form. The feedback forms will be distributed at each session and will be collected at the end and given to the presenter. There is no need for presenters to print and bring them.
Submitting a Paper or Poster
We are grateful for the support of the Steele family and the ability to offer awards to recognize excellent student scholarship.
There are two tracks for participating in the symposium: (1) Submitting either a paper or poster for award consideration and presenting at the Symposium on April 24, or (2) Presenting a paper or poster at the Steele Symposium on April 24.
Papers and posters that are being considered for awards will be judged by a faculty committee using a common rubric. (See the Poster Rubric and the Paper Rubric.) Papers and posters submitted for award consideration will be prepared by the CEHD Dean’s Office for blind review by the faculty committee.
Steele Symposium Award Consideration Form (due March 2, only for those entering for award consideration)
Steele Symposium Student Registration Form (due March 25, from every student participating in the Steele Symposium)
|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 submit a completed paper to be judged by a faculty committee and give an oral presentation about your project at the Symposium.||You will submit a completed 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 24.|
|Registration Deadline||March 2. You will tell us you plan to submit a paper by completing the Award Consideration Form so we can assemble a panel of faculty readers.March 25: Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due.||March 2. You will tell us you plan to submit a poster by completing the Award Consideration Form so we can assemble a panel of faculty judges.March 25: Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due.||March 25: Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due.||March 25: Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due.|
|Work Product Due Date||March 25: Your completed paper is submitted and the Dean’s Office will remove identifying information before faculty judging. Papers should be emailed to email@example.com.April 24: You will give an oral presentation about your project at the Steele Symposium.||March 25: 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 24: You will give an informal summary about your poster during the Poster Session at the Steele Symposium.||April 24: You will give an oral presentation about your project at the Steele Symposium.||April 24: You will give an oral description about your poster during the Poster Session at the Steele Symposium.|
Presentation Logistics: Info for Presenters
There will be eight different 20-minute sessions with up to five concurrent sessions in each time slot. Presenters should prepare a 15-minute talk and then allow five minutes for questions and answers for a total session time of 20 minutes. Laptops and projectors will be provided in all presentation rooms. Presenters should bring a thumb drive (or similar) with presentation files. Though internet connections are expected, presenters should have a reliable back-up of your presentation files.
The poster session will be 40 minutes and everyone who is preparing a poster will be scheduled during this same session from 11:20-12:00 noon. 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) so please plan accordingly.
Luncheon and Keynote Address
All students presenting a paper or poster will be invited to attend lunch as our guest. Student presenters must indicate their plans to attend lunch on the Registration Form and a lunch ticket will be waiting for you at the registration table. A limited number of luncheon tickets will be available for advance purchase by non-presenters for $24 each.
We are pleased to welcome as our speaker Dr. Grover (Russ) Whitehurst of The Brookings Institution. He serves as Senior Fellow and Herman and George R. Brown Chair of Education Studies and Director of the Brown Center on Education Policy.