2019 Steele Symposium

Steele Symposium

Friday, April 12, 2019
12:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Clayton Hall on UD’s Laird Campus
100 David Hollowell Dr.

The reception is free and open to all, but we ask that you RSVP. Parking fees will be waived in the Clayton Hall lot. 

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 Sciences.

The Symposium is a great opportunity for students to showcase the research they are engaged in as part of their coursework, assistantship, or dissertation. Students may elect to present papers or posters, and advanced graduate students may choose to be a discussant.

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 invited to participate, and faculty of these departments are invited to attend.

In addition, guests and community members are enthusiastically welcome to attend and hear the student presentations.

This Symposium is made possible by the generous donation by the Steele Family. Learn more about Marion H. Steele and the establishment of the Marion Steele Research Symposium

The University of Delaware has photographers and videographers at this event. By attending this event, you grant the University of Delaware permission to publish or display photographic or video images of you. Images may be used in any promotional material, publications or other applications. Please notify the event photographer at the time the photograph is being taken if you prefer not to be photographed.

 
 

2019 Steele Symposium Award Winners

1st Place Graduate Paper

John Strong, A Mixed Methods Experimental Study of a Text Structure Intervention in Grades 4-5

2nd Place Graduate Paper

Ginnie Sawyer Morris, Examining the effects of maternal binge-drinking and marijuana use on children’s mental health trajectories: A latent class growth analysis

3rd Place Graduate Paper

Daniela Avelar, Giggles and Smiles: Behavioral and Physiological Correlates of Shared Book Reading vs. Independent Tablet Reading


1st Place Graduate Poster

Ye Shen, Cognate Awareness as a Longitudinal Predictor of Second Language Reading Comprehension: The Facilitating Effects of Word Identification and Vocabulary

2nd Place Graduate Poster

Scott Sheridan, The Culture of Technology Use: An Ethnographic Exploration of One Teacher’s Classroom

 

2019 CEHD Talks

Click to play video CEHD Talks: Sara Gartland

Sara Gartland

Sara Gartland, a doctoral student in the School of Education presented her research “But I Was A Teacher! Reflections on Disconnects Between Research and Practice.”

Click to play video

Annette Pic

Annette Pic, a Master’s student in Human Development and Family Sciences, presents “Reclaiming Play: Why We Should Never Stop.”

 

Steele Symposium Schedule

May 1, 2020
Clayton Hall on UD’s Laird Campus
100 David Hollowell Dr.

AC:  Award Consideration

1:00 to 1:30pm      CEHDTalks followed by student presentations
During the CEHDTalks, two graduate students will present their research in a format similar to a TED Talk. During the semester, these students will receive coaching to help them explain their research through storytelling. Presentations will be given live and videotaped for future use.

1:40 to 2:40pm      Session 1
Panel 1A: Student Interest, Identity and Instructional Match
Panel 1B: How Evidence and Data Inform Policy and Practice
Panel 1C: Intervention and Assessment in Reading and Writing

2:50 to 3:50pm      Session 2
Panel 2A: Teacher Decision-making about Equity and Instruction
Panel 2B: Academic and Social Support for Children and Adolescents from Diverse Backgrounds
Panel 2C: Improving Statistical Methods, and the Effects of Drug Abuse on Mental Health

4:00 to 5:00pm      Session 3
Panel 3A: Risk and Resources in Public Schools
Panel 3B: Math Understanding and Engagement

5:00 to 6:00pm      Poster session, reception and judging results announced

 

Presentation Options

  • New this year, paper presentations will be combined into panel sessions comprised of three students. For panels where students have submitted a paper, advanced students will serve as discussants.
  • Presenters should prepare a 15-minute talk and then allow five minutes for questions and answers.
  • Each presenter should plan to bring a flash drive with his or her presentation. 
  • Though internet connections are expected, presenters should have a reliable back-up of your presentation files.

New this year, the role of discussant is possible for advanced graduate students who have already presented a paper at a previous Symposium.  The Discussant will read the papers submitted by students on their assigned panel, and offer 10-15 minutes of discussion and commentary.

  • Discussants typically provide critiques of the papers, pointing out strengths, areas that would improve the paper, and suggestions for future study. Discussants sometimes synthesize the papers to draw on common themes.

Some resources for discussants can be found here.

Ph.D. students in their fourth year and beyond may elect to present a paper or serve as a discussant.

Advanced graduate students who want to be considered for a discussant role, please indicate that on your registration form and we will assign you to a session based on submissions and your area of expertise.  We will notify those who applied to be discussants by March 22. If you are not accepted as a discussant but still required to participate, you may submit a late entry for paper or poster presentation, which will be due March 31.

The poster session will be about 60 minutes and everyone who is preparing a poster will be scheduled during this same session starting at 5:00 pm.

Please plan to arrive and have your poster set up by 4:40 pm.

Students who present posters stand next to their display and audience members circulate through the room to examine the posters and may ask questions or offer ideas.

Poster details:

  • It is required to have your poster professionally printed. You may download a CEHD template or a UD template.
  • Students are responsible for having their posters printed. Printing may be done through UD’s Information TechnologiesUniversity Printing or Morris Library Multimedia center or by an off-campus vendor. Printing a large format poster can take 24 hours (or more), so please plan accordingly.
  • At the event, you will be provided an easel, a foam poster board (36 x 48 inches) and clips to display your poster.
  • It is highly recommended you have your poster printed on paper 36 x 48 inches. This can be rolled up for easy transport.

Questions?

Please contact Christina Johnston for questions about presentation logistics.

 

Participant Details

All Student Participants

The Steele Symposium is a wonderful chance for undergraduate and graduate students showcase their work.  If you are interested in presenting, please talk with your adviser or other faculty sponsor well in advance.

Presenter Feedback Forms are distributed at each speaker session and the results will be shared with the presenters following the event.

Registration is due March 15, from every student participating in the Steele Symposium. We will post the Steele Symposium schedule after the close of registration.

Program Requirement for Ph.D. in Education Students

Participation in the research symposium is required for Ph.D. in Education students to provide experience with professional conference style presentations, and to share your work with your colleagues and faculty. Generally, first-year students attend the event, second year students provide a poster presentation, and students in their third and fourth years and beyond give a paper presentation (and now 4th year students have the option of being a discussant). However, Ph.D. students are welcome to present at any time.

Submitting a Paper or Poster for Prize Consideration

Through the support of the Steele family, students are eligible for financial awards, recognizing excellent student scholarship.

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

Graduate Student Guidelines for Paper Submission Undergraduate Student Guidelines for Paper Submission
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, top, bottom, right, and left. Undergraduate-level papers have a 3-page limit. All submissions must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman font, 12-point size, with 1-inch margins, top, bottom, right, and left.
May submit 2 additional pages of tables or figures. May submit 2 additional pages of tables or figures.
A research report should provide background, rationale, questions, methodology, results, and implications of a completed study.

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

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

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

  1. To be considered for an award, the student’s paper or poster submission must be the original work of the student. Co-authors may submit for award consideration, as long as the co-authors are UD students. Papers or posters co-authored with faculty may not be submitted for award consideration. Students can acknowledge a faculty member’s lab. Please discuss any questions with your faculty advisor or sponsor.
  2. Papers and posters that are being considered for awards must be blinded by the student prior to submitting the document with the registration form by March 15. Please ensure that you have removed all identifying information. Only the poster file needs to be uploaded by March 15.
  3. It is required to have your poster professionally printed and display it at the Symposium. You may download a CEHD template or a UD template.
  4. Students are responsible for having their posters printed. Printing may be done through UD’s Information TechnologiesUniversity Printing or Morris Library Multimedia centeror by an off-campus vendor. Printing a large format poster can take 24 hours (or more), so please plan accordingly.
  5. At the event, students will be provided an easel, clips and a foam poster board (36″ x 48″) to support the 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 provided. 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.
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 paper to be judged by a faculty committee and give an oral presentation about your project at the Symposium.

Your paper may be provided to a student discussant for their comments following your presentation.

On March 15, you will submit the file for your poster to be judged by a faculty committee. On April 12, you’ll display your printed poster and be prepared to give an oral description during the Poster Session at the Symposium.

Even if you are not submitting your paper for an award, you may elect to have your paper discussed by submitting a 3-5 page paper to the student discussant by March 15. Please upload your paper with the registration form.

If you do not want to have your paper discussed by an advanced student, you will prepare an oral presentation about 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 printed poster summarizing your research project and be prepared to give an oral description of your project at the Poster Session on April 12.
Registration Deadline

March 15, 2019:

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

March 15, 2019:

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

March 15, 2019: Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due. March 15, 2019: Steele Symposium Registration Form including final title and abstract is due.
Work Product Due Date

March 15, 2019: Your completed and blinded paper is submitted with your registration form.

April 12, 2019: You will give an oral presentation about your project at the Steele Symposium.

March 15, 2019: Your completed poster is uploaded with your registration form.

April 12, 2019: You will give an informal summary about your poster during the Poster Session at the Steele Symposium.

April 12, 2019: You will give an oral presentation about your project at the Steele Symposium. April 12, 2019: You will give an oral description about your poster during the Poster Session at the Steele Symposium.