2019 Steele Symposium

Steele Research Symposium

Integrating Equity in Research Design, Analysis, Interpretation and Dissemination

Friday, April 23, 2021

Hosted virtually

11:30 am to 5:15 pm

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 oral presentations of research 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

 

Steele Symposium Schedule

April 23, 2021

11:30 – 11:45 am Opening remarks and tribute to J. Rodman Steele, Jr.
11:45 am – 12:50 pm Lunchtime Expert Panel (speakers to be announced)
1:00 – 1:45 pm Poster Session
2:00 – 2:50 pm Session 1 (8 to 10-minute student presentations; 8 to 10-minute remarks from discussant; Q&A and audience discussion)
3:00 – 3:50 pm Session 2 (8 to 10-minute student presentations; 8 to 10-minute remarks from the discussant; Q&A and audience discussion)
4:00 – 4:50 pm Session 3 (8 to 10-minute students presentations; 8 to 10-minute remarks from the discussant; Q&A and audience discussion)
5:00 – 5:15 pm Closing remarks and awards announcement
 

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.

New this year is a symposium theme: Integrating Equity in Research Design, Analysis, Interpretation and Dissemination. We would like to give students an opportunity to reflect on this theme and share related work. However, the Steele Symposium remains an opportunity for students to share all work, whether it aligns with the theme or not. If your presentation aligns with the theme, students have the option to designate that on the registration form, and all presentations around the theme will be specified in the program schedule. There will be an additional award for posters and papers entered in the judging competition and are designated by the students as aligned with the theme.

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

Program Requirement for Ph.D. in Education, Ph.D. in Economic Education and Ph.D. in ESRM Students

Participation in the research symposium is required for Ph.D. in Education, Ph.D. in Economic Education and Ph.D. in ESRM 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 an oral presentation of research (and now fourth year students have the option of being a discussant). However, Ph.D. students are welcome to present at any time.

 

Presentation Options

  • Oral presentations of research will be combined into panel sessions comprised of three to four students. Advanced students will serve as discussants.
  • Students should register and provide the title of their presentation and abstract by March 12, 2021.
  • For students who are choosing to compete for a monetary prize, their papers will also be due on March 12. Paper presenters should prepare a 10-minute presentation for the Symposium on April 23.
  • Presenters who elect not to participate in the judging process need register by March 12. Next, by April 7, they will need to upload a summary of their presentation, PowerPoint slides or similar to be shared with the discussant.  Lastly, they will prepare a 10-minute presentation for the Symposium on April 23.
  • Students can present their research in graphic form during the poster session and select from participating in the judging process or simply presenting their posters at the Symposium. Registration is due by March 12 for this option.
  • For students who will participate in the prize competition, they will need to submit their poster files by March 12.
  • For students who do not want to participate in the poster judging process, they need to have their posters ready to present at the Symposium on April 23.

Poster details:

  • It is required to develop your poster using one of the UD templates. You may download a CEHD template or a UD template.
  • The role of discussant is possible for advanced graduate students who have previously presented a paper at the Steele Symposium and would like a new role. Advanced graduate students who want to be considered for a discussant role, please indicate that on the registration form (due March 23) 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 26. 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 April 2.
  • For students who are accepted as discussants, plan to receive summaries of papers by April 9, giving you two weeks to prepare your remarks for the Symposium.
  • Discussants synthesize the papers to draw on common themes. Discussants typically provide critiques of the papers, pointing out strengths, areas that would improve the paper, and suggestions for future study. Some resources for discussants can be found here.
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 23. Please ensure that you have removed all identifying information. Only the poster file needs to be uploaded by March 23.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Christina Johnston at cmj@udel.edu or 302-831-6955.