UVI students present research posters

12th Annual Summer

Student Research Symposium


1:00 - 3:00 pm 
Friday, August 1st, 2014


ACC Building

UVI St. Thomas Campus

This event is free and open to the public. 




Photo Caption: Junior biology majors Shamelle Farrington, left, and Thalia Lake, center, explain their study titled Developing a PCR protocol for the Greater Bulldog Bat in the Northern U.S. Virgin Islands to UVI Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Management Dr. Angela Dikou at the 2012 Summer Symposium. Other presenters and their posters are visible in the background. 
Students that would like to present a poster should complete an online registration form (available on our homepage at http://ecs.uvi.edu) and submit an abstract. If there are questions, click here to see our answers to Frequently Asked Questions for presenters.

Click here to read the news article about the 12th  Annual St.Croix Spring Student Research Symposium.

Our research symposia showcase biology, marine biology, chemistry, computer science, technology, physics, astronomy, engineering, agriculture, psychology and mathematics student research with faculty at the University of the Virgin Islands, as well as at other mainland institutions. The College of Science and Mathematics, with support from the ECS Program, hosts three research symposia each year: Fall Research Symposium (usually the third Sunday in September on St. Thomas), Spring Research Symposium (usually the third Saturday in March on St. Croix), and Summer Research Symposium (usually the last day of the summer research programs on St. Thomas).

Questions? Contact us by sending an email to ecs@uvi.edu.

Archive of Past Symposia and Abstract Booklets

Spring Research Symposium (Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix), March 22, 2014

Fall Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), September 29, 2013

Summer Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), July 26, 2013

Spring Research Symposium (St. Croix Campus), March 23, 2013

Fall Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), September 2012
Summer Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), July 2012
Spring Research Symposium (St. Croix Campus), March 2012
Fall Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), September 2011
  • Winners are Nathan Gubser (1st Place) and Dwayne Richardson (tied for 2nd Place) and Jamie Spray (tied for 2nd Place) as first-time presenters; and Marisha Perkins (1st Place) and Chinaemere (Chino) Igwebuike (2nd Place) as veteran presenters.
  • Press Release
  • Abstract Booklet
Summer Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), July 2011
Spring Research Symposium (St. Croix Campus), March 2011
Fall Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), September 2010

Summer Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), July 2010

Spring Research Symposium (St. Croix Campus), March 2010

Fall Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), September 2009

Summer Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), August 2009

Spring Research Symposium (St. Croix Campus), March 2009

  • The Division of Science and Mathematics and the Emerging Caribbean Scientists Program are proud to announce Ophelia Wadsworth as the winner of the Seventh Annual Spring Research Symposium for her poster entitled Photochemical Reaction Screening of Santonin.  Ms. Ophelia Wadsworth is a UVI chemistry major and MARC Research Trainee who conducted her research at the Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development at Boston University in Boston, MA. 
  • Press Release
  • Abstract Booklet
Fall Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), September 2008
Summer Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), August 2008

Spring Research Symposium (St. Croix Campus), March 2008

Fall Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), September 2007

Summer Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), July 2007

Spring Research Symposium (St. Croix Campus), March 2007

Fall Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), September 2006

Fall Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), September 2005

Spring Research Symposium (St. Croix Campus), 2005

  • Date/Time: March 19, 2005 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm in Cafeteria of UVI's St. Croix Campus
  • Approximately 25 UVI math and science students presented their summer research projects
Fall Research Symposium (St. Thomas Campus), September 2004
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Presenters

 

  • Who is eligible to present?

All UVI undergraduate and graduate students that have completed a research project, either at UVI with a faculty mentor or through a summer research program are eligible to present a poster at the symposium. Minors will have to get permission from parents (or legal guardian) to participate.

  • How do I register for the symposium?

Students are required to complete an online registration form. Typically, registration is opened about a month before the event date and a link to the online form is available from the ECS Homepage.

  • What are the costs?

There is a registration fee which pays for food, abstract booklets, name tags, posters, supplies, and more. It does not include costs for travel and airfare. ECS scholars and undergraduate Science & Math majors will be covered by one of our supporting grants. Additional vouchers may be available for non-ECS affiliated presenters. Contact us at ecs@uvi.edu to verify if you qualify for a fee waiver and travel assistance.

  • How should I format my abstract?

Click here for our Abstract Guidelines with tips on how to write an abstract. Please be sure to have your mentor review and approve your abstract before submitting. The following information is a short outline of what an abstract must contain: 
+ Title
+ Name(s) of Presenter(s) and any additional author(s)
+ Name of Mentor(s)
+ Name of Research Institution/Location and affiliations
+ Abstract Paragraph
+ Acknowledgment of Funding Source(s)

  • What are the evaluation criteria?

Click here for Presentation Evaluation Criteria - Presenters will be evaluated based on their visual material(s), research content, oral presentation, and ability to answer questions.

  • What is the recommended dress code?

We recommend that participants dress in business attire for poster and oral presentations. No jeans. A suit and tie is not necessary but a buttoned shirt is recommended. Ladies should avoid clothes that are too tight, revealing, or very short. Also, accessorize moderately and avoid large and extravagant jewelry. Wear comfortable shoes since you will be standing for a long time. Remember, the focus should be on your presentation, not your appearance. 

  • What grant number and logo should I include on my abstract and poster?

Grant Numbers:
+ NSF HBCU-UP Scholars (including Fellows, SURE, & SSRI participants) = 1137472
+ NIH MBRS-RISE Research Program = GM061325
+ NIH MARC Research Trainee Program = 5T34GM008422
+ NSF VI-EPSCoR = 0814417
+ NSF SEAGEP Program = UF05034

Logos:
Emerging Caribbean Scientist Graphic
+ National Science Foundation (NSF) - https://www.nsf.gov/policies/logos.jsp
+ National Institutes of Health (NIH)  - http://www.nih.gov/images/banner-nihlogo.png
+ UVI graphics - http://www.uvi.edu/administration/institutional-advancement/public-relations/graphics.aspx

  • What is the size and dimensions of the posters?

DIMENSIONS - Height = 36 inches; Width = 48 inches (landscape layout)
FORMAT - Microsoft PowerPoint file limited to 1 slide (Examples)
Poster Design and Presentation Tips

  • I'm on St. Croix, how do I get my poster printed?

First, make sure your poster is approved by your mentor. We recommend you get your poster printed on the St. Thomas Campus at the Conservation Data Center (CDC). The contact person at the CDC is Mr. Stevie Henry (693-1033, shenry@uvi.edu). Email him your PowerPoint slide at least a week before your presentation and call to verify he is processing your print request. Make sure to make arrangements to have someone pick up and deliver your poster. If you need additional assistance, contact Dr. Velma Tyson (692-4157, vtyson@uvi.edu) or send an email to ecs@uvi.edu

  • I'm on St. Thomas, how do I get my poster printed?

First, make sure your poster is approved by your mentor. The best place to get your posters printed is on the St. Thomas Campus is at the Conservation Data Center (CDC) which is located by the UVI CELL & Epscor offices. The contact person at the CDC is Mr. Stevie Henry, 693-1033, shenry@uvi.edu. Email him your PowerPoint slide at least a week before your presentation. Call him to arrange a pick up time. If you have questions, contact Ms. Sanchez at 693-1249 or email ecs@uvi.edu.

  • What is the dress code?

Please dress in professional business attire. No jeans. Wear comfortable shoes. We recommend gentlemen wear a buttoned down shirt, slacks, and dress shoes. Ladies should avoid over accessorizing, and no tight, short, and revealing clothing.