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Registration Now Open For Student Research Symposium

Registration Now Open For Student Research Symposium

SOCORRO, N.M. February 15, 2017 – Registration is open, but the deadline is approaching for the Student Research Symposium at New Mexico Tech.

All Tech students – graduates and undergraduates – are invited to participate in the sixth annual symposium on April 19 and 20. The registration form is available online at http://infohost.nmt.edu/~srs/ and can be submitted at the Office of Student Learning in Speare Hall 107. The deadline for registration and abstracts is 5 p.m. Monday, March 6.

The SRS features several changes this year, most significantly expanding to two days. The Oral Presentations will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Fidel Center ballroom. The organizers are limiting this feature to eight talks by individual presenters. Tickets are available for limited audience seating, which includes dinner.

The event continues Thursday, April 20, at the Macey Center. The three-minute speech competition starts the day, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Galena Room. Poster presentations will be divided into four sessions of one hour each from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the upper lobby.

The winners of the three-minute speech competition will receive 1 terabyte external hard drives: first place receives three; two for second place; and one for third place. 

The SRS includes several workshops to help presenters prepare for the event. For the entire list of workshops, go to http://infohost.nmt.edu/~srs/dates.php.

The NMT Student Research Symposium was launched in 2012 to give students new opportunities to present research and build a sense of community on campus. About 500 people attended the event last year, with close to 200 students presenting more than 100 research and design projects. Beginning in 2014, all presenters have received a special honor cord on Commencement Day signifying their participation in the SRS.

“We are looking forward to seeing representation from all academic departments again this year,” organizer Lisa Majkowski said. “Since we started this symposium, we’ve always been impressed with the quality of presentations and the attendance by students and faculty, alumni, the Socorro community, and visitors from other schools.”

Students must submit an abstract and register for an oral, three-minute speech (no abstract required), or poster presentation. Guidelines and criteria for abstracts, oral presentations, three-minute speech competition presentations, and posters are available at the Student Research Symposium’s website at http://infohost.nmt.edu/~srs/forms.php.

“This symposium helps students learn how to present research, but it also gives Techies a venue to see what sort of amazing research and design projects are happening in academic areas they might not be familiar with,” Majkowski said. “The task for the presenters is to present their work in a format that will be understood by a broader university audience, and to people outside of their disciplines.”

For more information, contact Lisa Majkowski at lisa.majkowski@nmt.edu or srs@nmt.edu or visit the symposium’s website at http://infohost.nmt.edu/~srs.

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