Villanova Student Research Symposium
As of December 2020, the 2020 Student Research Symposium is canceled. We look forward to hosting the next Student Research Symposium in Fall 2021.
Information about registration will be available in June 2021.
For students whose research does not lend itself to a scientific poster presentation, CRF offers the option of delivering a 10-minute presentation. When registering for the Symposium, please select the “oral presentation” option on the final question. CRF will be in contact with you about logistics shortly after the registration deadline. You are also welcome to contact CRF directly with any questions.
For the 2021 Symposium, the Center for Research and Fellowships will pay for poster printing for undergraduate participants through Villanova iPRINT. To qualify for CRF support for poster printing, students must submit their poster file to Villanova iPRINT (Deadline TBD). CRF will not reimburse students who have posters printed by other vendors or who do not submit their files to iPRINT by the deadline.
Students should coordinate with faculty mentors on their preferred vendor for printing posters; some departments or mentors prefer specific vendors or have in-house printing capabilities. Students are not required to go through CRF for poster printing, but CRF will cover the printing fee only for students who submit their poster files to Villanova iPRINT during the designated period of time.
Poster guidelines include the following:
- Posters should be in PDF format set to the size at which the poster is to print; the standard size is 36” tall x 48” wide.
- Posters should include a title, authors, faculty mentors, and institution at which the research was conducted. Acknowledge any funding support you have received for your work, including CRF.
- Once posters are printed, students are responsible for picking up their posters. Please follow instructions from iPRINT.
Poster Ninja is an affordable outside vendor if you are not able to meet CRF deadlines. Please see the vendor's website for pricing information.
Poster Setup and Removal:
Students are welcome to set their posters up beginning at noon on the day of the Symposium. If students are unable to set up their posters before 1:00 p.m., please make alternate arrangements. Villanova will provide poster stands and each student will have an assigned row and number. Students are responsible for removing their posters from the Villanova Room between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.