SciFest IX Summer Symposium and Poster Session

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Brandeis University

SciFest IX Summer Symposium and Poster Session is the 9th annual celebration of Brandeis undergraduate science research.

This year, the symposium will feature Brandeis alumni talking about their careers in science. During the poster session, ~100 students will present the results of their research while dozens of professors, postdocs, administrators, and graduate students peruse the displays. This event is public, and all are invited!

  • All Brandeis undergraduates are cordially invited to participate.

  • Visiting students doing research at Brandeis in Summer 2019 are also encouraged to participate.

  • Posters about research done off-campus are welcomed.

  • Questions about participating in SciFest may be addressed to Dr. Steven Karel ( or Dr. Anique Olivier-Mason (

10:00am - 12:30pm

SciFest Symposium and Lunch, Carl and Ruth Shapiro Campus Center

1:00 - 3:00pm

SciFest Poster Session, Carl J. Shapiro Science Center Atrium and 1st Floor

Participation Deadline and Dates

  • Register (at right) by Friday July 26, 2019

  • Submit abstract by Monday, August 5, 2019

    • Email mentor-approved abstracts to Steven Karel <>

  • Attend Symposium from 10a-12:30pm and present poster from 1-3pm on Thursday, August 8, 2019

Support for Participants provided by the SciComm Lab

    • Handout on Preparing a Scientific Poster at Brandeis University

    • How to Make an Effective Poster for a Scientific Poster Session

      • Tuesday, 7/16 12-1:30p in Shapiro Science Center room LL16

      • Thursday, 7/18 12-1:30p in Shapiro Science Center room LL16

    • How to Write an Effective Scientific Abstract

      • Tuesday, 7/23 12-1:30p in Shapiro Science Center room LL16

      • Wednesday, 7/24 12-1:30p in Shapiro Science Center room LL16

Frequently Asked Questions

Who comes to SciFest?

SciFest is most popular among the entire Science Community, including faculty, students, and administrative leaders.

Can outside guests come to SciFest?

Yes, this event is open to the public; outside guests are welcome.

What do I wear to SciFest?

Business-casual attire is suggested.

Will food be served at the event?

Lunch will be served after the symposium and light refreshments will be served during the poster session.

What do I do after the event is over?

    1. Remove the board from the easel and unpin your poster

    2. Collapse the easel

    3. Place both the easel and poster board in the designated spots on your floor

Event Organizers

Professor Jim Haber, Professor Irv Epstein, Professor Susan Birren, Professor John Wardle, Dr. Anique Olivier-Mason, Anna Esposito, and Dr. Steven Karel