Student Research Symposium

15th Annual SX-CW Student Research Presentations

16 November 2018

Sigma Xi Columbia-Willamette Chapter held its fifteenth annual Symposium of poster papers by undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences, social sciences, mathematics, and engineering on Friday 16 November 2018, at Portland State University in the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom. The posters-only Symposium is open to students affiliated with colleges and universities in the Portland area. Awards are given for the best undergraduate and graduate posters in several categories.

38 student research posters were reviewed by 22 judges, and 18 cash prizes for best poster presentation were awarded, including a special award to a high school student. The primary student authors were affiliated with 3 local academic institutions (PSU, UP, OHSU); in other years, students at Concordia, George Fox, and Linfield also exhibited their research. The Symposium provides practice for presentations at regional and national meetings in students’ own disciplines. The Symposium is open to the public, and admission is free.

Eligibility, rules, and abstract submission 

Guidance on abstract and poster format and content 

Judging and scoring form

2018 Flyer

Participants' timetable:

10:00 am: Smith Ballroom and poster frames ready.

10:30-12:00 pm: Students put posters up for display

12:30-3:00: judges interview student authors at their posters.

Judges will interview student presenters at their posters from 12:30 to 3:00 pm, even numbers the 75 minutes and odd numbers the second seventy-five minutes. The lead author must be present at the poster during the designated time to answer viewers' questions, and is encouraged to tour the other posters during the other time.

3:00-4:00 pm: poster displays open to public.

4:15 pm: results of judging announced.

4:30 pm: poster removal. Please leave poster up until 4:30 for public viewing.

Archive of past symposia

2015 Nov Awards for best posters | Poster Abstracts  Photos