Student Research Symposium

14th Annual SX-CW Student Research Presentations

14 November 2017

Sigma Xi Columbia-Willamette Chapter will hold its fourteenth annual Symposium of poster papers by undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences, social sciences, mathematics, and engineering on Tuesday 14 November 2017, 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.

Last year's event was generously sponsored by PSU's Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships. 37 student research posters were reviewed by 17 judges, and 18 cash prizes for best poster presentation were awarded. The primary student authors were affiliated with 3 local academic institutions (PSU, UP, OHSU). 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.

The submission site for 2017 abstracts will open in October.

Eligibility, rules, and abstract submission 

Guidance on abstract and poster format and content 

Judging and scoring form

2016 Flyer


Authors' timetable:

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

11:30-12:00 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