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Research & Service Leadership Symposium

Call for Presentations

Application Deadline

  • Friday, March 16, 2018.

Symposium Presentations

  • May 17, 2018

Application Process

Review the R & SL Symposium application form now to see what you'll need to submit, including

  • Project abstract (100-200 words)
  • Description of how your project contributes to the greater good and how people can benefit from it (50 words)
  • References (for research projects only)
  • Your presentation format

Presentation Formats

You have the option to present your work as a poster presentation or 10-minute talk. Read more about each format below.

1.5 Hour Poster Presentation Session

Creating Your Poster — Dimension 36" x 48" (or 60")
  • An academic poster is a summary of your research, scholarly, or creative project in a visually engaging way. It must be academically sound, highlighting the context of your work (through photographs, maps, etc.), your methods, and results (with graphs, charts, photographs, etc.).
  • The poster should be able to stand on its own as a clear, logical presentation of your work, without any explanation from you. However, a poster presentation will be part of this symposium format.
Preparing Your Poster Presentation
  • When presenting your poster, you will be in a room with many other people presenting posters.
  • Your job is to stand next to your poster and explain your research project or service leadership project to people who stop by and are interested in your work.
  • Presenting at a poster session is much more like having multiple conversations with individuals and much less like public speaking in front of an audience.
  • Poster sessions at the symposium will be the same format of poster sessions at professional research conferences.

10-Minute Talk Presentation

  • There will be multiple one-hour sessions in which four 10 minute talks will be grouped together per session. 
  • You will provide a presentation to an audience of Foothill students and their families and friends and Foothill faculty and staff.
  • There will be a moderator who will introduce you and track your time during the event.



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Questions?Please contact me!

Ben Stefonik, R&SL Symposium Coordinator