Notes from what we discussed in class on November 17th:

  • Symposium counts for 10% of your final grade in BOTH Seminar and Geology
  • Attendance is mandatory for ALL students. If you do not attend, you will not receive the group grade, so make sure to be there.
  • Each student must sign in AND sign out with me
  • Don't forget your poster! Or any other visual aids you plan on using
  • Business casual attire - discuss with your teammates
  • Mock career fair from 10:00am to noon - Click here for more details! (Attendance is optional)

Morning Seminar - All students attend from 11:00am-12:00pm - Tables 26 & 27 - UC Anchor Ballroom

  • rock and Team Blue will present from 11:00-11:30am, peer review from 11:30-12:00pm
  • Schist Happens and FINtastic? 5 will present from 11:30am-12:00pm, peer review from 11:00-11:30am

Afternoon Seminar - All students attend from 2:00-3:00pm - Tables 26, 27, & 28 - UC Anchor Ballroom

  • Karla, Getting Hammered and The Burn Book will present from 2:00-2:30pm, peer review from 2:30-3:00pm
  • Team Tripletail, Team Animalia, and The Islanders will present from 2:30-3:00pm, peer review from 2:00-2:30pm

Summary of Symposium Research and Poster Presentation Guidelines

Seminar is a true academic class where you will work as a research team with classmates to become subject matter experts on a current topic of geology or environmental science, in an area of mutual interest. Through individual and collaborative library research, writing a proposal, and regular discussions in seminar, you will ultimately produce and present a scientific poster presentation to faculty, students, and other invited guests. This is a shared Dyad interdisciplinary assignment combining your writing, discussion, presentation, geology or environmental science knowledge, and other interdisciplinary skills.

You may choose any geology or environmental science topic. Your goal is to understand HOW research is being conducted on this topic. What questions are scientists asking? How do they design their experiments? What do they understand about the topic and what questions remain to be answered?

The Final poster presentation will display how research is conducted in the area of your research focus. Your poster and 5-7 minute oral presentation should convey to the audience the key background knowledge about your topic as well as the scientistsí hypothesis, research questions, experimental design, results, interpretation, and suggestions for future research. Format for the poster will follow the guidelines set at the Writing Center Workshop you attend later in the semester.

Each team will sign up for a one-hour time slot to attend Symposium. Your team will spend 30 minutes presenting your poster and research and will spend an additional 30 minutes reviewing the work of your peers at Symposium.

APA Style

  • Do not allow yourself to violate the Honor Code by plagiarizing
  • You are presenting in a public forum, so it especially important to be detail-oriented and format your citations correctly according to APA formatting guidelines.