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ADVS Student Research Symposium

Goals of the Symposium

  • The goal of the Student Research Symposium is to provide students with the experience of communicating their research in a friendly environment while receiving constructive criticism and feedback.
  • The symposium also provides an excellent opportunity for faculty, students and staff to learn more about ongoing research conducted within our department.
  • All graduate students, as well as vet students and undergraduate students, involved in the summer research internships are expected to attend and present their research. All undergraduate students and student volunteers involved in the ADVS research projects are also encouraged to participate if participation is permitted and encouraged by their individual mentors.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded for the best presentations in each category.


Cash prizes will be awarded for best presentation in different categories.
Past Winners

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
in the Eccles Science Learning Center
and on Canvas 

This years panel topic will be "The Intersection of Science and Politics."  Guest Speakers include Dr. Angela Dunn, Dr. Damon Cann, and Dr. Bart Tarbet.

Opening remarks begin at 8:00am in the ESLC room 130.  Marks are strongly encouraged.  

The symposium will be primarily in person with a virtual option for those not able to attend the symposium in person due to concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic or other extenuating circumstances. In person attendance is highly encouraged. 

The 2021 SRS committee is Dr. Kara Thornton-Kurth (Chair), Dr. Fernanda Batistel, Dr. Shawn Zimmerman, and Cara Allen.  Please feel free to contact with any questions.

All individuals RSVP on or before August 4, 2021 at 5pm for meal count


Friday, June 25, 2021 by 10pm 
Participants submit their preliminary topic and preferred presentation format here:   Submit Preliminary Topic
More information on available presentations formats can be found here: Presentation Format Information
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 by 5pm
Abstracts will be submitted through canvas. Instructions for abstract format and submission can be found below.
Instructions for Abstracts
Monday, August 9, 2021 by noon
All presentations (In person live presentation, In person poster and flash talk, In person poster, and pre-recorded mini presentation) will be submitted through canvas. Instructions for each presentation type can be found below.
Instructions for Presentations
Monday, August 9, 2021 by 3pm - 4:30pm
In person poster set up at the Eccles Science Learning Center.
Last updated on August 4, 2021

Meeting Information

2021 SRS Final Program

Judging Submission Form

Zoom Link