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ADVS Student Research Symposium

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Last update: June 3, 2020
Extended preliminary topic submission to June 12, 2020.

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 and receive 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 internship programs are expected to attend and present their research. All undergraduate students and student volunteers involved in any 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 the various poster and oral presentation categories.




Wednesday, August 12, 2020

All non presenting individuals are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, August 4, 2020.



Participation will be via Canvas Course and oral presentation will be in AGRS101. Social distancing will be observed.

Link to Canvas Course

Meeting Schedule

Additional Information will be provided on June 19, 2020

2019 ADVS Student Research Symposium Program

Presentation Format

There will be a limited number of oral presentation slots available, all other research will be presented in a poster format plus a 3-4-minute presentation. All students are encouraged to indicate their preference for oral or poster presentation at the time of preliminary information submission. The decision of the presentation format for each participant ultimately lies with the program committee. The organizing committee will make the final decision regarding presentation format once all preliminary information have been submitted.

Oral presentations will be broadcasted live and should be between 8-10 minutes in length with 3 minutes for questions. Presenters must upload their presentations by Tuesday, August 10th at 5 pm (local time). Name your file using the following naming convention: “last name_first name". Students giving oral presentations are expected to do so from AGRS 101. Only the organizing committee members will be present in the room to provide assistance to the presenters, and we will practice social distancing.

Poster & 3-4 minute recorded presentation. Posters and recorded presentations must be submitted by Wednesday August 5th, 2020 at 5 pm.

More detailed instructions on how to record presentations, and submit abstracts, posters and presentations will be sent to the presenters at a later date.


Students should submit the preliminary topic of their presentation and their preferred presentation format (oral or poster plus recorded presentation) by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 12th, 2020.

Preliminary Information

Please submit the following via canvas course:

The deadline to submit the abstracts is 5:00 pm on Monday, August 3rd, 2020.

The deadline to submit the poster and recorded presentation is 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

The deadline to submit your final presentation materials for oral presentations is Monday, August 10, 2020 at 5pm.

Abstract Format

The body of the abstract should contain 1,800 characters (including spaces) or less. Make sure to format your abstract according to the following: use font times new roman size 14, only first words or proper names capitalized (the rest lower case), single spaced, indicate author's affiliation(s) in numerical notations. Do not use special characters or symbols.

The deadline to submit the abstracts is Monday, August 3rd, 2020 at 5 pm.

Late submissions and abstracts, posters and presentations not adhering to instructions will result in point deduction.

Examples of abstracts from last year


Cash prizes will be awarded for the best presentations in the various poster, oral presentation and flash talk plus poster presentation categories.

Prior Year Award Winners



For questions, please contact members of the organizing committee: Heloisa Rutigliano (, Kara Thornton-Kurth (, Fernanda Batistel ( or Cara Allen (