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ADVS Student Research Symposium

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Last update: August 6, 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 mini and oral presentation categories.




Wednesday, August 12, 2020

All non presenting individuals are asked to RSVP by Friday, August 7, 2020. 




Participation will be via Canvas Course for recording mini-presentations and via Zoom for live broadcasted oral presentation. Students delivering oral presentations will do so from AGRS101. Social distancing will be observed.

Zoom Meeting Information:
• Meeting ID: 997 2005 1701
• Passcode: ADVS2020

Join Zoom Meeting Link to Canvas Course

Presentation Format

There will be a limited number of oral presentation slots available, all other research will be presented in a mini presentation format (4-5 minutes). All students are encouraged to indicate their preference for oral or mini 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 10 minutes in length with 3 minutes for questions. Presenters must upload their presentations by MondayAugust 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.

Recorded mini presentation (4-5 minutes)  Recorded presentations (mp4 file) must be submitted by Friday August 7th, 2020 at 5 pm.

      Guidelines for recorded mini presentations     Examples Slide      
Evaluation Rubrics: Oral Presentation Rubric  Mini Presentation Rubric


Students should submit the preliminary topic of their presentation and their preferred presentation format (oral or  recorded mini 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 Friday, August 7, 2020.

The deadline to submit via canvas the mini presentation is 5:00pm on Friday, August 7, 2020.

The deadline to submit via canvas 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 Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 5 pm.

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

Example of abstracts


Cash prizes will be awarded for the best presentations in different categories..

Prize giveaways will be awarded during the virtual symposium.

Prior Year Award Winners



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