FAQ

What is the purpose of the Student Research Day?
To provide an opportunity for students to "show off" the work they have been doing on research projects or advanced studies while studying at StFX. 
 
What timelines do I need to be aware of?            
1. Submit title of presentation – February 20
2. Submit abstract/summary – March 7
3. Presentation day – March 21
 
Who is eligible to participate?
Any StFX student or (group of students) who has (completed or in progress) research work or advanced studies he or she would like to share with other students, faculty, staff, and community members.
 
How do I make a poster?
In whatever format suits your work best … and is cost-effective for you.  Individual PowerPoint slides … or a single PowerPoint slide printed as a poster … or Microsoft word.
 
When do you set up your poster?
Prior to 11:30 a.m. on the Student Research Day.  The room will be available for set up anytime after 9 a.m. If you need to set it up sooner, I will make it work.
 
How much space do I have?
Each presentation is given 1/2 of a bulletin board.  Some bulletin boards are bigger than others. Please plan accordingly.
 
How do I attach my poster?
I will have various fasteners available ... push pins, long pins, tape, etc. 
 
When do I present?
When you submit your title of presentation, you will indicate a preferred presentation time, I will accommodate your schedules.  
Poster presentation times are 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., or 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.  Please indicate your preferred time on the submission forms.
Oral presentations, we will work with your schedules as well. Please indicate times you are NOT available on the submission form as indicated.
 
What do you mean by “present”?
For poster presentations, I mean that you need to be standing by your poster for others to ask you questions for your scheduled time slot.  If you choose to be adjudicated, there will be 2-3 adjudicators who will ask you questions. They will likely first ask you to describe your research project in 5 or less minutes and then based upon what you did, ask a couple more questions. There also will be other faculty, staff, students, and community members who want to know more about your work.
 
How will people know I am the presenter?
I will have name tags for you ... please do come see me when you set up your poster. 
I also have a summary booklet for you.
 
What do you mean adjudicators will be asking me questions?
At least two adjudicators will be assigned to evaluate your presentation (format, layout, logic) and your ability to answer questions – only IF you want to be evaluated (If you told me you wanted to be) when you sent in your title submission form. The adjudicators will likely first ask you to describe your research project in 5 or less minutes and then based upon what you did, ask a couple more questions.
 
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Angie Kolen akolen@stfx.ca;  867-3540; Oland Centre A207