FAU provides resources and support to FAU's undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty involved in research, scholarship, and creative activity. This event features research activities of FAU graduate and undergraduate students and gives student researchers the opportunity to experience presenting research (planned or ongoing) or course projects.
9th Annual Broward Student Research Symposium
November 15, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | University College Library
This event features research activities of Broward graduate and undergraduate students and gives student researchers the opportunity to experience presenting research (planned or ongoing) or course projects. In addition to the awarding of prizes, the event provides a forum for student interaction with faculty and peers while showcasing their work. The event is hosted by the Broward Campus and partially supported by the University’s office of
Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI).
Interested students must submit an electronic abstract by October 25, 2019 no later than 5 p.m . Thesis and dissertation work, individual and group ongoing or planned research and course projects are all appropriate. Options for the day include poster, multimedia, performance art and 10-minute oral presentations.
How to Apply
Please complete the online application through
(see below). Read through all of these instructions before clicking on the link.
- After clicking on the
, you will land on the Log-In page for OURI's FluidReview. If you have an FAU username and password (i.e., an active FAU email account), please click on the "Sign In or Register" button ONLY. You will be redirected to FAU's single sign-on page where you will sign in using your FAU credentials (NOTE: this may require a push notification).
- Once you are signed into OURI's FluidReview, you will need to complete the Eligibility task. This is a one-time form that determines to which applications/programs you are eligible to apply.
- Once your Eligibility is complete, click on the blue button labeled "View Programs."
- Search for the Broward Student Research Symposium application that has "Apply Now" button on the far right side.
- Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts.
- Abstract that must be a minimum of 100 words to a maximum of 150 words.
- You must submit your application once all tasks are complete.
Instructions for Participating Students
Instructions for Oral Presentations
- Students are allotted eight minutes to present their findings, with an additional 2 minutes for audience questions.
- Keep in mind that your audience may have no prior knowledge of your topic.
- Before discussing detailed findings, situate your research within some broader context and identify early-on the research question or problem that your project aims to address (as appropriate).
- Power Point presentations are encouraged so please use one of the
FAU approved Power Point templates.
- Please view the
to better prepare your oral presentation.
Instructions for Poster Presentations
- Remember: the Poster should complement your 2-4 minute elevator pitch, and should not be solely read from by the presenter.
- As you prepare your poster, please keep in mind that your audience may have no prior knowledge of your topic. You are encouraged to use graphs, photographs, and other visual aides to help the viewer understand your project.
- The printed poster should be three feet by four feet (36 inches by 48 inches).
- Your banner should contain a title for your project, the authors, and your college. Use the font and color choices provided on the template.
Do not change the font colors and size from those in the template. Do not change the color of the background. Do not move or resize the logo.
- The font for text within the poster should be no smaller than 32 point.
- As a condition of your participation in the Symposium, you must stand by your poster during the full time allotted to the poster session and be prepared to address questions or comments.
- To better prepare your poster presentation, please attend the
"Creating an Oral Poster Presentation" and "Mock Presentation" workshops
hosted by OURI Peer Mentors.
- For poster templates, please
Past Broward Undergraduate Research Awardees
Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI)
serves as a centralized support office for FAU faculty, staff and students who are engaged in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities. OURI offers university wide programs such as undergraduate research grants, the annual undergraduate research symposium, the undergraduate research journal etc. Through OURI faculty and students can:
Apply for grants and stipends to use towards research endeavors such as the Undergraduate Research Grant, travel funding, and other external funding opportunities.
Publish research and projects in peer-reviewed journals such as the
Florida Atlantic Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ)
Present discoveries at symposia and conferences both on campus, regionally, and nationally.
Take research enriched courses, join an academic club, get exposed to ongoing research projects and scholarly activities.
Find ways to get involved with research, scholarship and creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor.