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Friday, April 12, 2024 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM | Breezeway, FAU Boca Raton campus

Celebration, Inspiration, and Collaboration

Science Fest is organized by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University to celebrate the diversity of our scientific disciplines and the variety of contributions from our current faculty and students, inspire the next generation of scientific problem solvers, and foster partnerships between the university, scientific organizations, and local communities to promote the science disciplines and the ideals of mutual respect and inclusion.

All are welcome to enjoy science-related exhibitions, student poster competition, interactive games, activities, and networking opportunities to connect with each other.

The student poster competition award is generously sponsored by the Dr. Eric Shaw Excellence in Science Undergraduate Research Award to create a platform and opportunity for students in the Schmidt College of Science to participate in the communication of scientific research to their peer groups, faculty and community members.

Scavenger Hunt Prizes

Join our interactive scavenger hunt to learn unique facts about the sciences and win prizes. Prizes TBA.

Undergraduate Student Poster Competition

Friday, April 12, 2024 | 12:00-2:00 PM | Breezeway, FAU Boca Raton campus

The Science Fest student poster presentation competition includes a $2,000 award to the top poster presentations. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to showcase their research projects and innovations relating to a specific discipline within the Schmidt College of Science. The research projects or innovations should have generated tangible and meaningful results and findings by the submission of the abstract. This poster competition award is generously sponsored by the Dr. Eric Shaw Excellence in Science Undergraduate Research Award to create a platform and opportunity for students in the Schmidt College of Science to participate in the communication of scientific research to their peer groups, faculty and community members. The poster presentation will be judged by faculty members based on a judging rubric.

Dr. Eric Shaw Excellence in Science Undergraduate Research Awards:

  • $1,000 for First Place Winner
  • $600 for Second Place Winner
  • $400 for Third Place Winner

Deadline to Apply to Compete: February 5, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

  • Call for Abstract from all Departments in College of Science ---- deadline is February 5, 2024
  • Accepted Abstracts will be notified by February 26, 2024
  • Submission of electronic posters is due by March 25, 2024
  • All OURI posters and presenters from the College are eligible to participate in the Science Festival Poster competition but must submit abstract and posters as above.
  • Only degree seeking FAU undergraduates can be presenters and are eligible to win any of the prizes.
  • Students are responsible for printing out their posters on time for presentation.
  • High school students are welcome to participate in the poster session by submitting abstracts and electronic posters.

Poster Guidelines

Participants are encouraged to use the FAU approved poster templates.
FAU’s Student Government provides supplemental services for research poster printing. Please submit your request for service five (5) business days ahead of your intended pickup date. Click here for more information about how to request the printing service.

Application is now closed

 

Schedule

TBA

Exhibitors and Partners

Full list of exhibitors and partners to be announced. Disciplines from across the Schmidt College of Science will participate, from physics, to health, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, marine sciences, and much much more!

Location 

Address

Florida Atlantic University, Breezeway
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL, 33431

Map details TBA.

Google Map Directions

Breezeway

 

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Parking

No-cite parking for visitors is available in Parking Lot 4. Click here for Google Map Directions.

Bus parking on Lot 5. Click the map or click here for Google Map Directions

 

Questions?

Questions on the poster competition? Contact Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph. D., nesiobu@fau.edu

Contact

Questions? Contact Yanmei Li at yli22@fau.edu. 

 

View the previous event: Science-Fest 2023

View photos from the March 25, 2022 event

 

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers unparalleled experiential learning opportunities to prepare the next generation of scientists and problem solvers.
Address
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd, SE-43
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Fax: (561) 297-3292