2021 Student Research Symposium

2021 Student Research Symposium

Friday, April 30, 2021 from 6 to 9 p.m.

6 - 6:15 p.m. - Opening Remarks

6:15 - 7 p.m. - Keynote Speaker

7 - 8 p.m. - Session I

8 - 9 p.m. - Session II

The annual SJC Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held virtual this year on Friday, April 30. And, for the first time, the Undergraduate Research Symposium will combine both the Long Island and Brooklyn campuses. The SJC Undergraduate Research Symposium is a college-wide event that allows undergraduate students from any discipline to celebrate their research with the entire SJC community through poster presentations, short paper presentations or 10-minute talk, or even an art exhibition. The SJC Undergraduate Research Symposium gives undergraduates an opportunity to hone their communication skills by providing students with a supportive environment of peers and mentors, giving them a low-stakes chance to practice talking about their research.


All attendees and participants will have access to this year's virtual symposium website. In order to access all features of our symposium, you will need to sign-up and register:

Our virtual symposium will launch on the morning of Friday, April 30, at which point the steps above will allow you to interact with all of our students' work for up to 2 weeks.

Call for Papers and Abstracts

Anyone interested in participating in the SJC Undergraduate Research Symposium should submit a proposal by April 16, 2021.

Deadline to submit: Monday, April 16, 2021 at 5 p.m.

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2021 Student Research Symposium.  

Type of Submissions

Short Talks

Short talks are live, oral presentations that are allotted up to 10 minutes, plus three minutes for questions and answers. Presenters will be assigned a virtual room with other presenters (who hopefully have a related topic or theme) and a moderator/host. Presenters will have the ability to share their screen and present any visual guides. Short talks can be from any discipline, presenting any type of research.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will be a little different this year because of the virtual environment. The most significant difference is that they will not be live. Rather, in addition to uploading a PDF of their poster, each poster presenter will pre-record themselves speaking about their poster as it is shown on the screen. Conference attendees will be able to comment on your poster presentation in the same way as a discussion board typically works. The poster presenter will get an email that the communication has occurred, and will have an opportunity to reply. Poster presenters are advised to build their poster using PowerPoint. Instructions on how to create your poster presentation video, poster examples, and a fully customizable PowerPoint poster template may be found under the Poster Guidelines tab below.

Art Exhibition


Similar to the poster presentations, art exhibitions this year will not be live, but pre-recorded. The 2021 virtual art exhibitions may include painting, drawing, sculpture, craft, print, graphic/digital design, photography, or mixed media work. The presenter will prepare a pre-recorded presentation featuring their art/design work, and a discussion that will include, but not be limited to, the media, processes, and concepts involved. Individual projects are preferred, but group presentations will be considered if they are proposed under a cohesive topic or collaborative project. Participants are strongly encouraged to work with an art faculty mentor in preparing their abstract. 

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