Summer Research Events
List of Summer Events
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- June 1, 2017: All Program Orientation & Welcome
- Every Thursday: Brown Bags
- Every Wednesday: Wednesdays on the Mall
- July 6: “How to Write an Abstract” Workshop
- July 13: Graduate School Information Session
- July 13: Abstract Submission Deadline
- July 24: “How to Make a Poster” Workshop
- August 2: Poster printing submission deadline
- August 4: Summer Poster Symposium
Upcoming Event Details
All-Program Orientation & Welcome
Date: Wednesday, June 1
Location: CUE Atrium (2nd floor) and CUE 203
Watch the orientation video:
- 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Coffee and light breakfast served. Feel free to mingle and meet people.
- 9:00 – between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m.: Formal program in CUE 203.
Agenda for formal program:
- Introductions of all students, faculty, staff etc. (approximately 60 people)
- Announcements, expectations, and information about the summer schedule
- Group Photo
- Time for individual program groups to meet if needed
- Groups will leave for campus tours and to get their Cougar Cards
Wednesdays on the Mall
Dates: Every Wednesday midday
Location: Glen Terrell Mall (outside Compton Union Building–the “CUB”)
Fun, optional event that combines BBQ with casual concerts. Note that cash is required to purchase food from the BBQ tent; however, the concerts are free. Visit the Dining Services website for more information.
Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: CUE 512
At these informal lunch meetings, faculty representatives from each of the summer programs who will talk about their research as well as their career path. ALL summer research students are invited to attend.
Brown Bag Schedule:
- June 8: Larry Holder, Smart Environments.
- June 15: Michael Kessler, Bioplastics and Biocomposites.
- June 22: Manuel Garcia-Perez, Northwest Advanced Renewables Aliance.
- June 29: Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens, Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics.
- July 6: Anita Vasavada, Engineering Tools for Disease Diagnostics and Treatment.
- July 11: Iva Tews, National Lab Research.
- July 13: Brian Clowers, Chemistry.
- July 20: Sam Gizerian, Biomedicine.
- July 27: Aaron Crandall, Gerontechnology.
- August 3: Shelley Pressley, Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Change.
“How to Write an Abstract” Workshop
Date: Thursday, July 6
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: CUE 114
Provided training on how to write an effective abstract, which is perhaps the most important yet difficult-to-perfect element of research writing. Download the PowerPoint slides:
Graduate School Information Session
Date: July 13
Time: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Lighty 405
Download last year’s Summer 2016 PowerPoint presentation, which covered graduate school opportunities at WSU and the application process.
DEADLINE: Abstracts Due for Summer Poster Symposium
Date: Thursday, July 13
Submission of your abstracts online on or before this date is required if you plan to participate in the poster symposium.
“How to Make a Poster” Workshop
Date: Monday, July 24
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: CUE 114
This workshop covers the key elements of an effective research poster and takes you through the process of creating one that represents your efforts well.
Download last year’s PowerPoint slides as a PDF:
DEADLINE: Submit poster to BCU for printing
Date: Tuesday, August 2
Time: by 10:00 a.m.
To ensure that your poster will be printed in time for the poster symposium and to avoid rush fees, you must have submitted it by this time to the Biomedical Commmunications Unit (BCU) in the College of Veterinary Medicine. See BCU’s policy and payment page for more information on their poster printing turn-around time.
Summer Poster Symposium
Date: Friday, August 4
Time: 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: CUE Atrium
Schedule for the symposium:
- 8:15 a.m.: Students should arrive to hang their posters
- 8:45 a.m.: Group photos taken
- 9:15 a.m.: Keynote Talk/Program begins
- 10:00 a.m.: Poster symposium opens to the public
How to Stay Informed Over the Summer
In order to stay informed and connected to the WSU Summer Undergraduate Research community, you have two great options in addition to checking your WSU email. The group has both a Facebook page and a text-message reminder system.