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Upcoming Summer Activities

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  • 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.

  • Brown Bags

    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:

  • “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.

    Watch the video from last year’s Summer 2016 workshop:

    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

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How to Stay Informed Over the Summer

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