Student Research Presentation Guidelines

Students are invited to attend and present their Tiny Earth research on May 25, 2022.

Abstracts for student research presentations are due May 14, 2022.

Please upload your final presentations following the guidelines below by May 20, 2022.

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Student Research Presentations will take place during Student Research Presentations Session I (12:15 – 1:00 pm CDT / 1:15 – 2:00 pm EDT) & Student Research Presentations II (1:30 – 2:25 pm CDT / 2:30 – 3:15pm EDT) on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Tiny Earth students will be notified with their time slot soon after the abstract submission deadline.

  • There will be two Student Research Presentations Sessions on May 25th. Students will receive a session and room assignment, in addition to a time slot (Example: Session I, Room B at 1:15 pm).
  • Students are expected to attend for their full session, and are invited to attend sessions at which they are not presenting.
  • You will have 5 minutes for your presentation. This includes time for questions. This is a short period of time, so you will want to make sure you practice your talk in advance! Here are some guidelines for what you may want to include in your presentation:
    • Give a summary of your project (What did you do? What did you discover that is new?)
    • What conclusions did you make from your data, and how is it relevant to research and science beyond the course?
    • What is unique about your project?
    • What methods did you use that were interesting (anything outside of the normal Tiny Earth curriculum)?
    • How has this project and conducting research impacted you as a student?
  • Your presentation should be in the format of a research poster. You are limited to one slide only. Please talk to your instructor if you need guidance about a research poster format.
  • Your slide will be screen-shared by the session host, so you will need only to turn on your camera and microphone and speak — no need to screen share. You are welcome to ask your host to zoom in or out of specific areas in your poster.
  • As always, please be respectful and courteous to your peers and symposium attendees. Mute your microphone when not presenting, turn on your video when appropriate, engage by using the reaction buttons, and use the chat or “raise hand” function when you have a question!

By registering for the event, you will receive critical information about the event including zoom links from Eventbrite. Be sure to watch for those emails (check your spam folder!) so you can attend the conference.

If you have not yet registered, please do that immediately here. Registration is free for students.

Please reach out to if you have any questions!