Student Research Presentation Guidelines

Students are invited to attend and present their Tiny Earth research on December 2, 2022.
For the event details and schedule visit the 2022 Tiny Earth Virtual Winter Symposium webpage.

Submissions are now closed. Please upload your final poster using the link below if you haven’t already.

Submit a Research Abstract & PResentation
Register for 2022 Winter Symposium

How to Participate

  1. Register for the event by Nov. 7
  2. Submit a Student Research Presentation Abstract by Nov. 7
    1. You will need to be logged into a Google account to submit the Google form—this can be your institutions affiliated account (e.g. or a personal account. Your data will not be used or shared for purposed outside of this event.
  3. Submit your final Research Presentation (Poster) in PDF format by Nov 21
    1. Return to the same Research Presentation submission form you used for your abstract submission and include your PDF presentation by editing your existing response

Session Details

Student Research Presentations will take place during Student Research Presentations Session I (1:00-1:45pm Eastern Time / 12:00-12:45pm Central Time) & Student Research Presentations II (2:15-3:00pm Eastern Time / 1:15-2:00pm Central Time) on Friday, December 2.

To locate your Session and Room assignment, see Student Research Presentation Session I and Student Research Presentation Session II.

Presentation Guidelines

  • Students will receive a session and room assignment, in addition to poster number (Example: Session I, Room B, Poster #3).
    • There will be two Student Research Presentations Sessions and 2 Synchronous Zoom “Breakout Rooms” at each session. Students will present in the order they are listed in each respective room.
  • Students are expected to attend for their full session, and are invited to attend sessions at which they are not presenting.
  • You will have 6 minutes for your presentation INCLUDING questions. Plan to present for 5 minutes with 1 minute 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.
  • 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.

View previous student presentation posters and recordings.

What to Expect: Session Flow

  • At the top of the session the host will show the room assignments and allow participants to enter the Breakout Rooms. Follow the instructions for entering your assigned Room. You are responsible for knowing your session, room, and when you present.
  • The room moderator will introduce the first presenter, and presentation will begin immediately.
  • Each presenter has 6 minutes to present INCLUDING time for questions. With 30 seconds left, the presenter will be notified via chat and will be promptly stopped at the end of the 6 minutes to allow time for all presenters.
    • 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. The host will try their best to Zoom in to relevant areas on your poster, and you are welcome to ask or guide your host as they do so.
    • Keep in mind: if you go over 5 minutes, you may not have time for questions. If this occurs, the host will ask you to answer questions in the chat.
  • The session will be recorded and will be accessible to all symposium attendees.
  • Each student presentation will be reviewed by a Tiny Earth sponsor! Stay tuned–Students will receive a copy of the feedback form within one week from the event.

Alexis Weary, a former Tiny Earthling, shares her experiences and advice for students presenting at the Tiny Earth Winter Symposium!

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. Please have all your guests register for the event. You may also register for them by selecting multiple tickets upon registration.

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!