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Research Day Presenter

Research Mentor Information

Research Day 2022 | Friday, April 22

This year, Research Day will have a hybrid format of in-person and virtual participation.

  • All student presenters are required to submit a virtual version of their project. Please see the Student Presentor Instructions (PDF) for details about the upload process.
  • Students were given the option to select “virtual only” or face-to-face.
  • Students were also given the option to opt-in for the competition (judging portion).
  • All student presenters will receive feedback via comments in the platform.

The Platform

Symposium by ForagerOne will be used for the following:

  • Research Day 2022 Virtual Graduate and Career Fair (April 14)
  • Registration for all attendees
  • Project uploads for student presenters
  • Projects’ display
  • Presenter feedback (via comments)

Please Note: We are using a new platform for project submissions. Symposium is not set up like the old system (OpenWater) we used in 2020 and 2021. Thus, there is not a step for abstract approval this year, only approval of the final projects (due April 8).

Create Your Symposium Account

Important Dates

March 16 | Student Presenter Orientation

April 8 | Approval & final project uploads

April 14 | Research Day Virtual Graduate & Career Fair

April 20 & 21 | Poster pickup (Rockefeller/Print Shop | Face-to-face presenters)

April 21 | Poster Setup (Wellness Center Gym)

April 22 | Research Day

Project Approval

Please work with your mentee to review and provide your approval BEFORE the final project is submitted into Symposium. Mentors will receive an email requesting the documented approval of their student's project once it is uploaded into Symposium. If you agree to the submission, please approve. If you find discrepancies in your student's final submission, please disapprove the project. Your mentee will have to resubmit the project and the old submission will be deleted if you disapprove.

Judging & Feedback

All judging will take place virtually on Rocket Judge. Students will have assigned times to login for their Q&A session with at least three assigned judges. Judges will review their assigned projects before the presenter Q&A Session. Students will be given 10 minutes for the Q&A. Please explore the links for Competitor Experience and Judge Experience.

Student Engagement

This year, we will pilot efforts to track and incentivize participation in Research Day. Student attendees will earn points that will go towards a variety of "Swag Buck" items. The swag items will be made available during our Closing Cookout Celebration. We will track all touch points for student engagement with an app called EZCheck. Students will be able to use their cell phones to check-in.

We are also encouraging faculty to participate and to provide extra credit for attending the event, if possible.

For questions, please email





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