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Student Scholars Symposium

Friday, April 3, 2020
at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WVU Natural History Museum (Percival Hall 301)

Female subjects converse at poster presentation

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to present posters of their research projects, capstone projects, masters’ theses, or dissertation research (either independently or in collaboration with faculty members or other students). All forms of educational, human services, and applied social sciences research are welcomed. Research in progress is also welcomed. Work presented elsewhere (i.e., other academic conferences and meetings) is also acceptable.

Important Dates:

  • Registration Deadline: Monday, March 30 at noon
  • Symposium: Friday, April 3 at 11:00 – 1:00pm
    Participants will be expected to arrive at 10:30 to set up their posters.
All presentations must be in poster format.
ASNI E size is 34 inches by 44 inches

To accommodate all posters, they MUST be printed in the “ANSI E” format (34” W x 44” H, portrait orientation). This format allows two posters to fit on each provided easel.

If you already have a poster printed in landscape for a previous conference, you can still present using that poster. Please indicate that on the registration form.

The provided template is formatted to the correct size along with suggested font sizes to ensure that your poster can be read from 3-4 feet away.

Download Poster Template (PPT File)

Students will be responsible for printing their poster.

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Awards for Research Merit
Male student presents research poster to female student

Presentations will be evaluated by faculty and graduate students based on content, technical components, and oral presentation.

Download Rubric (PDF)

Faculty and non-presenting graduate students interested in volunteering to be a judge, please email Megan Mikesell at by Monday, March 30 at noon. 

Students with outstanding poster presentations will be awarded:

Graduate Student Awards
  • 1 st - $100
  • 2 nd - $75
  • 3 rd - $50
Undergraduate Student Awards
  • 1 st - $100
  • 2 nd - $75
  • 3 rd - $50
Inquiry Research
  • 1 st - $75
  • 2 nd - $50
  • 3 rd - $25
The Inquiry Research Awards are for preservice teachers who have designed and implemented inquiry in which they studied their teaching and its consequences for their students.


  • Collaborative work with faculty members is accepted, but the student must be the first author.
  • Authors are not required to be CEHS students, but the faculty advisor must be affiliated with CEHS.

Register for the Student Scholars Symposium

Please proofread your information carefully. It will be used for the printed and online program. Changes cannot be made after registration.

For more information, please email Megan Mikesell at or Dr. Melissa Patchan at .