- Subject of Presentation: Any basic or applied research that will promote sponsored activities or lead to fundable research is acceptable for entry in the poster competition. The poster presentation may contain information that has been presented at local, regional, or national meetings or conferences.
- Deadline for Entry: Registration at the following web address must be received by Monday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm @ Poster competition. All participants are responsible for registering and uploading their abstract on the website. Participants must submit his/her name, title, department, poster title, poster author(s), and an abstract not more than 250 words. Participant information and abstracts will be published in the symposium brochure. An email confirmation will be sent to the entrant to acknowledge receipt of registration and acceptance of the abstract.
- Time: Posters may be set up starting at 9:00 am on April 14, 2014. Posters will be displayed in the Talon room, Bldg. 16, 4th floor. Access to the area will be from 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Posters should remain up until 5:00pm. Posters must be removed immediately following the faculty and staff reception and awards ceremony.
- Eligibility: Competition is open to any assistant professor at the University of North Florida. Posters should present original research with potential to lead to fundable sponsored activities. Each entrant may present only one poster. Individuals registered for the poster competition must also register for the symposium using the STARS registration.
- Awards:. The first-place winner will receive seed funding of $5,000 to conduct research activities. Funds can be used for activities that promote sponsored activities, such as proposal development, travel to conferences, student wages, equipment, and supplies. The winner will be announced the same day during the STARS faculty and staff reception and awards ceremony.
- Evaluation: Award winners will be selected by a consensus of faculty and staff attending the STARS reception and awards ceremony. Using a crowdsourcing model, attendees of the faculty and staff reception will be provided a token at the beginning of the poster competition. Each attendee will have the opportunity to select the poster they feel best demonstrates excellence in presentation, content, and impact of research. The poster participant with the most tokens at the end of the competition will be announced as the winner during the STARS faculty and staff reception and awards ceremony. Should there be a tie, the funds will be distributed evenly amongst the winners.
- Poster Size: One sided: no larger than 42" x 56" displayed horizontally or vertically. Poster participants are encouraged to visit CIRT by April 4, 2014 to assist with printing posters:
Monday, March 10, 2014
STARS Poster Competition Available
Talon Room, Bldg. 16, 4th floor
Monday, April 14, 2014
3:30 – 5:00pm
**Online registration form**: Poster competition
Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium (STARS) is a showcase of research excellence highlighting faculty, staff, administrator, and graduate student research across all disciplines within the university community. The theme for this year’s symposium is Crossing Borders.
Assistant Professors at UNF are invited to submit a poster for the 5th Annual STARS event, held on Monday, April 14, 2014. An award amount of $5,000 will be presented to the faculty research poster winner. Award winners will be selected by a consensus of faculty and staff attending the STARS reception and awards ceremony.
Using a crowd-sourcing model, attendees of the faculty and staff reception will be provided a token at the beginning of the poster competition. Each attendee will have the opportunity to select the poster they feel best demonstrates excellence in presentation, content, and impact of research. The poster participant with the most tokens at the end of the competition will be announced as the winner during the STARS faculty and staff reception and awards ceremony.
This event is free to the UNF community. Pre-registration is required.
11:30am - 12:00pm Registration
12:00pm - 1:30pm Roundtable Discussions (Lunch will be served)
3:30pm - 5:00pm Faculty Poster Competition & Faculty and Staff Reception & Awards Ceremony
March 28, 2014, 5:00 pm -Deadline for poster title and abstract submission (guidelines listed below): Poster competition.
March 28, 2014, 5:00 pm - Registration deadline for events at STARS: roundtable discussions, poster competition, and reception & awards ceremony.
April 4, 2014, 5:00 pm - Deadline for submitting materials to the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT) for poster printing.
*Please note: Individuals registered for the poster competition must also register for the symposium using the STARS registration.
STARS Guidelines for Poster Competition
**Registration is limited to the first 20 participants**Online Registration: Poster competition
Center for Instruction & Research Technology (CIRT)
J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 1801
Phone: (904) 620-3927 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Operation
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday
· Format: Posters should include:
1. Title Banner - with title, author(s), and department(s) - Entrant must be first author.
2. Abstract - a maximum 250-word summary of the study.
Some suggestions for poster content:
a. Introduction - a clear and concise statement of the rationale, hypothesis, and justification for the project, the objectives of the research, and general approach.
b. Materials and Methods - an outline of the key materials and methods defining how the experiment or study was conducted.
c. Results - tables, figures, photos, etc., showing and documenting experimental findings and analyses.
d. Conclusions and Discussion - statement of the conclusions from the study results and a brief explanation of the study's scientific rigor, discoveries and their significance, and congruence or lack of with the body of scientific knowledge.
e. Acknowledgments and References - brief acknowledgment of other contributors who are not authors, and key literature references to the study, if required.
· Legibility: All text and figures should be readable from a distance of 1 meter, including captions and figure legends. Illustrations should be relatively large with heavy lines. Colors may be used to accent features or visibility. The diversity of the audience at this symposium should be considered when designing posters. Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum.
· Continuity: The presentation should be a coherent series of statements and supporting illustrations, with each leading to the next, which show the flow of the presentation and the progression of the study.
· Attendance: Participants are required to be in attendance at his/her poster to answer questions of symposium participants during poster viewing times on April 14: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Poster participants are also encouraged to attend the faculty and staff reception & awards ceremony immediately following the competition, where the poster winner will be announced.