Fall 2021 UIC Impact Day & Honors Research Symposium will take place in person on Monday, November 22, 2021, in Student Center East, 12:00 pm-4:30 pm.
REGISTRATION EXTENDED until 5 pm on MONDAY, November 8th, 2021, at https://go.uic.edu/ImpactFall21
On November 22nd, UIC Impact Day and the Honors College Research Symposium jointly showcase the work of students who have engaged in research or other impactful engagement experiences such as a co-curricular experience or capstone project. Eligibility is limited to undergraduate, graduate, or professional students registered at The University of Illinois Chicago during the academic year of 2021-2022. Projects will be judged by faculty and student engagement professionals.
Research Symposium and UIC Impact presentations are qualified venues for the Honors Capstone public presentation requirement. If a poster presentation is not appropriate for presenting your Analytical, Applied or Creative Capstone—and you can articulate the personal, career or community impact of the project—you may consider UIC Impact options, or another on- or off-campus venue.
Abstracts to be submitted at the time of registration:
Students must register and submit an abstract (300 words or less) by 5 pm, MONDAY, November 8th, 2021. This is a firm deadline. The abstract content will depend on the nature of your work but should highlight the topic of the student’s research and impact in language that is understandable to a broad academic audience.
a. Authors’ names (Last, First; presenter’s name before others if a joint project)
c. Limit abstract to 300 words.
Option 1: Honors College Symposium
Honors College students may present at the Fall 2021 in-person Honors Research Symposium. Poster presentations will take place in Student Center East on Monday, November 22, 1-3 pm. Students must be available for this entire two-hour period, plus set-up time prior to 1 pm.
The registration form will ask you to submit a project abstract/description of up to 300 total words for inclusion in the event program. Video guides to abstract-writing and poster creation/presentation are available at https://honors.uic.edu/academics/capstone/. If you have questions about revising and updating your abstract/description before submitting your registration, consult your Research Supervisor, Faculty Fellow, Honors Advisor, or one of the two Capstone Specialists in the Honors College: Lauren DeJulio Bell (email@example.com) or Kathryn Burns-Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org). For registration-related questions, contact email@example.com.
Free poster printing from MakeSigns will be available only for students presenting an Honors Capstone at this event. (The deadline to submit your poster for free printing will likely be 7-10 days in advance the Symposium. Keep an eye on the Blackboard HON 322 site for further information.)
• Poster presentations take place 1 pm-3 pm.
• Poster mounting boards will be available.
• All posters should be 48"x36" horizontal.
• Poster participants should prepare a 5-7 minute presentation of their project to share with individual attendees and judges who are circulating in the room.
• Ask mentors in your discipline what they expect to see included in a research poster.
• Presenters should be prepared to explain work to a non-specialist audience of students, faculty and staff.
• An engaged attendee (or judge) will likely ask follow-up questions.
• If you require additional equipment beyond the poster mounting board, such as a table or chair, please include this information with your submission.
Register at https://go.uic.edu/ImpactFall21 by 5 pm on MONDAY, November 8th, 2021. Completed registration includes submission of an abstract or description of the project, as noted above.
Download the document located below for additional details and information about Impact presentation options.