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Student Interdisciplinary Symposium at Hialeah Campus

This guide contains resources for students participating in the annual Student Interdisciplinary Symposium
About

Open to all MDC Hialeah Campus students, the Student Interdisciplinary Symposium aims to promote scholarship and research, and in particular, interdisciplinary collaborations. The goal of this annual Symposium is to provide an opportunity for “future scholars” to share their explorations, discoveries, and reflections with their peers and the broader academic community.

The Symposium features poster sessions, round table discussions, oral presentations, and information tables.

The theme of the 2019 Student Interdisciplinary Symposium is: Politics of Identity and will take place at MDC’s Hialeah Campus on Wednesday, March 13th.

Requirements

All students are encouraged to submit their work for inclusion in the Student Interdisciplinary Symposium. Any student wishing to have their research project included may due so so long as it meets with the symposium requirements.

  • The symposium will feature poster sessions, round table discussions, oral presentations, and information tables. If your project does not fit into one of these formats, please contact Dr. Molina for additional possibilities.

  • The presentation can be on a research project, Service Learning project, Honors project, or other scholarly work you are currently working on or have worked on in the past which you are especially proud of and would like to share.

  • The project should relate to all or part of the symposium theme, Politics of Identity.

  • All projects require that a member of the faculty mentor you through the process of research and preparation for the symposium.

Specific guidelines on how to prepare your presentations are listed below.

Guidelines

Poster Preparation

Conference Poster - Layout & Sample

Poster Preparation - design and layout

Sample Conference Poster

Important Dates

November 1

12:30 - 1:00 pm &

6:00 - 6:30 pm

Fall Information Session

1313 &

1309

November 28

12:30 - 1:00 pm

Fall Workshop Session

1313

TBA

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Spring Information Session

TBA

TBA

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Spring Workshop Session

TBA

February 6

Abstracts Due

 

February 6

 

Submission Deadline

 

February 21

Final Decisions Announced

March 13

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Student Interdisciplinary Symposium

(Registration begins at 9:00 am)

5101

Submission Process

The deadline by which all projects to be included in the Student Interdisciplinary Symposium are to be submitted to Dr. Molina or Dr. Thomas Johnson is end of day February 6th.

Some project types also require that an abstract of the research conducted be submitted by that date to Dr. Molina or Dr. Thomas Johnson by email. See the application form below for more details.

Student projects should have been approved prior to the submission deadline by either their faculty sponsor or Dr. Molina.

Submissions will be reviewed by the planning committee and final decisions will be made by Thursday, February 21st. It is recommended that you submit your abstract early as they will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Please see the Student Interdisciplinary Symposium Application Form for additional Presenter and Project Criteria as well as Faculty Sponsor Criteria. Application forms are to be submitted to Dr. Molina or Dr. Thomas Johnson by email or in person in the Academic Offices, room 2314.

Resources

Writing an Abstract

There are a number of helpful online resources on writing abstracts, including Purdue OWL's Writing Report Abstracts. The tutors and librarians at Learning Resources are also available to help and review your work.

 

APA Style Citations

Librarians at Learning Resources are available to review citations and assist with APA Style. Additionally, guidance and examples of APA style citations can be found on Purdue OWL's APA Formatting and Style Guide. For those unfamiliar with APA Style, The Basics of APA Style tutorial from the American Psychological Association will introduce you to the structuring, formatting, and referencing of APA Style.

 

Interested in participating in the MDC Student Interdisciplinary Symposium at Hialeah Campus? For further information contact:

Mariana Molina: 305.237.8718 | Allison Thomas Johnson: 305.237.8865

Alex Hernandez: 305.237.8630 | Christina Machado Dillon: 305.237.8655