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Student Interdisciplinary Symposium at Hialeah Campus

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

Student Interdisciplinary Symposium 2021

Introduction & Recordings

Information Session Recording


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, discussions sessions, and oral presentations. 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: Resilience in a Time of Great Uncertainty and Change.

  • 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.

Submission Process

The deadline by which final posters and visual aids for oral presentations to be included in the Student Interdisciplinary Symposium are to be submitted to Dr. Molina or Dr. Thomas Johnson is March 10 with the subject line: Final Poster / Presentation Student Symposium.

Some project types also require that an abstract of the research conducted be submitted by February 8 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 February 12. 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.

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Guidelines: Poster Template & Sample

Poster Preparation

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Conference Poster - Basic Layout

Poster Preparation - design and layout



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.


Learning Resources Workshops

Learning Resources Workshops

Additional workshops and information available at MDC Tutoring - Hialeah.

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