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Appalachian Student Research Forum

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What's Next? (A Timeline for your Preparation Activities)
  1. By midnight, March 2, 2018:
    a.  Familiarize yourself with this ASRF website and the information it contains.  Read carefully the helpful information on the Abstract Guidelines page about composing an abstract for your project.  Thoughtfully compose your abstract in MS Word. 

    b.  When you are finished composing your abstract, visit the ASRF Event Page hosted by Digital Commons and read all the information in the Submission Agreement before you initiate your registration and abstract submission. Note that you will be asked to both paste your abstract text and upload your abstract file. 

    The deadline for registering is midnight, Friday, March 2, 2018
    IMPORTANT: No late registrations will be accepted. If all classes at the University are cancelled on March 2 due to inclement weather, the deadline will be Monday, March 5, 2018.
    You should receive an e-mail confirmation within 24 hours of your registration.  If you do not receive it by that time, please immediately.

  2. March 3-10, 2018:
    After you have registered, go to the ASRF website and find Presentation Types on the left hand menu.  Click on the appropriate choice for your presentation either oral or poster.  Read all of the provided information about preparing your oral/poster presentation.  Begin preparing your poster and/or oral presentation.

  3. March 12-16, 2018:
    IMPORTANT:  Check the ASRF Event Page on Digital Commons for the presentation schedule. Verify that your name is on the list and see what poster number or time slot you've been assigned.  If you don't see your name on the list, please immediately.

  4. March 20, 2018:
    If you are registered to give an oral presentation, please attend the Oral Presentation Workshop held in the Great Room at Yoakley Hall, from 3:45 - 4:45 pm.  No registration necessary.

    The Oral Presentation Workshop is a 1-hour discussion concerning talk prep and tips for students participating in the upcoming Boland Symposium or Appalachian Student Research Forum.

    Join Richard Ignace (Researcher, Astronomer, Professor, Director) for an hour – or whatever time you have available – to gain insight for how to deliver amazing talks, with passion and poise.

  5. March 30, 2018:
    If you are giving an oral presentation, you must e-mail your PowerPoint presentation file to   no later than 12 noon on Monday April 2, 2018.

  6. March 30 - April 3, 2018:
    Practice!  Practice! Practice your speaking part so that you don't omit any important information.  Poster presenters have 7 minutes to speak, oral presenters have 10 minutes. 

    Don't be late!

    Oral presenters should check in at the ASRF Information Desk no later than 30 minutes before their scheduled time slot on Wednesday, April 4th.

    Poster Set-Up is between 12 noon and 5 pm (no late admittance) on Wednesday, April 4th.  

  8. April 5, 2018: POSTER PRESENTATIONS

    Don't be late!

    Poster presenters should be present at their posters by 8:30 am on Thursday, April 5th. Judges will be by shortly thereafter to listen to your presentation and ask questions.  After being judged, you are free to explore and view the other posters.

    Have a relaxing lunch, enjoy the Keynote Address at 1:00, and attend the Awards Ceremony at 2:15 to see if you won!


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