Why Be a UMSS Student Presenter?

  • Sharpens presentation and communication skills
  • Great addition to CV/resume
  • Network with peers
  • Connect with sponsors/future employers
  • Share what you have been working on with the campus community
  • Refine your thinking processes as a researcher, which can be used in your future career
  • Research skills are extremely valuable in any field



Submit an Abstract


Abstract submission is closed for UMSS23. 

List of Categories by Major

The Rubric that is used for judging presentations.



STEP 2: 

Obtain Faculty Mentor Approval of Abstract

Mentor Faculty Abstract Approval Form


STEP 3: 

Develop and Print your Poster

Poster Printing

  • Poster files must be emailed to um.printing@maine.edu by the deadline listed in the calendar on this page.
    • Please send your poster as .PDF and .PPTX (power point) 
    • When you email um.printing@maine.edu please indicate in the subject line and in the body of your email that this is for the UMaine Student Symposium on April 14th.
  • In your email, be sure to say this is for UMSS and indicate if it is a Presentation Poster (36 x 48).
  • All posters whether for an exhibit or a poster presentation are 36 x 48.

36 x 48 Poster Template

  • Presentation Posters are displayed on easels and Exhibit Posters are reserved with a 4-foot table section.
    • Presentation/Exhibit Posters sized 36 x 48 are $52.00
      • All posters whether for an exhibit or a poster presentation are 36 x 48.
      • If you need help paying for printing, check with your advisor or department chair – they may have funds available to assist.
      • Indicate in the email to printing if the student is paying for the poster or if the department is paying for the poster. If the department is paying for the poster indicate the accounting chartfield.
  • Printing Services will notify you by email when your poster is ready. Printed posters can be picked up at UMaine Printing – Keyo Building, 129 Rangeley Road; from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • Please use the mailroom entrance to the right of the building
  • Printing Services can now accept MasterCard and Visa payments (via credit or debit card) as well as Black Bear bucks, cash, and check as forms of payment!
  • Bring your poster to the Collins Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 13th or the morning of Friday, April 14th, 2023. This is a day before the symposium to allow for your poster to be put up before the day of the event.
    • Easels, foam boards, tacks, and tables will be provided.