Information for Student Presenters

Important Steps for Student Researchers

Abstract Submission
Video Submission
Poster and Printing

Step 1: Submit an Abstract
Sample Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission

  • Abstract submission opened on January 19, 2022.
  • The deadline for abstract submission was March 7, 2022
  • Abstracts must be submitted by the deadline to be accepted


Sample Call for Abstract

Review the sample Call for Abstracts 

SAMPLE 2022 UM Student Symposium_ Call for Abstracts

Watch this video to view the process of uploading your virtual UMSS22 presentation.

Step 2: Upload your Video Submission
Step 3: Develop and Print your Poster

Video Submission and Upload

  • Submit your Virtual Video Presentation to UMSS22 in order to be judged for category awards!
  • Your presentation should be between 5 and 10 minutes long
  • Resource for creating virtual video presentations
  • Name your Virtual Video Presentation as: abstract#.lastname Example: 1234.smith
  • Virtual Video Presentations will be made available by link on our UMSS22 website soon
  • Your UMSS22 Virtual Video Presentation will not be played on the day of the in-person event, Friday, April 15th, 2022. (We look forward to seeing your poster presentations on that day!)

Submit your UMSS22 Video Presentation Here!

Poster Printing

  • Poster files must be emailed to by 4:00 pm on April 11, 2022
    • When you email please indicate in the subject line and in the body of your email that this is for the UMaine Student Symposium on April 15th.
  • In your email, be sure to say this is for UMSS and indicate if it is a Presentation Poster (36 x 48) or an Exhibit Poster (24 x 36).
  • Presentation Posters are displayed on easels and Exhibit Posters are reserved for a 4-foot table section.
    • Presentation Posters sized 36 x 48 are $49.60
    • Exhibit Posters sized 24 x 36 are $25.00
      • 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 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 in-person UMaine Student Symposium on April 15, 2022, at the New Balance Field House.
    • Easels, foam boards, and tables will be provided.
List of Majors in each Category

Allied Health

  • Animal and Veterinary Sciences
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work


  • Jazz Studies
  • Music; Music Performance
  • New Media
  • Intermedia
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre

Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry 
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology


  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing


  • Art Education
  • Athletic Training
  • Child Development and Family Relations
  • Elementary Education
  • Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Music Education
  • Secondary Education

Engineering and Information Sciences

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information systems
  • New Media
  • Spatial Informatics; Spatial Information Science and Engineering

Interdisciplinary Research

  • Projects spanning 2 or more colleges or departments 

Natural Sciences

  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Earth and Climate Sciences
  • Ecology and Environmental Sciences
  • Economics
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Financial Economics
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Forest Operations
  • Bioproducts and Bioengineering
  • Forestry
  • Marine Sciences 
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Zoology

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Communication
  • English
  • Global Policy
  • History
  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Languages (French, Spanish)
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women’s, gender and sexuality studies

COVID-19 Event Guidance

The University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias follow civil and University of Maine System COVID-19 health and safety guidance. All those attending the UMaine Student Symposium will be asked to show evidence of vaccination, or documentation of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival or documentation of a positive COVID test within 90 days of arrival. Face coverings are required at this event. The latest UMaine and UMaine Machias COVID-19 health and safety guidance is online: