Why Be a UMSS Student Presenter?

  • Sharpens presentation and communication skills
  • Practice talking about your work
  • A 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

The Rubric that is used for judging presentations.




Submit an Abstract


Abstract submissions will open for UMSS24 on January 17,2024

List of Categories by Major

AI Tools Disclaimer: all students are required to be transparent about their use of AI tools in the drafting of material for Fellowships or the Symposium. Students are reminded that they are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of any and all content submitted for these opportunities: while AI tools are powerful and can be helpful, they can and often do return incorrect information (known as “hallucinations”) when asked to generate text.


STEP 2: 

Obtain Faculty Mentor Approval of Abstract

Mentor Faculty Abstract Approval Form


STEP 3: 

Choose and Develop your Presentation Method

Step 3A: Poster

36 x 48 Google Slide Poster Template

36 x 48 PowerPoint Poster Template

  • Presentation Posters are displayed on easels and Exhibit Posters are reserved with a 4-foot table section.
  • Click the link below for options to print your posters.

Printing Options


Step 3B: Exhibit

  • What is an Exhibit?
    • An exhibit may contain demonstrative items beyond a poster (although a poster may be part of your exhibit but is not mandatory)
    • This may include items like artwork, models, digital presentation features, or other items that have never been seen at the Symposium before!
  • Presenters are responsible for their own exhibition components, and communication of their space and display needs to UMSS organizers at um.symposium@maine.edu by Monday, March 25th, 2024. 
    • Examples of needs might include a table, power, chairs, etc.
    • We will try to meet the needs to the best of our ability but items like screens, TVs, etc are not something we can supply. 
    • Contact us so we can talk about it!