Student Research Symposium

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Location: Waterfront Activities Center

9:00-9:30            Coffee Service
9:30-9:45            Welcome & Awards
9:45-12:00          Student Presentations
12:00-1:00          Catered Lunch
1:00-1:45            Student Presentations
1:50-3:00            Portfolio Orientation for 1st Year Students

Student attendance is required

The symposium was developed to provide students with experience organizing and giving a formal presentation in front of a critical audience, which is something most of you will do many times in your professional careers. This is also an excellent time to learn what your fellow students are working on and network with faculty.

  • First-year MS, MPH, and PhD students: Plan to attend the full day. You are encouraged to ask questions.
  • Second-year and beyond students: You are required to present and remain in attendance for all of the student presentations. Please see the submission deadlines and guidelines for presenters below.

Guests: This event is primarily for NSP students and faculty. We welcome other UW guests, but ask you to RSVP to ensure availability of space. To RSVP, please email by Monday, May 14th, and indicate which portion(s) of the day you wish to attend.

Submission Deadlines and Guidelines for Presenters

Presentation titles

  • Titles must be submitted to no later than Monday, April 23rd.
  • Put your name and the names of your committee members on your submission.
  • When all titles have been received, the agenda will be completed and individual presentation times added. A draft will be sent to you for a final review.


  • Abstracts must be submitted to no later than Wednesday, May 2nd.
  • Please allow adequate time (minimum one week) for your committee chair to review your abstract prior to submission.
  • Put your name and the names of your committee members on your submission.
  • Refer to these abstract writing guidelines and use this template to create your abstract.
  • Your abstract should be about 1/2 to 1 page in length, including title, name, and committee members.


  • Slides must be submitted to by Monday, May 14th, at 12:00pm (noon).
  • Slides should be made in PowerPoint (PC only).
  • Please provide your slides to your committee for review at least one week prior to the May 14th deadline.  Please keep in mind that faculty will be reviewing slides for several students.
  • The presentations are timed:
    • MS/MPH presentations are 5 minutes, with 5 minutes of questions.
    • PhD presentations are 10 minutes, with 5 minutes of questions.