The Cascades Research & Scholarship Symposium is an annual showcase of undergraduate projects and research. The work is presented as posters or lightning talks during a two-hour symposium.
Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited.
OSU-Cascades undergraduate students of all majors. Appropriate projects and research include individual or collaborative work, conducted with faculty or the larger Central Oregon community as class or capstone projects. The Symposium Committee reserves the right to select participants to ensure a diversity of topics, research groups, and programs.
To participate, complete one application per poster or lightning talk, and submit required information by the important dates listed below. Presenters are highly encouraged to attend lead-up events to receive feedback.
Please show up a few minutes early to situate yourself and attend the opening remarks. Presenters should dress business causal. Unless you have to leave for class, presenters are expected to stay for the entire duration of the event (2 hours).
Posters must be 48” x 36” (4’ x 3’) and follow OSU branding. Typical poster sections include a description/literature review, methodology/process, outcomes/ conclusions, and impact/next steps. Always include a title, names of group members, faculty mentors, award/grant support and sponsors (this includes URSA Engage and Layman Fellowship).
Lightning talks are becoming more common at professional conferences across the nation. From the sciences to liberal arts, these talks allow presenters to share research and projects that might not always fit within the confines of a poster.
Lightning talk presenters have 5 minutes: 3 minutes of presenting and 2 minutes for one question. Participants will receive a PowerPoint template, and must use five or fewer slides.
Friday, April 27 by 11:59 p.m.
(Intent to submit has been extended)
Please submit one application per presentation
Symposium Prep Kick-off Event
Friday, April 27 (Beaver Dam)
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us for some initial Q&A and brainstorming.
Getting Started - Drop-In Event
Thursday May, 3 (TYKH 204)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bring your ideas and continue working towards review.
Lightning Talk Review & Practice
Wednesday-Thursday, May 9 & 10 (OSU-Cascades Library)
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Review your PowerPoint & Presentation.
Thursday, May 10 (TYKH 207)
Learn tips and tricks!
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lightning Talk Guidelines
Poster Printing Deadline
Sunday, May 13 by 11:59 p.m.
Please submit your final poster online as a PDF
Cascades Research & Scholarship Symposium
Wednesday, May 23 (Dining/Academic Building)