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Student Research Symposium

Submission Instructions and Form

The deadline for submissions is March 3, 2023. You can submit a nomination using this form

Requirements for submissions vary depending on the category, so please follow the instructions carefully.


  • Individuals currently enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students at Lynn University. All class levels and disciplines are eligible.
  • Projects must have been conducted as part of a Lynn University course or under the supervision of a Lynn faculty member.
  • Research poster and oral presentation submissions require a faculty sponsor.
  • Selected honorees must attend the Student Symposium on April 7 from 10am to noon.
  • Oral presenters are required to attend a practice session before the event.
  • Students must consent to their work being placed in SPIRAL, Lynn's institutional repository.


  • All submissions require author name(s) and email address(es), and a project title.
  • Research poster submissions and oral presentations also require the submission of an abstract of 250 words or less. Students should work with their faculty sponsor for guidance on writing this abstract.
  • Full paper awards require uploading your paper as a Word or PDF file. There is no required length for the full paper award. 
  • Oral presentations should be 10 minutes in length. 

Special topical awards:

Within the poster submission category, posters must relate to at least one of three specific categories:

  • Social impact: Demonstrates a commitment to inform meaningful social change by engaging in one of the following pillars while seeking to create a positive impact in the community: Experiential Learning, Academic/Interdisciplinary Collaboration, and Continued Community Engagement.
  • Sustainability: Demonstrates a commitment to economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
  • Science: Engages the scientific method for the purpose of expanding general knowledge or solving a practical problem.

The oral presentations and research papers may be on any topic.