“I was already working on research, but FURI made everything more goal-oriented and formal. I liked having an event to work toward where I was able to have a poster and share my work and results.” – Jenessa Lancaster, Biomedical Engineering ‘14
Spring 2018 Symposium:
Friday, April 20, 2018
1–3 p.m. Drop-ins welcome!
Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Tempe campus [map]
At this semi-annual poster presentation, students in the research and travel grant programs present their research and share their findings with peers, the ASU community and the community at large. Attendees can also enter a raffle for FURI swag by talking with students!
This event is also open to all undergraduate engineering students who are working on research with an engineering faculty member. Students not funded through FURI, but interested in presenting their research, can contact the FURI Office at email@example.com at least one month prior to the Symposium.
Frequently Asked Questions for the Research Symposium
What exactly is the Symposium?
It is an open house style poster display of all the research supported by the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, and students funded through the Undergraduate Research Travel Grant program, as well as other undergraduate students conducting research with an Engineering faculty member.
Do all the students funded under the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative have to present a poster?
Presenting at the FURI Symposium is a requirement of the program. Symposium is also consistently one of our students’ most favorite experience of FURI!
Can any student present at the FURI Symposium?
Yes, full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing and in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering may present at Symposium. Students must also be conducting research under the guidance of an Fulton Engineering faculty mentor. Interested in presenting? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Do students receiving funding in the Travel Grant Program have to present at the Symposium?
Students who receive undergraduate research travel grant funding are required to present at the FURI Symposium as a condition of the award.
Will FURI pay costs to create the poster?
Yes, the FURI program will cover the cost of poster printing. Specific details will be provided to students as the Symposium date approaches.
What are the poster guidelines?
Specific guidelines and a poster template will be available on Blackboard for participants. The poster is 24 by 36 inches in size and can include illustrations, diagrams, charts, and text that highlights the research being conducted.
Why would you want to attend this event?
- Talking with presenters can enter you into a raffle for FURI swag!
- You can meet potential faculty mentors!
- Learn about research currently going on within the Fulton Schools
- See research on display from our 130+ student presenters
- Light refreshments available.
How can you make the most out of this experience?
Introduce yourself to others. Don’t be afraid to tell them your name, major and why you came. It’s a great way to start a conversation and build a network of people with similar interests!
Talk with the student researchers. Ask questions about their research. Learn how they got started and how they found their mentor. You don’t just have to talk about research topics, either. Enjoy getting to know these amazing students. Also, at this symposium, the more researchers you chat with, the better your odds of winning some FURI swag!
Ask for an introduction to faculty. The students you chat with may be able to refer you to faculty who are passionate about supporting undergraduate researchers. They may be able to connect you that day or later on this semester. See how you can get connected, it’s worth the effort!
Take research highlights home with you. FURI abstract books will be available in case you want to look over the research highlights on your own afterward.
Sign up to be in the know. We’ll have an interest table for visitors who want to learn more about how to apply for FURI in the next application cycle, how to sign up for lab crawls, faculty meet-and-greets, and so much more!
Abstract Book Archive