Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

2nd Annual
Bronx Science Consortium
Poster Symposium

Poster Session underwritten by EmblemHealth

September 10th, 2014
1:30pm: Keynote speaker, Bricken Sparacino, will be speaking about communicating science to lay audiences in the Congo Classroom.
3-5pm: Poster symposium in the Dancing Crane Café Pavilion (across from the Dancing Crane Café).

We are announcing the 2nd Annual Bronx Science Consortium Poster Session for student scientific research presentations. This event will include a keynote speaker, Bricken Sparacino, who will be speaking about communicating science to lay audiences in the Congo Classroom followed by the poster session in the Dancing Crane Café Pavilion.

All high school, undergraduate, graduate, and post doctoral-level researchers who are working at or with any Bronx Science Consortium partner institution (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Zoo/WCS, Fordham University, Montefiore Hospital, and the New York Botanical Garden) are eligible to present their science research. Invited STEM disciplines include, but are not limited to, Biology, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. Posters previously used for recent undergraduate or graduate symposia or conferences, or regional or national conferences, are welcome, as well as newly created posters. However, this event will be attended by the public, as well as your peers. We anticipate a large attendance by the public; this is a chance for you to contribute to and experience the “Broader Impacts” required in NSF grant proposals first hand. Submission of previously-made posters is permitted but an abstract or handout for the lay audience is strongly encouraged. Professors, mentors, colleagues, friends and family are welcome to attend. There will be no admission charge to participate or attend this event.

This event is an excellent opportunity to meet and talk with local students, faculty, and members of the community! Light refreshments to follow the symposium.

Submission Guidelines

Guidelines for Preparation of Symposium Abstracts

In order to participate in the Bronx Science Consortium Poster Symposium, all students must submit an abstract, or summary of their work, at the time of their application. Please heed the following guidelines when preparing your abstract:

  • Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (not including title, authors, department).
  • The abstract should describe the background, purpose, location, and major outcomes of the project undertaken.
  • The faculty member under whose supervision the work was produced should be listed as an author.
  • Please submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) if required for your research.

Please click here for an example of an abstract in the sciences. Note that all abstracts may be published online and in hard copy.

If you have any questions regarding your abstract, please contact your faculty mentor or Amy Tuininga (

Guidelines for Submission of Symposium Abstracts

For students interested in presenting, please fill in the Adobe Form. You will be notified if accepted. Participation will be somewhat limited and is on a first come – first served basis. So please apply soon. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through September 1 or until capacity is reached.

Poster Guidelines

  • Posters should be no larger than 3' x 4' (portrait) or 4' x 3' (landscape) as it will be placed on an easel. Given outdoor conditions, sizes of 3'x 2' or 2' x 3' may be better if possible.
  • These easels will be available at the Symposium.
  • It is recommended that posters be printed on a single sheet of paper.


For questions about the BSC Poster Symposium, please contact:
Dewis Shallcross, Administrative Assistant for the Office of Research at
Or contact the Biology Graduate Student Association at

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