Research Symposium

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM SPRING QUARTER

The Annual Research Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for faculty, graduate students, and a select group of undergraduates to present their work and informally discuss the research that is taking place within the Department. A number of activities are part of the Symposium, including a Poster Session and a Seminar Speaker, a prominent figure within the field invited by the faculty. The Poster Session is judged by specially invited department alumni. Prizes are awarded for the top presentations

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is once again sponsoring our Twenty-Third Annual Biology Research Symposium during the campus-wide Research Week, the week of Monday, May 18, 2020 through Friday, May 22, 2020.  Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this year’s Symposium will be a virtual event, conducted through CCLE.  Moreover, it will be conducted for the duration of Research Week, with student presentations available for viewing beginning on Monday, May 18, 2020, at 9:00AM (PST) through Friday, May 22, 2020, at 5:00PM (PST).

The Twenty-Third Annual Biology Research Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for our graduate and undergraduate students to present their work and to discuss the research that is taking place within the Department.  Participating in the Symposium can also provide you an experience that you can include on your resume, curriculum vitae (CV), or any graduate or professional school applications.  The Symposium will also give you the opportunity to share your research interests and to practice your presentation skills.

Presenters and spectators will be required to have a UCLA Logon in order to access the Symposium via CCLE.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES & INSTRUCTIONS (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

  • Monday, May 11, 2020, at 1:00PM: (PLEASE ADVISE SPACE IS LIMITED)
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 3:00PM:
    • Presentation must be uploaded to CCLE via the “Participant Submissions” tab
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 3:00PM:
    • Abstracts must be uploaded to CCLE via the “Participant Submissions” tab

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • Abstracts should also be posted to “Description” section when you are submitting your presentation via the “Participant Submissions” tab
  • Presentation format:
    • PDF of poster with either audio or video explanation (between 5 – 10 minutes maximum)

JUDGING

Each Presentation’s CCLE page will have the capability where presenters can have a private discussion with their assigned judges (Forum).  These discussions will be asynchronous.

Prizes will be awarded for the most outstanding poster presentations in three (3) categories:

  1. Graduate
    • First Prize
    • Second Prize
    • Third Prize
  2. Undergraduate
    • First Prize
    • Second Prize
    • Third Prize
  3. Marine Biology – NEW
    • Graduate
    • Undergraduate

Recipients of the most outstanding poster presentations will receive an Amazon gift card ($150-$250).

DISCLAIMER:  For this virtual event, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is making every effort to protect your privacy and the integrity of your work.  While access to the EEB Research Symposium 2020 CCLE page will be limited to individuals with UCLA logon access, EEB cannot guarantee that your identity or work will not be mishandled by another user.  We recommend that you include a copyright on your behalf on a visible area of your presentation (e.g., Copyright, Josie Bruin (2020)).  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.