Annual Department Events


NEW STUDENT WELCOME EVENT – UNDERGRADUATE
FALL QUARTER

There is an annual New Student Welcome Event held in the Fall Quarter the week instruction begins. This event is part of UCLA's Welcome Week activities. The New Student Welcome Event is hosted by the Undergraduate Office and is attended by incoming first-year and transfer students. A brief presentation is made by either the Department Chair or Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies as well as by a current undergraduate student who showcases his or her research and activities within the department.


DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATION
SPRING QUARTER

Every year at the end of Spring Quarter, the department celebrates the achievements of its students, both undergraduate and undergraduate, at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology's annual Commencement Celebration. In the past, it has been held on the Sunday of Commencement Weekend in the morning. This is an opportunity for students to be acknowledged for what they have accomplished in their time at UCLA.

For more information, visit the COMMENCEMENT section of this website.

For more information about UCLA Commencement Weekend and other Commencement activities, please visit:
http://www.commencement.ucla.edu or
http://www.college.ucla.edu/commencement


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 in two (2) different categories: Undergraduate and Graduate

TWENTIETH ANNUAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 (HERSHEY HALL)
2:00 – 5:00PM

The Annual Research Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for faculty, graduate students, and 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, given by a prominent figure within the field invited by the faculty. Judges for the Poster Session are by specially invited department alumni. Prizes are awarded in two (2) different categories: Undergraduate and Graduate.

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION AND ABSTRACT

If you are submitting multiple posters, you must submit a separate Participation Information and Abstract e-mail for each poster

Submit the following information and your ABSTRACT to the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Undergraduate Office (101 Hershey Hall) no later than THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018, at 4:00 P.M Information must be submitted electronically via e-mail to eebundergrad@lifesci.ucla.edu with the Subject: "Symposium Participation Information and Abstract."

Missing the THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018, deadline could result in your being excluded from the printed program.

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION – Should be in the body of the e-mail in the listed order.
If there are multiple authors, please include ALL authors' information.
(1) First and Last Name
(2) UID
(3) E-mail Address
(4) Telephone Number
(5) Major
(6) Minor (if declared Conservation Biology or Evolutionary Medicine)
(7) Indicate if the poster should be in the UNDERGRADUATE* or GRADUATE* category.
(8) For UNDERGRADUATES, please list Class Level for each author, e.g., FR/SO/JR/SR
(9) Would you like your poster to be judged**? YES or NO
(10) Indicate Number of Poster Board(s) and Easel(s) Required – Poster Boards are 4' x 4'.

*UNDERGRADUATE: Undergraduate author(s) with an EEB faculty advisor and/or graduate or post-doctoral mentor.

*GRADUATE: Graduate author(s) either with or without an EEB faculty advisor.

**Eligible posters may only have one (1) EEB faculty mentor.

At a later date, participants will be sent an e-mail to inquire about who is going to attend and present at the Poster Session as well as the specific times participants will be available to answer questions from the judges.

ABSTRACT
Your Abstract should be sent as a Word attachment with your Participation Information e-mail in the following format:

Title [bold] – The title should be EXACTLY how you would like it to be listed in the program.
Authors [italicized] – Please list the authors in the order you would like the names listed in the program.
[SPACE]
Abstract [regular] – Please type EXACTLY how you would like it to appear in the program (with all proper punctuation, italicization, etc.).

FONT: Arial, 10 point
SPACING: Single-spaced

Your abstract should not have the corrections you or your co-authors have made – please send a CLEAN copy.

Abstracts that are not submitted in the correct format will be returned for re-formatting.
The staff will not be editing your abstract for content.

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EVENT SCHEDULE
1:00 to 1:30PM – Poster Set-Up (Cortile of Hershey Hall – central courtyard area)
2:00 to 4:00PM – Poster Session and Judging
4:15PM – Deadline to remove posters
4:00 to 5:00PM – Seminar (158 Hershey Hall)

POSTER PRINTING - PRINTING DATE: May 18, 2018 (time to be arranged with DANIEL DEVANT)

You are responsible for contacting DANIEL DEVANT (contact information below) to schedule your poster printing appointment for the designated poster print date. Please do not wait until the last minute to contact Daniel since there are other poster sessions scheduled throughout Spring Quarter.

  1. Export your poster to PDF.
    PC - Powerpoint
    Go to "File"
    Select "Save As"
    Select "PDF"
    Rename the PDF poster with your first name and last name - Example - meniselyons.pdf
    Click "Standard (publishing online and printing)
    Click "Save"
    Make sure the file retains the correct dimensions (i.e., 42x42, 48x42, 42x56, and 56x42)
    Open pdf in Adobe Acrobat
    Click "File"
    Select "Properties"
    Look for Page Size under "Description"


    Mac - Powerpoint
    Got to "File"
    Select "Print"
    Select "Scale to fit"
    Click "Page Setup"
    Click "Options"
    Under Paper Size select "Manage Custom Sizes"
    Click the plus (+) sign
    Enter the smaller dimension into width and the larger dimension in height
    For example if the poster is landscape - 42x48
    Width = 42 and Height = 48 (I know it sounds like it should be the reverse but it isn't)
    Select the the correct orientation (portrait or landscape)
    Make sure the paper size shows the correct dimension
    Click ok for the "Options" dialogue window
    Click ok for the "Page Setup" dialogue window
    Click "PDF"
    Select "Save as PDF"
    Rename the PDF poster with your first name and last name - Example - joebruin.pdf
    Click "Save"
    Click "Use .pdf"
    Make sure the file retains the correct dimensions (42x42 or 48x42)
    Open pdf in Adobe Acrobat
    Click "File"
    Select "Properties"
    Look for Page Size under "Description"

  2. Send DANIEL DEVANT the file at the time that you have arranged with him. Daniel may be reached at illustration@lifesci.ucla.edu. If the file is too large then Dropbox is a great option. Just send Daniel a link to your file.

  3. Pickup the poster at 4pm (or at the designated time) in room Hershey Hall Computer Lab.

The cost of the poster is $17 per linear foot. A 42"x42" poster costs $68.

  • - Please bring payment (cash, check or P39/recharge form - made out to LS Illustration).
  • - Bring exact change if paying by cash.
  • - Checks should be made payable to 'UC Regents'.
  • - Recharge forms made out to LS Illustration - include the full FAU#.

Other notes:

  • - Poster dimensions are 42x42, 48x42, 42x56, and 56x42 (this is negotiable)
  • - Never cut and paste your images or graphs in PowerPoint. There will be a delay for posters that are in PowerPoint. Always select 'Insert'--->'Photo'---> 'Picture From File'.
  • - Posters are to be submitted in either PDF or TIF format.
  • - Posters are light or white background.
  • - Some other options besides Dropbox are: YouSendIt or Box.

SPECIAL EVENTS

From time to time, the department has hosted special events in commemoration of an important milestone in the fields of evolution, ecology, conservation and behavior. For example, in 2009, the department co-hosted "Darwin Evolving," a year-long seminar series in honor of the 100th birthday of Charles Darwin.