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Student Project Symposium

Project Symposium

The Student Project Symposium is an event intended to showcase the type of projects that students conduct during their studies at the Oregon Institute of Technology.

The event is held annually towards the end of Spring term, and it provides an opportunity for students from the different programs to share their work, as well as get to see other projects.

The Symposium is organized as a 2-3 hour social event, which includes project posters, demonstrations, and a few selected oral presentations. Students, faculty, family members, employers, educational and industrial partners, as well as other members of the public are invited and welcome to attend.

When: Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Oregon Tech Wilsonville Campus, 27500 SW Parkway Ave, Wilsonville OR
​Contact: Cristina Crespo at cristina.crespo@oit.edu or Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen at dawn.lowewincentsen@oit.edu

Event Schedule

5:00-6:00 PM Poster and demonstration session (Rooms 120, 122, 124, 125)
6:00-7:00 PM Oral presentations (Room 106)
7:00-7:30 PM Poster and demonstration session (Rooms 120, 122, 124, 125)

Food and refreshments in Room 106.

Student Participants

Students from all programs are welcome to participate. Some programs may require participation in the Symposium as part of the Capstone Project for their program.

Students will be provided with vertical space to display their poster, as well as horizontal space project prototypes, demos, or similar displays. Additional requirements (e.g., access to a power outlet) must be requested in advance.

Students planning to participate in the Symposium must follow the two steps below:

  1. Send an e-mail to your faculty advisor or Program Director no later than April 15, 2015 with the following information:
    • Project title
    • Student(s) involved, and program(s) they will be representing
    • Brief description of your project
    • Any special requirements for project poser/demo setup
  2. Three or four projects will be selected by the Student Project Symposium committee for 10-15 minute oral presentations. The students selected for an oral presentation will be announced on May 1, 2015.

  3. Submit a poster (using the poster template provided) via e-mail to Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen (dawn.lowewincentsen@oit.edu) no later than May 20, 2015. Your poster will be printed for FREE and conveniently setup for you at the Symposium.

Student participants who have not submitted their posters by May 15 must print their poster at their own cost (typical printing costs are approximately $20) and hand it to Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen at the Oregon Tech Wilsonville library no later than June 1, 2015.

Important Dates

Date Event
April 15, 2015 Students submit project information to corresponding faculty advisor or Program Director
April 24, 2015 Program Directors submit list of Senior Project Titles, and recommendations for candidates for oral presentations to represent their program
May 1, 2015 Announcement of finalists for oral presentations 
May 4, 2015 Student Project Symposium Announcement and invitation sent out to external constituents
May 20, 2015 Submission of posters to Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen for FREE printing
June 1, 2015 Last day to hand in printed posters to Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
June 3, 2015 Student Project Symposium 5:00-7:00pm