Beginning in January, 2020, all Loyola graduate students and recent graduate alumni are invited to apply to present a research poster at the eleventh annual “Emerging Scholars: A Celebration of Graduate Research.” The event will be scheduled for April, 2020.
A poster session allows most presenters a forum to informally present their work to the Loyola community (see an example of a very large-scale poster session). Selected students in the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program and Liberal Studies programs may apply to conduct a brief oral presentation within the library, and are to work with their faculty member / advisor in preparing to apply to present.
The celebration of research also features an awards ceremony and a wine and cheese reception. The Ferguson Gallery provides a perfect setting to allow attendees to view presenters' posters, ask questions, and discuss ideas.
Presenters are provided large, 8’ x 4’ bulletin boards for posting their research. Up to two presenters (or groups of presenters) share space on each side of the board. The University will pay for professional printing of accepted presentations, up to 42” x 42” in dimension, for the Emerging Scholars event. Learn more about this printing offer.
Poster sessions may be based on research conducted for a paper, capstone project, thesis or dissertation, or case study, or other project developed while a Loyola graduate student. Presenters may also be recent graduates of a Loyola graduate program, but the same poster may not be presented more than once. Research can be in various stages of completion, and can come from any discipline. See some tips and guidelines.
The due date to submit applications to present will be announced in early 2020.