2014 MSS Annual Meeting                                                                    April 3-6, 2014   Hilton Omaha

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The  paper/poster submission portal is now CLOSED.

Posters are still being accepted for the UNDERGRADUATE poster session.  See below.
2014 MSS Undergraduate 
Research Poster Session

Purpose: The Poster Session is designed to feature undergraduate work in Sociology and promote interaction between all members of the Midwest Sociological Society. 

“A poster presentation consists of an exhibit of materials that reports research activities or informational resources in visual and summary form. Poster presentations provide a unique platform that facilitates personal discussion of work with interested colleagues and allows meeting attendees to browse through highlights of current research and ideas.” -American Sociological Association

Content: Undergraduate students experience and study the “art” of sociology in many ways. This session is designed to feature these experiences and studies. Posters may present original research and data collection, theoretical works and applications, studies of public policy using sociological frameworks, as well as other forms of being engaged with the sociological imagination. 

Format: Guidelines and information on constructing posters, session logistics (date, time, place), presenter expectations, and poster competition details will be sent to all students accepted into the session. 

Submission Information:
Deadline: January 10, 2014
Send poster submissions directly to Jean Karlen

Include the following information:


AUTHOR(S): Please provide names and email addresses for all student authors.
(If there is more than one author, indicate with an asterisk (*) the principal author responsible for presenting the poster.)

FACULTY SPONSOR:  (must be a current member of MSS; provide current address and email)

ABSTRACT:  (a summary of your poster in 150 words or less)

Expectations of Poster Presenters:

Students must be members of the Midwest Sociological Society. Student membership fees are $23.

Students must register in advance for the meeting. Students must become members AND register by February 1, 2014. Those who do not join and register will be dropped from the program. Student advance registration fees for 2014 are $35.

Posters will be on display in an exhibits area and students are to be present during the poster session to answer questions about their projects.  

Other Information: Poster presentations are treated like other submissions for sessions at the MSS with two exceptions: (1) All poster presenters must have a faculty sponsor. (2) Poster presentations are submitted directly to the coordinator and are NOT submitted through the online paper-submission portal.

Poster Submission Deadline: January 10, 2014.