2013 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 report 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: Posters must be freestanding with the ability to be displayed on an easel. Posters can be created using PowerPoint or with more traditional methods and attached to a tri-panel board. More 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.
Deadline: January 10, 2013
Send poster submissions directly to Jean Karlen by email Include the following information:
(If there is more than one author, indicate with an asterisk (*) the principal author responsible for presenting the poster and give that author’s address and email information.)
FACULTY SPONSOR: (must be a current member of MSS; provide current address and email). Not sure if your sponsor is a member? Ask the MSS Exec Office.
ABSTRACT: (a summary of your poster in 100 words or less)
Expectations of Poster Presenters:
Students must be members of the Midwest Sociological Society. Student membership fees are $23.Students may join online at the membership page.
Students must preregister for the meeting. Students must become members AND pre-register by February 1, 2013. Those who do not join and register will be dropped from the program and ineligible for the competition.
Posters will be placed on easels in the exhibits area and students should be present during the poster session to answer questions about their projects. All posters presented will be considered for the $200 Undergraduate Poster Competition prize, to be awarded by the Student Issues Committee.
Other Information: Undergrad 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, 2013