Celebration, Inspiration, and Collaboration
Science Fest is organized by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University to celebrate the diversity of our scientific disciplines and the variety of contributions from our current faculty and students, inspire the next generation of scientific problem solvers, and foster partnerships between the university, scientific organizations, and local communities to promote the science disciplines and the ideals of mutual respect and inclusion.
All are welcome to enjoy science-related exhibitions, student poster competition , interactive games, activities, and networking opportunities to connect with each other.
The student poster competition award is generously sponsored by the Dr. Eric Shaw Excellence in Science Undergraduate Research Award to create a platform and opportunity for students in the Schmidt College of Science to participate in the communication of scientific research to their peer groups, faculty and community members.
Dr. Eric Shaw Excellence in Research Undergraduate Poster Award Abstract Book
Courtesy Poster Session Abstract Book
Must complete and turn in scavenger hunt sheet to registration table. Winners to be notified following the event.
|9:00am – 10:00am||Exhibitor Check-in and Setup||Breezeway and Social Science Building Rotunda|
|10:00am – 2:00pm||General Exhibitions and Activities Held by the Exhibitors, continuous and ongoing*||Breezeway|
|10:00am – 2:00pm||FAU Brain Institute MobileMinds “Brainy Days”
Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science Mods “Robotic Petting Zoo”
|Social Science Building Rotunda|
|10:00am – 2:00pm||FAU Rubin & Sandy Gruber Sandbox Robot “Astro” Display||Breezeway|
|10:00am – 2:00pm||Science Fest Scavenger Hunt||Breezeway and Social Science Building Rotunda|
|10:00am – 12:00pm||Courtesy Research Poster Presentation (morning, FAU High School and American Heritage Schools)||Breezeway|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Poster Setup for the Undergraduate Poster Competition||Breezeway|
|11:00am – 11:45am||Lunch for the Poster Competition Presenters (tickets are required and will be distributed at the festival)||Sanson Life Sciences Patio|
|11:30am – 1:00pm||Lunch for the Festival Exhibitors and Volunteers (tickets are required and will be distributed at the festival)||Sanson Life Sciences Patio|
|12:00pm – 2:00pm||Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Undergraduate Poster Competition and Award Ceremony||Breezeway|
|12:00pm – 2:00pm||Courtesy Research Poster Presentation (afternoon, FAU High School and FAU Honor’s College)||Breezeway|
*A list of the exhibitors is below.
Click here to view the exhibitor map
Florida Atlantic University, Breezeway
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL, 33431
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Friday, April 14, 2023 | 12:00-2:00 PM | Breezeway, FAU Boca Raton campus
The Science Fest student poster presentation competition includes a $1,000 award* to the top poster presentation. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to showcase their research projects and innovations relating to a specific discipline within the Schmidt College of Science. The research projects or innovations should have generated tangible and meaningful results and findings by the submission of the abstract. This poster competition award is generously sponsored by the Dr. Eric Shaw Excellence in Science Undergraduate Research Award to create a platform and opportunity for students in the Schmidt College of Science to participate in the communication of scientific research to their peer groups, faculty and community members. The poster presentation will be judged by four (4) faculty members from the Schmidt College of Science based on a judging rubric . *$1,000 award may be split for students wishing to compete in teams of two.
The deadline has now passed to apply to compete.
Deadline to Apply to Compete: March 13, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Download Call for Student Posters and judging criteria rubric .
March 17, 2023: “Invitation to Submit the Poster” sent out to the selected students
April 10, 11:59 pm: An electronic version of the poster must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submission can be through direct email, OneDrive share, or Google Drive share using FAU email addresses.
April 14, 11 am: Please bring your printed poster to the Breezeway and set it up on your assigned poster board. Volunteers will help with the setup. Lunch for the poster presenters will be from 11:00am to 11:45pm. The presentation will start at 12:00pm. Please stay with your poster from 12:00 to 2pm. An award ceremony will be held at the end of the poster session.
Participants are encouraged to use the FAU approved poster templates .
FAU’s Student Government provides supplemental services for research poster printing. Please submit your request for service five (5) business days ahead of your intended pickup date. Click here for more information about how to request the printing service.
Please contact Yanmei Li, Ph.D., at email@example.com.
Questions? Contact Yanmei Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.