23rd Annual Sigma Xi UMass Dartmouth Research Exhibit

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chapter of Sigma Xi will hold a two-day exhibition showcasing the research being done by faculty, staff and students on April 19th & 20th, 2017. The exhibition will follow the format of poster sessions at professional society meetings, and will be held at the Library Livingroom.

Information for Participants

Faculty and students - both undergraduate and graduate- are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation at the exposition. All members of the University community are cordially invited to participate in the exhibition to see the research activities of our colleagues.

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 11:59 PM. The registration and abstract submission must be done using the Sigma Xi web site. When you have a final abstract, fill out the registration form. If you have any questions about the registration or abstract submission procedure, contact Professor Grant O'Rielly (Physics) (gorielly@umassd.edu) or Elizabeth Winiarz (Science Librarian) (ewiniarz@umassd.edu). Space considerations limit the number of exhibitors to 100. In the event that the number of participants exceeds capacity, the Organizing Committee will consider the earliest submissions first.

If you are not familiar with the style of poster sessions, you should consult your research advisor or any member of the Organizing Committee (listed below) for advice. Exhibitors will be expected to be present at their posters for two hours on Wednesday afternoon and two hours on Thursday morning. The posters should be removed by noon on Thursday. Abstracts will be posted on the Sigma Xi web site and also printed in a booklet that will be used to promote the expo and will be made available to presenters and attendees.

Three-part hinged display boards (approx. 30 x 60 inches) will be made available to the presenters for mounting text and figures. Please organize your display so that mounting can be done using binder clips or tacks, not tape that damages the display boards. 

- 2017 Sigma Xi Registration Form -

Sigma Xi 2017 Research Expo Organizing Committee Members:

Sigma XI Research Exhibition 
Abstract Preparation And Submission Guidelines

    1. The abstract should be written as a single paragraph that describes the objectives, methods, and results of the research. It should be written for a non-specialist and should not include references or citations. The acknowledgment of sponsors or funding agencies is permitted.
    2. The abstract, including the title and authors' names, will be formatted to fit into a limited space. Because of this the text of the abstract must not exceed 1,180 characters including spaces. (Approximately 225 words). You should write the abstract in your word processor, then check its length. (With Microsoft Word choose "word count" from the "tools" menu. It will tell you the number of words, as well as the number of characters with spaces.) The form will not allow any abstract to exceed 1180 characters.

Please consult your faculty advisor before you submit your abstract. Once you are both satisfied that your abstract is appropriate you may simply cut and paste it into the online form. Your faculty advisor must initial the form before you may submit your abstract.