24th 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 18th & 19th, 2018. 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, from all disciplines - are encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation at the exhibition. 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 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM.  When you have a final abstract, fill out the registration form. If you have any questions about the registration or abstract submission procedure, contact Elizabeth Winiarz (Science Librarian) (ewiniarz@umassd.edu) or Professor Grant O'Rielly (Physics) (gorielly@umassd.edu). Space considerations may limit the number of posters accepted. In the event that the number of participants exceeds capacity, the Organizing Committee will consider limiting the number of posters submitted by each faculty lab to no more than two.

Participants are expected to be present at their posters from noon until 2 pm on Wednesday afternoon (April 18) and from noon until 2 pm on Thursday (April 19). Judges will visit the posters during these times and cash prizes will be announced for the best graduate poster and best undergraduate poster at 2 pm on Thursday. The posters should be removed after 2 pm 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 (40 inches tall x 60 inches wide) will be made available to the presenters for mounting posters. Please organize your display so that mounting can be done using binder clips, not tape or pins. Clips will be provided.

- 2018 Sigma Xi Registration Form -

Sigma Xi 2018 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, citations or images. The acknowledgment of sponsors or funding agencies is permitted.
    2. 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.