Research Day 2013
Research Day is a time to celebrate and showcase the research activities of School of Public Health students. The April 5, 2013, event featured nearly 80 student posters. See photos from the event >>
SPH dean John Finnegan documented the day’s events with his iPhone, interviewing students about their work. Take a look!
For Student Participants
All SPH students, no matter the level of experience, are eligible to enter this competition and compete for the awards and prizes. There’s a limit of 80 participants. Register early.
- Develop your research. Your research does not have to be complete.
- Review the judging criteria. Meet with your advisor to review your abstract.
- Submit your abstract. Abstracts are due by Tuesday, March 5, 11:59 p.m.
- Create your research poster. Your research must be displayed in print format.
- Attend Research Day. Participants must attend the event on April 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Crafting Your Poster
- Set up your file. Click here for Printing Services poster file set-up instructions including poster dimensions. If your poster isn’t set up correctly, you won’t receive free printing ($160 value).
- Upload your file. Follow the Printing Services step-by-step instruction sheet for uploading your poster file to their site (Printing Services Submitting Rd File). A confirmation email will be sent to your following your upload. If you do not receive an email, contact Printing Services at 612-625-9500.
For Research Day Guests
Everyone is welcome to attend Research Day and support the student presenters. Students will be at their posters throughout the event. A short program, led by Dean Finnegan, will occur at 12:55 p.m. announcing the winners, including the people’s choice award recipients.
I don’t know any of the participants. Why should I attend?
Beyond free admission and light lunch, you should attend to support students and to learn about the latest public health research. In early-March, the 2013 participating students and their research titles will be listed on this web page.
Do I have to pay to attend?
No. The event, including a light lunch, is free and open to the public.
Where can I park?
- East River Parkway Garage ($7.00, 2-3 hours/non-event parking rate)
- Washington Avenue Ramp ($7.00, 2-3 hours/non-event parking rate)
- Lot 37 or Maroon Lot ($4.00 per day/non-event parking rate)
- Parking & Transportation web page
What are the people’s choice awards, and how do I participate?
The attendees will get a chance to pick their favorite poster – based on whatever criteria the attendee decides. In the attendee’s program, the names of all the participants are listed. Guests need to circle the name of the student who has created their favorite poster.
Two people’s choice awards and prizes will be given away. First place will receive a $50 University of Minnesota Bookstore gift card, and second place will receive a $25 Bookstore gift card. Students really appreciate the prizes and count on the viewers to participate.
- See info on the 2010 and 2011 It’s Global Public Service Announcement contest