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2016 IMS Symposium – Call For Abstracts

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Dear IMS grad students,

This is the first call for abstracts for the 2016 UMass Intercampus Marine Science Symposium!

The 2016 UMass Intercampus Marine Science Symposium will be held on Friday, March 25th, 2016, from 9:30am to 5pm at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Oral presentations will begin at 10am, and a poster session will occur during lunch. We hope to begin the program with short keynote talks from a faculty member at each of the four UMass campuses, with the remainder of the program being filled by graduate student presentations. This event is a wonderful opportunity for SMAST and IMS graduate students to share their current or proposed research, get feedback from other students, faculty, and scientists, and boost their CV.

Submissions for oral and poster presentations will be accepted beginning February 5, 2016 until spaces are filled or until the deadline on February 29, 2016. We highly encourage visiting IMS students from the Amherst, Lowell, and Boston campuses to submit abstracts and attend the meeting.

The time allotted for oral presentations is 12 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions. There is no limit to the number of accepted posters.

Please submit your abstracts to our volunteer program coordinator, Brooke Wright, at brooke.wright@umassd.edu with your last name and “IMS Symposium Abstract” in the subject line. Your email should contain a PDF attachment with:

  • Your full name and campus affiliation
  • Indication of your degree track (MS, PSM, or PhD)
  • Indication of whether your submission is an oral presentation or poster
  • Your abstract (250-word limit) with title and authors

Prizes will be awarded for oral and poster presentations in the following divisions:

  • Best Oral Presentation by a MS student
  • Best Oral Presentation by a PhD student
  • People’s Choice
  • Best Poster

We’re looking forward to your involvement!

Thank you,

IMS symposium student coordinators
Robert Wildermuth and Chang Liu