Statewide Symposium 2008

View the Final Symposium Presentation Schedule

View Powerpoint Presentations (Ordered By Session)

Important Statewide Symposium Dates

  • March 28, 2008 (5:00PM) - Abstracts and RSVP forms due. (Online Submission)

    • - Abstract submission deadline has passed.
  • April 11, 2008 (12:00PM) - Guest Attendance Form due. (Online Submission)
    • - Registration deadline has passed.
  • April 14, 2008 (5:00PM) - PowerPoint Presentations due. (Online Submission OR Email)
    • - Deadline has passed.
  • April 18, 2008 (7:00-10:00PM) - Statewide Symposium Banquet
  • April 19, 2008 (8:30-4PM) - Statewide Symposium

2007-2008 Statewide Symposium Announcements

  • (4/15/08) Parking at Symposium Events
    There are specific instructions for parking at the Symposium Banquet (April 18th) and the Presentation Sessions (April 19th) which are described below. Please abide by these parking rules for the Symposium Banquet. The parking map for the Syposium Presentation Sessions is not where you HAVE to park, but a guide to where you can park as well as the location of the building where the Symposium will be held (Kuiper Space Sciences - Lunar and Planetary Laboratory).

    Parking map for the Syposium Presentation Sessions

    The Symposium
    Below is a map of the University of Arizona with circled reagons for suggested parking. Kuiper Space Sciences (Location of the Symposium) Can be found by locating the orange highlighted building on the map.

    (Click to view Larger Image)

    The Symposium Banquet
    Below are specific parking instructions / guidelines for parking on the night of the Symposium Banquet (April 18th).

    • Building Parking Accessed from 7th Avenue behind the building. Parking is limited so please carpool.
    • You may park on the Street, where permitted (e.g. Where it says no parking you may not park).
    • Overflow parking is available at 110 E. Drachman. Please do not block other cars or ramps
  • (4/10/2008) Symposium Speaker Schedule
    Below is a draft of the presentation times from the Symposium on April 19th. Note that this is a rough draft and will be updated when changes are made to the document. The final version will be posted by Thursday April 17th.

  • (4/8/2008) Directions to Symposium Events
    Don't know how to get to the Windmill Suites Hotel, Phoenix Mars Mission Control Center, or the Lunar and Planetary Lab? Just enter your address in the box below and you will be redirected to Google Maps with specific directions to your destination!

    • Directions to the Windmill Suites (Symposium Hotel Accommodations):


      (e.g. 1629 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721)

    • Directions to the Phoenix Mars Mission Control Center (Symposium Banquet Dinner):


      (e.g. 1629 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721)

    • Directions to the Kuiper Space Sciences / LPL (Statewide Symposium):


      (e.g. 1629 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721)

  • (4/3/2008) Example Presentations

    If you need help getting last minute ideas on what would look good on a powerpoint presentation, there are a few links below to a couple of AZSGC Interns from last year below:
    Example Presentation #1
    Example Presentation #2
    Example Presentation #3

  • (4/2/08) Presentation Submissions Received

    Want to know if we received your presentation? Click on the link below! If your name appears on the list then we have recieved your powerpoint presentation.

    View list of submitted presentations (Updated Daily at 5PM)

  • (3/24/08) Abstract Submissions Received

    Want to know if we received your abstract submission? Click on the link below! If your name appears on the list then we have recieved your abstract submission form.

    View list of submitted abstract forms (Updated Daily at 5PM)

  • (3/6/08) Instructions and due dates

    As you know, this year's Arizona/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship Program Symposium will be hosted by UA in Tucson. There will be a program banquet at Phoenix Mission Science Operations Center on Friday, April 18, 2008, and the symposium will run the next day, April 19, from about 8:30 AM until 4:00 at the Kuiper Space Sciences Building.

    All students are required to submit short, 150 word abstracts summarizing research accomplishments via a web based form (which will be available for use starting 3/10/08) at: Click Here. (This form also has sections for students to select meal options, etc.). There is a FIRM abstract due date of March 28, 2008. The following document provides helpful hints about writing abstracts and later for completing PowerPoint presentations for the symposium: Click Here.

    This year we also have an online symposium and banquet registration form for mentors. This form will also be available and ready for use on 3/10/08 and may be found at: Click Here.

    At the symposium, each student will be allotted about 7 minutes to make an oral presentation about his or her research. We urge presentations to be constructed in PowerPoint for projection in meeting rooms. Electronic versions of PowerPoint presentations must be emailed to me by 5:00 PM on April 14, 2008. All presentations will be loaded on conference computers ahead of time, and the April 14 deadline will be enforced. (We simply do not have the person-power to accept presentations for loading onto conference computers on the Symposium day, so thank you in advance for planning for, preparing and submitting your presentations by the due date.)

    Thank you in advance for your attention to these matters and we anticipate an especially great symposium this year!

  • (2/6/08) Invited Speaker Announced!

    Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, 8th District, ArizonaThis year's "After Dinner" speaker will be Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, 8th District, Arizona. Giffords is the youngest woman ever to be elected to the Arizona Senate, where she served from 2003 to 2005. She is currently the congresswoman for Arizona's 8th congressional district. She will be speaking at the Arizona Space Grant Consortium Symposium on April 18, 2008 at the Pheonix Mars Mission Science and Observation Center at 7:00PM as our invited speaker.

  • (11/1/07) Hotel Accommodations

    This year we are doing something a bit different with symposium arrangements. The group hotel is Windmill Suites at St. Philip's Plaza at North Campbell and River Roads. The banquet will be held in the pit area of the Phoenix Mission Operations Center (6th Ave and Drachman). We hope this will be a unique and educational venue for interns and guests one month before the spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at Mars. The following day's symposium will be held at LPL in the Kuiper Space Sciences Building. UA is a straight shot south on Campbell from the hotel.

    Visit the Windmill Suites Website

  • (8/22/2007) Symposium Announced

    The Arizona/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship Program's statewide symposium dates have been announced. The symposium will be held Apirl 18-19, 2008, at The Univeristy of Arizona.

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Symposium abstract writing pointers and tips on delivering your presentation.

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