The annual Statewide Symposium is an Arizona/NASA Space Grant event that includes students and faculty from The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and community college affiliates. Space Grant students and teams present during the all-day symposium on a variety of topics.
1) Submit an abstract before the symposium
2) Give a 7 minute PowerPoint presentation at the symposium
3) Prepare for ~1-2 minutes of questions from the audience once the presentation has finished
Find our tips on how to best prepare for this professional conference below.
Composing an Abstract
An abstract is a concise summary of your project that provides readers with the purpose and major ideas of your research.
Space Grant Symposium abstracts consists of only 150 words and need to address:
- Your research problem and the question(s) you have been trying to address and your objective(s)
- Summarize the methods / activities pursued to address the problem
- Briefly summarize your results / accomplishments
- Conclude with interpretations of those results and their significance
Download our Abstract Preparation Worksheet.
Download Example Abstracts from 5 Topical Areas.
Presentation Preparation & Delivery
Your 7 minute PowerPoint presentation needs to dive deeper into the research addressed in your abstract. Your presentation shoud include:
- A statement of the problem, your questions, and objectives
- An outline of your methods and analysis techniques
- Results to-date and interpretations of their significance, use, and/or impact
Download our Presentation Preparation Notes.
Download our Practice Presentation Feedback Form.
2018 PowerPoint Presentations
View 2018 PowerPoint presentations by topical session here.