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The Department of Psychology invites undergraduate students to present their Honors Thesis, Research Project, or Internship Experience at the 2024 Student Symposium to be held in person on Monday, April 22, 2024 in the Madison Union Ballroom

Projects do not need to be complete to be presented (i.e. they may be in progress). Below you will find information for presenters, judges, and visitors. Please let Dr. David Szwedo (, Dr. Jaime Kurtz ( or Dr. Robyn Kondrad ( know if you have any questions. We are excited to help students share and celebrate their accomplishments from this academic year!

Format for the Event

2024 Student Research Symposium - Program of Events

The format of the day will be as follows:

Monday, April 22

  • 10:30 -11:45am: Poster Session 1 (setup 10:15-10:30am)
  • 12:00 -1:00pm: Brief Talks (Lunch will be served)
  • 1:15 - 2:30pm: Poster Session 2 (setup 1:00-1:15pm)

Please note that brief talks will be selected by faculty recommendation (and not our Qualtrics form below). If you are interested in giving a brief talk, please contact Dr. David Szwedo ( or Dr. Robyn Kondrad ( by Monday, April 1.

Students who are completing an Honors Thesis should participate.  Students who received travel grants and/or printed posters for professional conferences this year at the expense of the Department of Psychology are expected to participate.  


By Monday, April 1:  Students must register to present by completing the online form. Students who do not register by the deadline will not appear in the program.  

2024 Symposium Registration Form

By Monday, April 8:  If students need a poster printed for this event, please submit an electronic copy of the finalized poster to Megan Loucks ( For the subject line of the email please format as follows: Poster - LastNameOfFirstAuthor. The author listed as the contact point on the Qualtrics form will be notified when the poster is ready to be picked up. We will have boards and fasteners at the event for students to use. Faculty: Please double check your students’ posters prior to submission!

Suggestions for Poster Creation: Posters are typically built in PowerPoint. Set page size to 36"h x 48"w for best results. Avoid heavy use of color for ink conservation (e.g., in backgrounds). Photos/graphics used in posters should be previewed at 100% to be sure they will print well.

For questions about the Department of Psychology Student Symposium please email Dave Szwedo (, Dr. Jaime Kurtz ( or Robyn Kondrad (

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