2016 Workshop

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline to register?

All attendees must register by September 9, but registration may closer earlier depending on response. Space is limited so we encourage attendees to register early!

What is the cost to attend the workshop?

Nothing! Attendance is free to all registered participants.

Is food provided?

Yes! Food is provided free to all attendees who register by September 2nd or when registration closes, whichever comes first. If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please indicate this when you register. We will do our best to accommodate.

Can I present a poster?

All attendees are encouraged to present a poster of independent research they have undertaken at their home institution or elsewhere. Space for poster presentations is limited, so those that are interested in presenting are encouraged to register early.

What are the specifications for poster size?

Posters should not be larger than 36” X 54”. Attendees should bring their poster with them.

What information should I include on my poster?

The poster should describe a set of experiments that you have undergone and the results of those experiments. It should convey why you did these experiments and what your results mean. Common segments of information used in posters include: introduction/background, aims/hypotheses, methods, results (with figures and figure legends), conclusions, discussion/future directions, and acknowledgements.

A great resource on how to design a scientific poster can be found on this website.

Will my poster be judged?

The poster session will include a poster contest with prize, with posters judged by current Brandeis faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students.

How can I find out more information about pursing graduate study at Brandeis University?

Brandeis University offers graduate programs at both the PhD and Master’s level in many areas of the sciences. We encourage you to visit each department’s website to learn more about graduate programs and on-going research in the areas of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Genetic Counseling, Mathematics, Molecular & Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Physics, and Psychology. More information about the application process and frequently asked questions can be found on the graduate school’s website.

Questions/Concerns?If you have any questions or concerns about the symposium, travel, food, posters, or anything else, please contact the Division of Science Graduate Affairs Office via email at scigradoffice @ brandeis.edu or call 781-736-2300.

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