Center for Engaged Learning

Community Engagement Symposium

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The Center for Community Engaged Learning hosts an annual symposium to showcase student community engagement projects from across disciplines. The poster session is an opportunity for civically engaged students to present on the community impact and lessons learned through their volunteer work, community-engaged learning projects, and/or community research.

Submitting Your Abstract

Students interested in having their projects considered for the Symposium must complete the Abstract Submission Form no later than February 21, 2020.

Abstracts should include the following information about your project:

  • Description of the purpose and implementation
  • Context about the importance or relevance
  • Discussion of the community outcomes
  • Outcomes for you, both academically and professionally

Please note that abstracts that do not contain all of this information will not be considered for the Symposium.

You will be notified of the acceptance/rejection of your project by March 9, 2020.

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 - Shepherd Union Mezzanine (3rd floor)
    • Symposium 11 a.m. - Noon
    • CCELebration Noon - 2 p.m. (invitation only)

Dress for the event is business casual.

Abstract Submission Form

Creating Your Poster

Please use this research poster template, size 42x36PPT. Make the necessary adjustments to the headers and pictures to make the poster relevant to your project. The color choices on the template are not required.

Posters should include all of the following information, plus any other relevant information for your project:

  • Description of the purpose and implementation
  • Context about the importance or relevance
  • Discussion of the community outcomes
  • Outcomes for you, both academically and professionally
  • Outline of your next steps in the community, either personally or professionally.

NOTE: Community research projects should also include research findings and implications of those findings for the community.

Submitting Your Poster --> DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

Final posters must be submitted to CCEL no later than March 30, 2020. However, we highly encourage you to submit a draft of your poster before this date, so that we can provide feedback  and suggest revisions. CEL will display your poster on our website and through our social media channels.

Submit to CCEL