Summer Science Symposium

Each year our summer research program culminates with a day long event in which we celebrate the accomplishments of our students.  The 2022 Research in Science summer program symposium was held Thursday, July 27, 2023

  • Oral Presentations 9:30am-11:00am, Shanklin 107
    • 14 students across 9 disciplines participated in our first ever oral presentations
  • Keynote Lecture 12pm, Exley 150 
    • Organizing a tissue: lessons from Drosophila, Ruth Johnson, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Poster Session 1:30pm-3:00pm, Exley Lobby 
    • 126 posters were presented as part of our annual poster session

Please visit our gallery for scenes from the poster session. You can read about the event in Wesleyan's newsletter here.

Resources for students 

Poster Printing

  • Posters paid for with Wesleyan funds must be printed by the Wesleyan Print Shop. If your poster is printed off site the cost cannot be reimbursed.
  • Students are responsible for submitting their design to the print shop, and for picking the completed poster up from the print shop.
  • The deadline to submit your poster is Monday, July 24, 2023 at 9:00am.

Poster Prizes

There are two prizes available to students who participate in the Poster Session. Both prizes come with a cash prize: $100 to the first prize winner, $50 to second place, and $25 to third place.

  • The CIS Research in the Sciences Image Prize: The image prize is awarded for the best visualization of summer student research work. 
  • The Maureen Snow Summer Poster Prize: The Snow poster prize is awarded to the posters most effective at communicating their work to a broad audience. 

We thank the following groups and individuals for their financial support: Academic Affairs, College of the Environment, individual departments, individual mentors, the McNair program, the Quantitative Analysis Center, the CIS Research in the Sciences program, WesMaSS, RISE Fellowships, alumni donors: Joshua Boger, Shonni Silverberg, the Sonnenblick, Lacrosse and Siegal families.