Research Symposium

Research &

Research symposium

Research & Scholarship Symposium

Monday, April 27, 2015 
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Franciscan Center Commons, the Board Room, and Conference Rooms A & B
Information:,, or contact by phone at 419-517-8940

Students: Turn in a completed Student Symposium Proposal Form to your sponsoring professor. She or he will approve it and forward your proposal by April 1, 2015  to the Symposium Committee via for review (Only proposals received from faculty by that date can be considered for the Symposium). 

The annual Research Symposium is an opportunity for Lourdes students to showcase their research in an academic forum. Students present their work in one of two ways:

  • Poster Session – A stand-alone poster that explains your research. (Student-researchers are expected to stay with their poster during the Symposium to explain their research.) Students attend their poster to discuss their research as much of this time as possible. Afterward students are encouraged to attend round-table and presentation events.
  • Presentation – Formal presentation (with PowerPoint and handouts) of your research to a small audience, with time for Q&A, in 20 minute blocks.

Resources for Writing an Abstract

Research Bibliography:

Web Sites:

2004. Design of scientific posters.

Connor, C.W. 2004. The Poster session: a guide for preparation.

Hess, G.W. and Liegel, L. H. 2004. Creating Effective poster presentations.

Levine, M.A. How to construct a poster.

Radel, J. 1999. Online tutorials: developing an effective oral presentation, designing effective visual aids for presentations, creating an effective poster presentation

Ritichison, G. Scientific literature and writing: poster presentations
Tham, M. T. 1997. Poster presentation of research work.

Tosney, K. 2004. How to create a poster that graphically communicates your message.

Books: (Check the OhioLINK Catalog)

AUTHOR Bradley, James E., 1944-
TITLE Church history: an introduction to research, reference works,
and methods / James E. Bradley and Richard A. Muller.
IMPRINT Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans, c1995.

AUTHOR Briscoe, Mary Helen.
TITLE Preparing scientific illustrations: a guide to better posters,
presentations, and publications / Mary Helen Briscoe.
IMPRINT New York : Springer, c1996.

AUTHOR Day, Robert A., 1924-
TITLE How to write & publish a scientific paper / Robert A. Day.
IMPRINT Phoenix, Az. : Oryx Press, 1998.

AUTHOR Fink, Arlene.
TITLE How to report on surveys / Arlene Fink.
IMPRINT Thousand Oaks, Calif. ; London : Sage, c1995.

AUTHOR Gosling, Peter J.
TITLE Scientist's guide to poster presentations / Peter J. Gosling.
IMPRINT New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Pub., c1999.

TITLE Learning literature in an era of change: innovations in
teaching / edited by Dona J. Hickey and Donna Reiss ;
foreword by Kenneth Bruffee.
IMPRINT Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., c2000.

AUTHOR Lipson, Charles.
TITLE How to write a BA thesis: a practical guide from your first
ideas to your finished paper / Charles Lipson.
IMPRINT Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.

AUTHOR Matthews, Janice R., 1943-
TITLE Successful scientific writing: a step-by-step guide for the
biological and medical sciences / Janice R. Mathews, John M.
Bowen, and Robert W. Matthews.
IMPRINT Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.

AUTHOR Miller, Donald Eugene.
TITLE Writing and research in religious studies / by Donald E.
Miller, Barry Jay Seltser.
IMPRINT Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c1992.

AUTHOR Montgomery, John Warwick.
TITLE The writing of research papers in theology: an introductory
lecture, with a list of basic reference tools for the
theological student / by John Warwick Montgomery.
IMPRINT [S.l. : s.n., 1970, c1959]

AUTHOR Morris, Lynn Lyons.
TITLE How to communicate evaluation findings / Lynn Lyons Morris, Carol Taylor Fitz-Gibbon, Marie E. Freeman.
IMPRINT Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1987.

AUTHOR Nicol, Adelheid A. M.
TITLE Displaying your findings: a practical guide for creating
figures, posters, and presentations / Adelheid A.M. Nicol and Penny M. Pexman.
IMPRINT Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2003.

AUTHOR Nicol, Adelheid A. M.
TITLE Presenting your findings: a practical guide for creating
tables / Adelheid A.M. Nicol and Penny M. Pexman.
IMPRINT Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2003]

TITLE Nursing research secrets / [edited by] Kathleen S. Oman, Mary
E. Krugman, Regina M. Fink.
IMPRINT Philadelphia : Hanley & Belfus, c2003.

AUTHOR Patten, Mildred L.
TITLE Understanding research methods: an overview of the essentials
/ Mildred L. Patten.
IMPRINT Los Angeles, CA : Pyrczak Pub., c2000.

AUTHOR Pechenik, Jan A.
TITLE A short guide to writing about biology / Jan A. Pechenik.
IMPRINT New York : Pearson Longman, c2004.

AUTHOR Tucker, Dennis C.
TITLE Research techniques for scholars and students in religion and
theology / Dennis C. Tucker.
IMPRINT Medford, N.J. : Information Today, c2000.

AUTHOR Tufte, Edward R., 1942-
TITLE The visual display of quantitative information / Edward R. Tufte.
IMPRINT Cheshire, Conn. : Graphics Press, c2001.

AUTHOR Vyhmeister, Nancy J.
TITLE Quality research papers: for students of religion and theology: your indispensable guide to writing / Nancy Jean Vyhmeister.
IMPRINT Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2001.

Articles: (Links to some of these may not be accessible off campus without first logging into OhioLINK databases.)

Block, S. 1996. The DOs and DON'Ts of poster presentation. Biophysical Journal 71:3527-3529.

Crowley-Long, K., Powell, J.L., and Christensen, C. 1997. Teaching students about research: Classroom Poster Sessions. Clearing House, Mar/Apr97, 70:4, p202.

Keegan, D.A., and S.L. Bannister. 2003. Effect of colour coordination of attire with poster presentation on poster popularity. Canadian Medical Association Journal 169:1291-1292.

McCann, S. A., Sramac, R.S. and Rudy, S.J. 1999. The poster exhibit: guidelines for planning, development, and presentation. Dermatology Nursing 11:5, p373.

Miracle, V. A. 2003. How to do an effective poster presentation in the workplace. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 22:4, p171.

Rigden, C. 1999. ‘The eye of the beholder’—designing for colour-blind users. British Telecommunications Engineering 17:2-6.

Wolcott, T.G. 1997. Mortal sins in poster presentations or, How to give the poster no one remembers. Newsletter of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Fall:10-11.