Research & Scholar Symposium

Student Instructions

Turn in a completed 2018 Research Symposium Proposal Application Form to your sponsoring professor. She or he will approve it and forward your proposal by March 19, 2018 by 5 p.m. to the Symposium Committee via for review (Only proposals received from faculty by that date can be considered for the Symposium).

The annual Research and Scholarship 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 (such as PowerPoint) of your research to a small audience, with time for Q&A, in 30 minute blocks.

For more information, call 419-824-3845 or contact:

Jim Chamberlain  – Email


Oral and Poster Presenter Instructions


Resources for Writing an Abstract


Check the OhioLINK Catalog

  • Church history: an introduction to research, reference works, and methods by James E. Bradley and Richard A. Muller
  • Preparing scientific illustrations: a guide to better posters, presentations, and publications by Mary Helen Briscoe
  • How to write & publish a scientific paper by Robert A. Day
  • How to report on surveys by Arlene Fink
  • Scientist’s guide to poster presentations by Peter J. Gosling
  • Learning literature in an era of change: innovations in teaching edited by Dona J. Hickey and Donna Reiss; foreword by Kenneth Bruffee
  • How to write a BA thesis: a practical guide from your first ideas to your finished paper by Charles Lipson
  • Successful scientific writing: a step-by-step guide for the biological and medical sciences by Janice R. Mathews, John M. Bowen, and Robert W. Matthews
  • Writing and research in religious studies by Donald E. Miller and Barry Jay Seltser
  • 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
  • How to communicate evaluation findings by Lynn Lyons Morris, Carol Taylor Fitz-Gibbon and Marie E. Freeman
  • Displaying your findings: a practical guide for creating figures, posters, and presentations by Adelheid A.M. Nicol and Penny M. Pexman
  • Presenting your findings: a practical guide for creating tables by Adelheid A.M. Nicol and Penny M. Pexman
  • Nursing research secrets edited by Kathleen S. Oman, Mary E. Krugman and Regina M. Fink
  • Understanding research methods: an overview of the essentials by Mildred L. Patten
  • A short guide to writing about biology by Jan A. Pechenik
  • Research techniques for scholars and students in religion and theology by Dennis C. Tucker. Medford
  • The visual display of quantitative information by Edward R. Tufte
  • Quality research papers: for students of religion and theology: your indispensable guide to writing by Nancy Jean Vyhmeister

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

  • Teaching students about research: Classroom Poster Sessions by K. Crowley-Long, J. L. Powell and C. Christensen
    read on campus | read off campus
  • Effect of colour coordination of attire with poster presentation on poster popularity by D. A. Keegan and S.L. Bannister
    read on campus | read off campus
  • The poster exhibit: guidelines for planning, development, and presentation by S. A. McCann, R. S. Sramac and S. J. Rudy
    read on campus | read off campus
  • How to do an effective poster presentation in the workplace by V. A. Miracle
    read on campus | read off campus
  • The eye of the beholder’—designing for colour-blind users by C. Rigden
    read the article
  • Mortal sins in poster presentations or, How to give the poster no one remembers by T. G. Wolcott
    read the article