Research Month

Research Month 2020

We hope that you and your loved ones are doing well and staying safe.  As the St. John’s University community continues to adjust to new and ever-changing realities, we would like to update you on the status of the 2020 Research Month events.

Message for Queens Campus Student Presenters Message for Queens Campus Faculty Mentors for Poster and Film Presentations Message for Queens Campus Faculty mentors for Student Research Conference

Plans for Research Month 2021 will be posted to the Research Month website.

Additional Information

On Thursday, April 2 the Student and Faculty Poster/Film Presentations will be held in Taffner Field House. The awards program for student presenters will be in the following categories: graduate science posters, graduate humanities posters, undergraduate science posters, undergraduate humanities posters, and film presentations. 

The Student Research Conference will take place on Monday, April 6 in the D’Angelo Center.  The awards program for student presenters will be in the following categories: graduate (sciences and humanities), undergraduate science and undergraduate humanities. 

Cash prizes will be awarded in each category. To be eligible, students must submit an abstract describing their presentation when they register. 

A list of the awards

Rubric for Judging Student Oral Presentations at the Research Conference

Rubric for Judging Student Posters

  • Registration and set-up begins promptly at 8 a.m.  All posters must be set up by 9 a.m.  
  • First round of judging: 9  - 11 a.m. (Student researcher does not need to be at their poster).
  • Second round of judging: 12:00 – 2 p.m. The student researcher must be at their poster during this time to describe their work and answer questions about it.
  • Awards will presented at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Specifics: The presenters should provide their own self-standing poster board.  Presenters will be assigned a number and spot on a table on which to display the poster and any models. (There will be no posters on the wall.) Poster size - 3 ft. by 4 ft. If you are using a laptop, it must be fully charged, there is no access to electrical outlets. 

faculty mentor is a project advisor. He or she will contribute varying degrees of guidance to the project that a student presents. When establishing this relationship it is important to remember:

  • A faculty mentor or a project advisor can be a professor or an administrator at St. John’s University.
  • The student should approach a professor about being their faculty mentor, either in person, in a phone conversation or in a formally worded email. This should be followed up with an office visit. The student should state as specifically as possible, how they would like help with their research, and what their topic is about. Oral explanations should be followed with an email listing the information in writing.
  • A faculty mentor does not need to be an instructor of one of the student’s current courses.
  • The faculty mentor does not need to be in the same department as the student’s major.
  • The student’s research topic does not need to fall into the category of their major.
  • The student and professor decide how much communication the mentor and student will have in the process of gathering research, finishing a project or developing the actual presentation.
  • The frequency of communication will vary by  the research program. Some science research projects require faculty supervision in a lab, while others do not require such controlled settings to obtain direction or feedback.
  • When registering for an event, along with the information for the student, the student will also input information for the advisor.

2019 (Calendar)

 

On Thursday, April 11 the poster and film session will be held in Taffner Field House. The awards program for student poster presenters will be in the following categories: graduate science posters, graduate humanities posters, undergraduate science posters, and undergraduate humanities posters.

The oral presentations will take place on Thursday, April 25 in the D’Angelo Center.  The awards program for student presenters will be in the following categories: graduate, undergraduate science and undergraduate humanities. 

Cash prizes will be awarded in each category. To be eligible, students must submit an abstract describing their presentation when they register.

A list of the awards

Rubric for Judging Student Oral Presentations 

Rubric for Judging Student Posters

  • Registration and set-up begins promptly at 8 a.m.  All posters must be set up by 9 a.m.  
  • First round of judging: 9 a.m – Noon (Student researcher does not need to be at their poster).
  • Second round of judging: 12:30 – 2 p.m. The student researcher must be at their poster during this time to describe their work and answer questions about it.
  • Awards will presented at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Specifics: The presenters should provide their own self-standing poster board.  Presenters will be assigned a number and spot on a table on which to display the poster and any models. (There will be no posters on the wall.) Poster size - 3 ft. by 4 ft. If you are using a laptop, it must be fully charged, there is no access to electrical outlets.