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Information for Applicants

This year marks the 13th annual Celebrating Collaborations. The event is designed to highlight the variety of research and collaboration with faculty members done by Smith students. Last year Collaborations showcased the work of 433 students, who participated in 252 presentations, with the guidance of 116 faculty members.

The Application Process

Students wishing to display a science poster, make a presentation, or do a performance during Celebrating Collaborations should complete the appropriate online application form and submit it no later than Friday, February 21, 2014.

Applications for Collaborations 2014 are now CLOSED. If you missed the application deadline and you would like to request permission to apply late, please email collabs@smith.edu.

Deadline

Application forms must be submitted no later than Friday, February 21, 2014, to Danielle Ramdath, Associate Dean of the Faculty, College Hall 206 (email: collabs@smith.edu). Every effort will be made to include students who submit a completed application form. Please note that forms received after 11:30 p.m. on February 21 will not be considered.

Participation Guidelines

Who can participate? Students in all classes and all majors (including those who are undecided) are encouraged to submit proposals.

What types of proposals are included? Proposals deriving from course projects and papers, special studies projects, honors theses, fellowships, Concentrations, performances and other student-faculty interaction are all welcome. Please note that works-in-progress are welcomed and encouraged.

How is work presented? Students are encouraged to be creative in considering how best to present their work. Here are three possibilities:

Science Poster

A large science poster session will be held in the Campus Center from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. In this session, students stand by their posters and discuss their work with visitors as they walk by.

Presentation

From 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m, 1:30-4:00 p.m., there will be a series of extended and concurrent sessions for presentations and performances; most of these sessions take place in Seelye Hall. Presenters describe their work to an audience and may also answer questions. Types of presentations may include:

Performance

Performances will be scheduled during one of the extended or concurrent sessions at appropriate locations on campus. Types of performances may include:

How long are the presentations?

Science Posters: Presenters prepare a brief explanation of their work (45 seconds to a couple of minutes) that will be accessible to all visitors, and are prepared to respond to questions.

Presentations: Presentations are 15 minutes long and presenters should be prepared to answer questions. If you need additional time, please indicate how much and why on your application form.

Performances: The length of individual performances may vary, but are typically 15 minutes long. If you need additional time, please indicate how much and why on your application form.

What equipment is provided?
Space and materials to hang posters are provided for the Science Poster Session in the Campus Center. All classrooms include computers, projection equipment, and Internet connections. Additional equipment may be available upon request.

What are the deadlines for participation?
Proposals must be submitted no later than 11:30 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014.

Those participating in the science poster session need to submit their poster file and a completed poster request form (http://www.science.smith.edu/posters/poster_reqform.pdf) to the appropriate science poster liaison by Friday, April 4, 2014.

Those who will use computer files to project PowerPoints, videos, images, or other materials in presentations should be emailed to collabs@smith.edu no later than Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Notification Information

Students will be notified of the final schedule for Celebrating Collaborations by mid-March 2014.

Questions?

If you have questions about Collaborations or completing the proposal form, please contact Associate Dean of the Faculty Danielle Ramdath (413) 585-3000.