Information for Applicants
The 14th annual Celebrating Collaborations event will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The event is designed to highlight the variety of research and collaboration with faculty members done by Smith students.
The Application Process
The deadline to apply for Collaborations 2015 has now passed and we have an excellent group of presenters. Please plan to attend the event on April 18 to see and hear about all the fantastic research underway at Smith!
Application forms must be submitted no later than Friday, February 20, 2015. All applications must be submitted online. 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 20 will not be considered.
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:
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.
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:
- PowerPoint presentations
- Paper presentations
- Poster presentations
- Art presentations/exhibits
- DVD, slide or video presentations
- Panel presentations: For panel or group presentation proposals, only one form needs to be submitted. Name and contact information should be listed for each participant.
Performances will be scheduled during one of the extended or concurrent sessions at appropriate locations on campus. Types of performances may include:
- Poetry readings
- Story readings
- Play readings or other theatrical performances
- Musical works/concerts
- Performance art
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. On rare occasions, more time may be alotted for selected presentations. 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. On some occasions, additional time may be alotted. 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 20, 2015.
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 10, 2015.
Those who will use computer files to project PowerPoints, videos, images, or other materials in presentations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
Students will be notified of the schedule for Celebrating Collaborations in March 2015.
If you have questions about Collaborations or completing the proposal form, please contact Associate Dean of the Faculty Danielle Ramdath (413) 585-3000.