16th Annual Student Research Symposium

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University Student Centre Ballroom

The purpose of the Research Symposium is to showcase the innovative research and creative work that USF St. Petersburg students have produced during the year under the tutelage and with the support of the university’s faculty.

Student participants may display research, exhibit artwork and graphic design, or perform original musical compositions.

The public is welcome to attend. View maps and directions.

The Symposium is co-sponsored and produced by the USFSP Department of Psychology, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies in Academic Affairs, and the USFSP Honors Program.

Past Symposiums


Students are encouraged to submit their work to the special collection of Student Works in the USFSP Digital Archives. Contact archive@usfsp.edu for more information.


For further information and to share suggestions, please contact any of the following persons: Dr. James McHale, Dr. Thomas Smith, or John Johnson. You may also call Meghan Abbott at (727) 873-4307.

Student Symposium Resources and Application

Poster Printing

The USFSP Office of Research is pleased to provide complimentary printing of one research poster per presentation. Details for accessing this free printing service will post in February 2019. Students must follow the below guidelines for preparing posters for printing.

Poster Preparation Guidelines

  1. Watch this! Research Posters: Best Practices video tutorial
  2. Download a  Poster Templates from the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library Research Guides.
    *If not using template, posters must be 24”x36” or 48”x36”
  3. Prepare your poster and carefully proofread
  4. Save as a PDF file.
    *Must be 24”x36” or 48”x36”
  5. Submit for printing by SirSpeedy using the reference provided in the symposium presentation confirmation email sent in receipt of your application
  6. Submit a copy to the USFSP Digital Archives (optional), email archive@usfsp.edu

Posters submitted after this date, or resubmission of posters for typos/errors will not be accepted for complimentary printing by SirSpeedy and are the responsibility of student presenters.

*Students requesting a reprint of a poster due to typos will be requested to pay a printing fee of $50 for each reprint, so please carefully proof your document before submission. Contact Meghan Abbott.