Research Day

 

SAVE THE DATE: Research Day 2021 will take place virtually on Wednesday August 11, starting at 10AM PT!

Register here to save your spot. More details to follow.

 

Research Day takes place annually to celebrate the end of the CBR-SBME Summer Studentship Program, where undergraduate students undertake a summer project in a clinic or a lab under the supervision of one of the CBR & SBME PIs or postdoctoral fellows. All program participants are required to present their summer work with a PowerPoint presentation. This day is an amazing training opportunity for undergraduate students involved in CBR & SBME research to practice their presentation skills and to learn about the work being done in CBR & SBME labs. All are welcome!

 


Research Day FAQs for Summer Students

For Research Day, please prepare an Oral PowerPoint presentation and a Lay Summary on your research project:

Oral presentation:

  • Should be 2.5 minutes MAXIMUM. We strongly recommend that you practice your presentation several times, since we will not be able to allow for overtime.
  • After your presentation, there will be an opportunity to answer a question from the audience.
  • Please structure your talk to target a broad audience.
  • You do not need an acknowledgment slide. You can start by introducing yourself and telling the audience who your supervisor is.
  • Oral presentations will be judged by your fellow CBR-SBME summer students as well as audience members. Judging criteria include quality of slides, and clarity of presentation, research objectives, results and summary (see below for rubric). Prizes will be awarded at the end of Research Day.
  • PowerPoint specifics:
    • 5 slides MAXIMUM (excluding title slide); NO animations/transitions; NO acknowledgment slides
      • Note: You do not need to use all 5 slides; you can use less if you’d like.
    • Slides should be “standard” size, 4:3 (not widescreen and not using Keynote or Google Slides)
      • Your first slide should include: 1) CBR and SBME logos (see below) + other funding logos; 2) presentation title; 3) your name and your PI/supervisor's name
        • Note: A slide template will not be provided this year. You will need to make the first slide yourself.
      •  Logos:
    • You will be emailed a link to a OneDrive folder where you can upload your presentation. Please upload a copy of your PPT presentation online by Monday, August 9, 2021 at 12 pm PT. All presentations will be collated into a master slide deck. On Research Day, you will not be advancing the slides yourself.
      • File name should be in the format "Firstname_Lastname_2021 Research Day presentation".
  • There is an optional drop-in Research Day rehearsal on August 9 from 10-11 am if you’d like to familiarize yourself with Zoom and get technical feedback. More details to follow.

Lay summary:

  • Should be 150-250 words in length, single-spaced, and in sentence case.
  • On the document, please also note the following:
    • Your name
    • Project title
    • Names of your supervisor(s) and collaborator(s). Please underline the name of your Principal Investigator.
  • Do not include figures, tables, references or footnotes.
  • You will be emailed a link to a OneDrive folder where you can upload your lay summary. Please upload a copy of your Word document online by Monday, August 9, 2021 at 12 pm PT.
    • File name should be in the format "Firstname_Lastname_2021 Research Day lay summary".
  • All summaries will be collated into a program booklet and shared with the Research Day attendees in advance of the event.

No, you do not need to present everything that you’ve done over the summer. We’re looking for quality of storytelling over quantity of data! Remember to think about the key message(s) that you'd like your audience to take away from your presentation, and don't overwhelm the audience with data overload. If you’d like, you could verbally mention that you’ve worked on a number of projects over the summer, but for this event, you’re going to focus on one specific project.

It’s okay to not have any results for your project—that’s part of the research process! The audience will also appreciate one’s failures just as much as one’s successes! Keep in mind that your Research Day presentation is not about showing how much data you have, but sharing your research project as a compelling story. Think about the key message(s) that you'd like your audience to take away from your presentation.

Due to the virtual nature of Research Day and the potential compatibility issues between Mac/PC when preparing the master slide deck, we do not encourage the use of video clips. That being said, if you feel very strongly about the use of video clips and that there are no alternatives to presenting your work, then you will need to attend the Research Day rehearsal session on August 9 and make sure the video runs smoothly. Please also make sure the video is automatically played on the slide.

You can support the future of Research Day and ongoing CBR-SBME Summer Studentship Program by donating here.

 


Past Events

August 13, 2020 2020 Research Day Flyer | CBR RESEARCH DAY VIDEO | Research Day Review

August 13, 2019 2019 Research Day Flyer | CBR RESEARCH DAY VIDEO | See photos from the eventResearch Day Review

August 16, 2018 2018 Research Day Flyer | CBR RESEARCH DAY VIDEO | See photos from the event | Research Day Review

August 17, 2017 2017 Research Day Flyer | CBR RESEARCH DAY VIDEO  | See photos from the event | Research Day Review

August 16, 2016 2016 Research Day Flyer | CBR RESEARCH DAY VIDEO | See photos from the event | Research Day Review

August 19, 2015 2015 Research Day Flyer | CBR RESEARCH DAY VIDEO | Research Day Review

August 13, 2014 2014 Research Day Flyer

August 15, 2013 2013 Research Day Flyer

August 16, 2012 2012 Research Day Flyer