At Minnesota State University Moorhead, our purpose is to transform the world by transforming lives. Few experiences are as life-changing as the opportunity to engage in original research or creative activity and present the results to our academic community.
So you are interested in the Student Academic Conference (SAC), but you do not know what it is and you do not know what to do. Now what?
The table below provides detail for 4 possible paths to the SAC depending on whether you are in independent study, a class with a large project, in a class that made you want to do more outside of class, or other.
Before applying, please make sure that you have the names, emails, and Dragon ID's of all participants in your group.
Please make sure you have discussed your presentation with your project advisor, including any IRB (Institutional Review Board, for ANY project involving human subjects) concerns if using human subjects in any way. You will need your advisor's email address.
Finally, these links may be helpful to you as you write your abstract.
When preparing your poster, ask yourself the following questions:
In addition to a title and author label and abstract, most successful posters provide brief statements of introduction, method, procedure, results, and conclusions. Speak to your advisor for conventions specific to your field.
Poster Sample Templates
Here are two sample templates that you may use to create your poster. The four MSUM logos in the bottom right corner can be deleted, moved or copied, but NOT modified (except to enlarge or shrink) without permission of the university.
Poster Printing Options
Oral Presentation Guidelines