Research Symposium

at the USF St. Petersburg campus

Research Symposium


The 17th Annual USF St. Petersburg campus Student Research Symposium was originally scheduled to be held on April 16th 2020. Due to the Coronavirus, the symposium was transformed into a virtual event hosted in the USF St. Petersburg campus digital archive.


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

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

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

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Students are encouraged to submit their work to the special collection of Student Works in the USF St. Petersburg campus Digital Archives. Contact us for more information.

For further information, please email Student Research


Preparing a Poster Presentation

USF St. Petersburg campus has many resources available to help students prepare posters for presentation at conferences or other academic venues. Research posters are widely used to summarize projects to support the researcher’s presentation and generate discussion. Preparing posters to publish information in concise and attractive ways is essential for effectively communicating the work.

Poster Preparation Guidelines

  1. Watch Research Posters: Best Practices & Templates! The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library offers a short video series on best practices for designing a research poster including USF St. Petersburg campus Templates, Design & Layout, and Technical Consideration.
  2. Download a  Poster Template for your college from the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library Research Guides.
  3. Prepare your poster. The library  Research Posters: Best Practices & Templates offers tips on: Images & Color, Fonts & Symbols, Citing Sources, Other Help 
  4. Carefully proofread. Refer to library checklist and be sure to have a peer and/or faculty mentor review before sending to print.

How to Cite your Research Poster on Your CV

Below is an example of how to cite your poster presentation on your CV using APA. Include: Author(s) Last Name, Initial(s). (Year, Month). Title of Poster. Connecting phrase with Name of conference, Location.

Smith, J., Johnson, S., & Little, M. (2019, April). Benefits of undergraduate engagement in research.

Poster presented at the 16th Annual USF St. Petersburg campus Student Research Symposium, St. Petersburg, FL.