FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. When are the abstract/title/final presentation submission deadlines?
  2. How long are the talks? What happens if I go over my time limit?
  3. What formats of presentations do you support?
  4. I missed the abstract deadline but would like to submit a presentation. How can I do this?
  5. I can’t present in the morning (or afternoon). How can I make sure my talk is in the afternoon (or morning)?
  6. Is there a registration fee?
  7. I am a student from another school working in an EAS related field and would like to give a presentation. Can I do this?
  8. I am an undergraduate student in EAS and would like to give a presentation. Can I do this?
  9. What size should my poster be?

 

When are the abstract/title/final presentation submission deadlines?

October 26th, 2018 5:00PM EST – Abstract Submission Deadline
November 2nd, 2018 – Notifications have been sent to all accepted/rejected submissions (for accepted talks)
November 9th, 2018 – EAS Graduate Student Symposium

 

How long are the talks? What happens if I go over my time limit?

Subject to change prior to November 2nd, each presenter is given a total of 20 minutes for both the talk and questions. Ideally the talk should 15 minutes long, leaving 5 minutes for questions and transition. If you go over the time limit, you will be signaled to stop within 1 minute, and the judges will deduct points from your total score.

 

What formats of presentations do you support?

The presentation should be Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt/x) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

 

I missed the abstract deadline but would like to submit a presentation. How can I do this?

If you wish to submit after the abstract submission deadline you will need to contact the committee for special approval (sellis39 -at-gatech.edu). If presentation slots remain open or become available, your presentation may be approved.

 

I can’t present in the morning (or afternoon). How can I make sure my talk is in the afternoon (or morning)?

The committee works very hard to work around the scheduling concerns of all involved. However, the presentation schedule is arranged on a first come first served basis, so it is best for you to submit your abstract and indicate your preferences early.

 

Is there a registration fee?

No, the symposium is free. So is the lunch!

 

I am a student from another school working in an EAS related field and would like to give a presentation. Can I do this?

Non-EAS students may submit abstracts for both oral and poster presentations, however, oral presentations slots will preferentially be given to EAS students first. You may be asked to present a poster rather than give a talk if all time slots are filled by EAS students.

 

I am an undergraduate student in EAS and would like to give a presentation. Can I do this?

Yes. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to participate in the GSS. It is a great resume-booster and provides a friendly atmosphere to practice presenting research at all stages. However, priority for oral presentations will be given to graduate students. You may be asked to present a poster rather than give a talk if all time slots are filled by graduate students.

 

What size should my poster be?

Subject to change prior to November 2nd, 2018, the maximum poster size is 48″ by 32″. The poster should also be easily readable.