Celebrating Honors Thesis Symposium
Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

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Tuesday, April 12th from 4:30 - 6:30pm at Barrett Tempe Complex

The Celebrating Honors Symposium of Research and Creative Projects is a Barrett signature event that happens annually each Spring and highlights the many exceptional presentations designed by students to exhibit their senior theses and creative projects. The displays include posters, video projects, built objects and power point presentations.

The symposium is open to Barrett students completing a thesis/creative project from a variety of academic disciplines, and it offers the opportunity to showcase research to the university community. Research submissions are in poster format and members of the entire ASU and Phoenix metropolitan community often come to see what has become an exciting annual Barrett signature event.

The 2022 Symposium will be held in a hybrid format. In addition to the traditional outdoor presentation in the Barrett Great Court, each project will be displayed online in a virtual format as well.

Application:

To submit a project for consideration, please complete the following application by March 13, 2022.

Apply here

FAQ’s

What is the Celebrating Honors Symposium of Research & Creative Projects?
Celebrating Honors Symposium of Research and Creative Projects is a Barrett signature event that highlights the many exceptional presentations designed by students to exhibit their senior theses and creative projects. The displays include posters, video projects, built objects and power point presentations.

What is the day and time of the Symposium?
The symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 12th  from 4:30pm – 6:30pm in the Barrett Tempe Complex

Where can I find the application form?
Applications are available here. The application deadline is on March 13, 2022.

How do I apply if I have a group thesis/creative project?
When you register your project, you will be asked to submit all of the names of the people in your group alphabetically by last name. As the person who registers the project, you will act as the point of contact, receiving the informational emails and assuming the responsibility of communicating with the other team members.

If only part of my group can attend, can we still submit an application?
Yes, but we recommend that the majority of your team is able to attend the Symposium on April 12.  Projects may not be left unattended during the event.

What are the deadlines for the Symposium?

March 13

Application Deadline

March 25

Poster Print Deadline with Barrett Events Office

April 12

Celebrating Honors Thesis & Creative Project Symposium

When will I find out if my project is accepted for display at the Symposium?
A committee will review all submissions and make selections during the week of March 14th.

Should I present my work as a poster, a computer-based display, or a 3-dimensional display?
Poster displays and 3-dimensional displays are the most common submissions for the symposium.  We do not encourage students to use powerpoints to present their research if they are able to convert their work into a poster.  Powerpoints are the least user-friendly method for showcasing your work during the symposium due to space limitations and sound issues.

Who is allowed to attend this event? Can I invite anyone (family/friends)?
The Symposium is a free non-ticketed event and all friends, family and colleagues are welcomed to attend.  Face Coverings will be required for all guests

If I invite guests/family/friends, do they need to buy or reserve tickets?
No, the Symposium is a non-ticketed, free event. Parking for guests will be available in the Rural Road Visitor Parking, accessed from Rural Road & Lemon Street. Parking rates may apply.

When and how can I request materials (tables, chairs, etc.) for the Symposium?
When you submit your project for the Symposium, you will indicate your equipment needs on the application form. For posters, Barrett will provide the tack boards and thumbtacks for display. For computer-based displays, Barrett will provide a table and access to power.  Students are responsible for providing their own computer equipment and extension cord. There is also a section for “other” display requests and we will do our best to fulfil all requests but there is no guarantee.

What if I am unsure of how to create the poster for my project?
Please view the Poster Video that provides you with tips and tricks to create a great looking poster. If you need additional assistance, please contact Barrett Evens at barrettevents@asu.edu. Please click here to read about poster guidelines and how to submit it for print.

POSTER PRINTING: 
Students have the option of submitting posters to Barrett for printing in-house free of charge if submitted by the deadline or going to an outside printer .

Due to high volume, the deadline to submit your poster via email, dropbox or thumb drive to the front desk in Sage North ON or BEFORE  MARCH 25, 2022 so it is important to plan ahead.  (Posters will not be printed after this deadline, no exceptions. Alternative options are available with other printers.) 

Please click here to read about poster guidelines and how to submit your poster for print.

What time do students report for set up?
Students will need to check in and set up between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on April 12, 2022. Please email barrettevents@asu.edu if you need additional accommodations.

What’s the schedule for this event? 

The general timeline for April 12, 2022:

  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  All students check in, space assignment, project set up, individual photos
  • 4:30 project viewing
  • 6:30 event conclusion

Will I be presenting my poster the entire time, or will there be time to listen to any speakers there?
Celebrating Honors format is simultaneous viewing – there are no individual presentations.  You should plan to remain with your project for the entire event in order to explain your work.

At the end of the event, do I get to keep my poster?
Yes. You will remove your poster and/or other supplies and equipment and take it all with you at the conclusion of the event.

Summary of important dates for Celebrating Honors:

March 13

Application Deadline

March 25

Poster Print Deadline

April 12

Celebrating Honors Symposium of Research and Creative Projects

Please contact barrettevents@asu.edu with questions.