Information for Applicants
This year marks the 12th annual Celebrating Collaborations. The event is designed to highlight the variety of research and collaboration with faculty members done by Smith students. Last year Collaborations showcased the work of 345 students, who participated in 196 presentations, with the guidance of 217 faculty members.
The Application Process
Students wishing to make a presentation during Celebrating Collaborations should download the 2013 Proposal Form and complete the form electronically. After completing the form, print it, obtain the appropriate signatures and submit it to Danielle Ramdath, Associate Dean of the Faculty, College Hall 206.
Forms must be submitted no later than Friday, February 22, 2013, to Danielle Ramdath, Associate Dean of the Faculty, College Hall 206 (email: email@example.com). Every effort will be made to include students who submit a completed proposal form. Please note that handwritten forms and forms received after 4:30 p.m. on February 22 will not be considered.
Who can participate? Students in all classes and all majors (including those who are undecided) are encouraged to submit proposals.
What types of proposals are included? Proposals deriving from course projects and papers, special studies projects, honors theses, fellowships, Concentrations, performances and other student-faculty interaction are all welcome. Please note that works-in-progress are welcomed and encouraged.
How is work presented? Students are encouraged to be creative in considering how best to present their work. Here are three possibilities:
A large science poster session will be held in the Campus Center from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. In this session, students stand by their posters and discuss their work with visitors as they walk by.
From 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m, 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 2:45-4:00 p.m., there will be a series of concurrent sessions for oral presentations; most sessions take place in Seelye Hall. Presenters describe their work to an audience and may also answer questions. Types of presentations may include:
- PowerPoint presentations
- Paper presentations
- Poster presentations
- Art presentations
- DVD, slide or video presentations
- Panel presentations: For panel or group presentation proposals, only one form needs to be submitted. Name and contact information should be listed for each participant.
Performances will be scheduled during one of the concurrent sessions (10:45 a.m-12:00 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m. or 2:45-4:00 p.m.) at appropriate locations on campus. Types of performances may include:
- Poetry readings
- Play readings or other theatrical performances
- Musical works/concerts
How long are the presentations?
Science Posters: Presenters prepare a brief explanation of their work (45 seconds to a couple of minutes) that will be accessible to all visitors, and are prepared to respond to questions.
Presentations: Presentations are 15 minutes long and presenters should be prepared to answer questions. If you need additional time, please indicate how much and why on your proposal form.
Performances: The length of individual performances may vary, but are typically 15 minutes long. If you need additional time, please indicate how much and why on your proposal form.
What equipment is provided?
Space and materials to hang posters are provided for the Science Poster Session in the Campus Center. All classrooms include computers, projection equipment, and Internet connections. Additional equipment may be available upon request.
What are the deadlines for participation?
Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013. Those participating in the science poster session need to submit their poster file and a completed poster request form (http://www.science.smith.edu/posters/poster_reqform.pdf) to the appropriate science poster liaison by Friday, April 12, 2013. PowerPoint presentations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
Students will be notified of the final schedule for Celebrating Collaborations by mid-March.
If you have questions about Collaborations or completing the proposal form, please contact Associate Dean of the Faculty Danielle Ramdath (413) 585-3000.
The form is a Microsoft Word document to be downloaded, printed and filled out. The form must be signed by the student and the faculty member associated with the project.
2013 Proposal Form (PDF)