Annual USF Research Exhibition
REX is an opportunity for our students and faculty to share their research. REX is an evening that highlights our students’ scholarship through a keynote speaker, a poster session, other displays of scholarships, a creative writing panel and short presentations. The evening will begin with the keynote speaker and be followed by short oral presentations and the creative writing panel. Then posters and other displays of scholarship will be shared. The posters are judged by local scientists, potential employers, alumni, and faculty. The posters are evaluated on both content and presentation. In preparation for the poster competition a poster workshop will be available for students to receive feedback and assistance with their poster. REX is open to the USF community and the general public.
The following video highlights the poster session portion of REX:
Examples of Previous Years’ Poster Topics Include:
- The Problem of Spiritual Healing
- The Effect of Effleurage Massage on Pain, Anxiety and Vital Signs in Chemotherapy Patients
- Expert Witnesses in the Courts
- Abraham Lincoln’s View on Slavery
- A Bioassessment of the Fish Population in the Ohio River near Zimmer Power Plant
- The Greenery of the Blue Hole: A Vegetative Cover Study of Blue Hole Cay, Andros Island, Bahamas
Examples of Other Forms of Displayable Scholarship:
- Scale Models
- Works of Art
2019 Research Exhibition Details
Plenary Speaker Competition
Submit an Abstract for the Plenary Speaker and Oral Presentations Competition! The plenary speaker will lead off the evening with a 20 minute talk. Other oral presentations will have 12 minutes for their talk and 3 minutes for questions. If you only want to be considered for the oral presentations please indicate that in your abstract submission. Please submit your abstracts (200-300 words) to Thomas Schneider by Feb 23rd.
Registration for the poster competition opens on February 19th. There is an early poster acceptance deadline of March 23rd. The last date to register for the competition is April 2nd. The poster presenters will be competing for a monetary award. The posters are judged by local scientists, potential employers, alumni, and faculty. Please limit poster dimensions to 24 X 36 in. Please contact Andrea Geyer with any questions.
Other Displays of Scholarship
Registration for other displays of scholarship opens on February 19th. There is an early acceptance deadline of March 23rd. The last date to register for REX is April 2nd. Please contact Andrea Geyer with any questions.
Creative Writing Panel
The creative writing panel will have an opportunity to share their creative work. To participate in this panel please submit a sample of creative work to Michael Levan by March 24th.
2018 Research Exhibition Details
This year’s keynote speakers for REX, Lindsay Mathew and Kaitelyn Vachon, kicked off a wonderful evening of celebrating student scholarship which is highlighted in our 2018 Program. Please see highlights below from our 2018 REX celebration.
|4:15 PM||4:30 PM||Registration & Appetizers||BUS 305|
|4:40 PM||4:45 PM||Opening Remarks
Introduction of Lindsay Mathew
|4:45 PM||5:05 PM||Keynote Address #1- Lindsay Mathew||BUS 314|
|5:05 PM||5:15 PM||Intermission||BUS 301|
|5:15 PM||5:20 PM||Introduction of Kaitelyn Vachon||BUS 314|
|5:20 PM||5:40 PM||Keynote Address #2- Kaitelyn Vachon||BUS 314|
|5:50 PM||6:50 PM||Oral Presentations||BUS 314|
|5:50 PM||6:50 PM||Creative Writing Panel||BUS 221|
|5:50 PM||6:20 PM||Even number scholarship presentations||BUS 322|
|6:20 PM||6:50 PM||Odd number scholarship presentations||BUS 322|
|7:00 PM||7:30 PM||Trivia contest||BUS 314|
|7:30 PM||7:45 PM||Poster prizes awarded||BUS 314|
2017 Research Exhibition Details
The 2017 keynote speakers were Kye Aestlinn and Brian Gabet. Kye presented a research analysis on LeAnne Howe’s Shell Shaker. Brian Gabet discussed the design and study of a novel neuroprotection agent.
2016 Research Exhibition Details
The 2016 keynote speaker was Emily Richardson, a senior biology major. She discussed her work in Florida investigating the bottlenose dolphins in Indian River Lagoon.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Andrea Geyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.