Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society Fall Symposium

Tuesday, Oct 11 at McKenna Hall 

This event includes a student poster competition. 

Call for Student Posters (Enter by Oct 3) 

  • We welcome poster competition entries from undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines.
  • The student poster session will open the symposium during the lunch hour from 12-1.
  • Live/crowd-sourced voting during the event will determine the winners. 
  • Awards for the top three posters($300, $200, $100) will be announced at the evening reception at Foley's. 
  • Posters may be submitted by individual students or groups of co-authors.

Posters that feature project concepts, new or continuing research in data science, AI, data engineering, computing, applications, and methods that amplify societal expertise in areas of human development, peace accord, ethics, global development, health disparities, and poverty are particularly welcome. 

Important Dates:

  • Sep 15 Student Registration Opens

  • Oct 3  Student Registration & Poster Entry Deadline

  • Oct 5  Student Poster Competition Entries Announced & Abstracts posted

  • Oct 6 5 PM Poster Print Job Submission Deadline

  • Oct 6 5 PM (optional)  Self-Printed posters must be delivered to 610 Flanner Hall

  • Oct 11 Lucy Family Institute Fall Symposium

Students interested in presenting a poster at the Symposium can enter the competition using the student symposium registration form.

To enter the student poster competition, for posters with a single author, include on your symposium registration your poster's title, a brief abstract describing your poster theme in 250 words or less, and submit your name as you'd like it to appear on the poster competition voting system the day of the event.   

Group Entries in the poster competition: For group entries, one student, acting as the corresponding author, should submit on their symposium registration, the poster's title, a brief abstract, and a list of all the groups' authors' names as you'd like them to appear on the poster competition voting system the day of the event.   If you are part of a group submitting a poster to the competition, please know everyone in the group who is planning to attend the symposium (regardless of whether you are the corresponding author) should register for the symposium and indicate their dietary restrictions. 

Have Additional Questions about Group Registration? We want to hear from you, please contact  or call 574-631-7095 for assistance entering the poster competition. 

All poster competition entrants are welcome to use the event's optional poster template if you would like the Institute to print the poster.  We are facilitating poster printing at no cost to students for those that use the template to ensure ease of participation. Students are also free to print their own as long as they deliver their printed poster by the deadline of Oct 6th at 5 PM.

Accommodations: We want the event to be engaging for all. We’ve anticipated certain accommodations to enable participation (diet, allergy, interpreter, lactation room) but we know special circumstances may arise. Please contact Lucy Institute if you have any questions about student registration, the poster competition, or to ensure we can accommodate your needs on the day of the event. Phone 574-631-7095  or email

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