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 21, 2016 11:59 PM - Abstract and Title Submission (Primary Deadline)
October 28, 2016 11:59 PM - Abstract and Title Submission (Late Poster Deadline)
November 6, 2016 - Notifications have been sent to all accepted/rejected submissions (for accepted talks)
November 18, 2016 - EAS Graduate Student Symposium

 

How long are the talks? What happens if I go over my time limit?
Each presenter is given a total of 15 minutes for both the talk and questions. Ideally the talk should 12 minutes long, leaving 3 minutes for questions. 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 submit prior to the late poster deadline but after the initial deadline, you will still be considered for a poster by default. If you want to give an oral presentation, you will need to contact the committee for special approval (jlawrence@gatech.edu). If presentation slots remain open or become available, your presentation may be approved. If you submit after the late poster deadline, your request will likely not be considered.

 

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

 

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. This year, undergraduate students can submit abstracts to participate in the GSS. To accommodate undergraduate participation, there is an extended late poster deadline (Sept. 6) to give undergraduates ample time to prepare a submission for the GSS. 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?
The maximum poster size is 48" by 32". The poster should also be easily readable.