Student Research Symposium
New Mexico Tech's Student Research Symposium (SRS) is an event for students from NMT
and New Mexico's Community Colleges to present their projects and research. It's an
opportunity to practice presentation skills, create and polish your research presentation
format (posters, slides, handouts, etc.), and learn what your peers and fellow students
are working on. Evaluators and reviewers will provide you with feedback on your presentations:
what points you excelled at, how you might be able to strengthen your presentations,
how to make it more accessible and understandable to the lay-person, or how to jazz
it up for a professional conference. The SRS is a learning opportunity for you to
practice presenting your research and get valuable feedback on how to improve upon
There are three categories where students can present (choose one or multiple*):
- Poster Sessions
- 3-Minute Speeches (an "elevator pitch" of your research)
- Oral Presentations (an 8-minute presentation at a dinner banquet)
*Community College presenters are restricted to poster presentations at this time.
If you plan to participate in the Oral Presentation Dinner or Poster Presentations, a 250-word abstract is required.
To learn more about abstract requirements, including formatting and content criteria, please click here.
Communicate to Educate
Communicate to Educate means to effectively communicate your project or research to educate those you are presenting to. This is the primary focus of the Student Research Symposium.
The SRS is an annual event where students present their research to the communities of NMT and Socorro, as well as the larger STEM community. Students at all levels, from freshman to graduates, have the opportunity to participate in research and the SRS provides a forum to share the exciting projects they've been working on!
During the event, students are able to:
- Showcase their knowledge and skills by giving a presentation or displaying a poster to peers, professional researchers, and engineers.
- Communicate their research or design to people outside of their field.
- See what their peers are doing and get ideas for future research projects.
2021 SRS Schedule:
How can students participate?
NMT students may participate in one or more events. When you register, you may select all events in which you are interested.
Community College students are limited to Poster Presentations at this time.
For more information on each type of event, please expand the sections below.
For general information, please email email@example.com, or call 575.835.5614.
You may also directly contact one of the SRS staff below:
Sarah Obenauf: 575.835.5531; firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Lyons: 575.835.5001; email@example.com
David Cox: 575.835.5030; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Research Symposium (SRS) is an initiative of the Office for Student Learning (OSL) and the Joseph R. Skeen Library. The SRS is further enriched by the support of the Office of Student Life, the Center for Graduate Studies, and the Student Government Association (SGA).