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ACES – 2018 Research Symposium

ACES – 2018 Research Symposium - College of Science

College of Science ACES – 2018 Research Symposium

Friday, April 13, 2018
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Chemistry & Physics Building (CPB)
Atrium and Planetarium

The ACES symposium has a long-standing history at UTA as a place for students to showcase their research accomplishments. Historically, this has been a University-wide event, but this year, each of the colleges is organizing their own events. Join us for the inaugural College of Science ACES! All College of Science undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate. The event is open to the public. 

Online abstract submissions was due by Friday, March 9. 

Abstract Submission is closed now

Guests who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at the link below (participants must submit abstracts but do not need to RSVP). The event is open to the public. Parking and lunch will be provided to those that RSVP and indicate they need parking.

RSVP for Guest Attendees

Judges are needed! To volunteer to serve as a judge, please send an email to Alejandro Bugarin, assistant professor of chemistry & biochemistry, at

COS ACES will be primarily based on poster presentations, but each department will select one graduate feature oral presentation. Prizes will be awarded for best presentations. Oral presentation winners will be chosen by an audience ballot, so students in each department are encouraged to come and support their peers! Posters will be judged by selection of guests, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows.

Poster format

Each poster presenter will be allocated a 48” x 48” space. Please prepare and print your poster so that it fits in the allocated space. Presenters should check in (CPB atrium) between 8-9 a.m. on April 13. Posters should all be displayed by 9 a.m. on April 13, and should remain displayed until lunchtime. Please consult the schedule below for more information. Presenters will be notified following completion of the abstract submission process about the session in which they will present.

All abstracts submitted for poster presentation have been accepted.  All posters should be displayed by 9 am on Friday the 13th.  Please retrieve your poster number assignment at the registration desk between 8 – 9 am in the CPB atrium (1st floor).  Undergraduates will present their posters and be judged from 9 – 10 am, and graduate students will present their posters and be judged from 10 am – 12 noon.


8 a.m. Registration/Check-in open (CPB atrium); All poster presenters should check in; All posters should be displayed by 9 a.m.
8:30 a.m. Judges convene for training (CPB 303)
9-10 a.m. Poster Session 1 - Undergraduate Student
10-12 p.m. Poster Session 2 - Graduate Student
12-1 p.m. Lunch (provided to registered participants and guests)
1-2 p.m. Undergraduate poster award presentation and Keynote presentation (Planetarium)
2:10-3:10 p.m. Selected department graduate student oral presentations, session 1 (Planetarium)
3:30-4:30 p.m. Selected department graduate student oral presentations, session 2 (Planetarium)
4:30 p.m. Reception and Graduate Student Awards (Oral and Poster) presentation

Would you like to support the College of Science ACES symposium?


Keynote Presentation

Scott Kuzdzal

“Grow Your Career: Exciting New Opportunities in Cannabis Science & Future Technologies”

by Scott Kuzdzal
Vice President for Marketing, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.

1 p.m. UTA Planetarium

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