The Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Fair (LSURF): FAQs
What is the Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Fair (LSURF)?
The Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Fair is a poster session where Harvard-affiliated laboratories showcase their current research projects to Harvard College undergraduates. Groups come from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, McLean Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Why do we organize the LSURF?
The LSURF facilitates scientific discussions between Harvard undergraduates and Harvard graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and other researchers. The fair is an effective way both for undergraduates to meet many scientists and learn about their cutting-edge life sciences research and for scientists to describe and explain their experimental approaches. The fair benefits both undergraduates and Harvard’s life science researchers. Many undergraduates report finding a host lab at the fair, and the Harvard scientists who present a poster relish the chance to speak with a large number of undergraduates, some of whom join their research groups.
When is the LSURF?
LSURF 2016 will be held on November 1, 2016 from 2:30-4:30pm. This timing gives students time to find a host lab and apply for summer research fellowships, which typically have deadlines in January, February, or March.
Where is the LSURF?
LSURF 2016 will be held at the Gutman Conference Center located on the ground floor of the Monroe C. Gutman Library at the corner of Appian Way and Brattle Street.
How do I submit my LSURF Abstract?
Abstract submission deadline is Oct 12, 2016. Submit your abstract: Abstract Submission form. Please limit abstract titles to 12 words (50 characters) and abstract body to 250 words (1300 characters).
When can I set up my poster?
Presenters can set up their posters starting at 1:30 pm.
What size should my poster be?
Our poster boards are 3'X4', so we can accommodate posters that are either 3'X4' or 4'X3'. However, if you have much a larger poster we can put 2 poster boards together (or you can have 2 separate poster boards depending on what you want to present).
How do I print my LSURF poster?
Posters can be printed in the following places on campus and of campus locations such as FedEx. Individuals submitting abstracts are responsible for poster printing fees.
HMS Mail and Print Services: