Fall Interdisciplinary Research Symposium (FIReS)

2023 Fall Interdisciplinary Research Symposium (FIReS)

Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Location: Center For The Sciences
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Note to Presenters:  Please arrive at the Center for the Sciences Atrium to set up your posters between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 3. Binder clips will be provided. The Symposium will begin at 3:00 pm, and light refreshments will be available. PLEASE bring a water bottle or other reusable cup.

The Fall Interdisciplinary Research Symposium (FIReS) abstract submission page is now directly linked to the ValpoScholar website for publication! ValpoScholar serves as the central exchange for outstanding scholarship and creative work from faculty and students as well as University record and campus history. Your work will be stored here permanently, so you can provide the link to family, friends, and future employers to show them your work.


STEP ONE: When you click on the link below, you will be prompted to create an account in ValpoScholar. You will need to provide your email address and a password.

STEP TWO: Once you have created an account, the link will take you directly to the FIReS abstract submission form. Please review your abstract with your faculty mentor(s) before you submit it for presentation at FIReS. In addition to your abstract of 250 or fewer words, you will need to have the following information available:

  • Title of project;
  • Name(s) of the author(s);
  • Primary contact name and email;
  • Faculty mentor name and email;
  • Name of the college and department/program associated with the project;
  • Biographical information about the author(s) — 75 or fewer words;
  • Primary file or link to your primary file for your poster presentation (if necessary, you can login later to revise your submission and include this file). NOTE: all FIReS presentations will be tabletop posters.

STEP THREE: Once you have completed the abstract submission form, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click “Submit”. IF YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED YOUR ABSTRACT, YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THIS EMAIL, PLEASE RE-SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT.

STEP FOUR:  A few weeks after FIReS, your presentation will be published in a permanent archive of Valpo work.

Click here to get started! The abstract submission deadline is Friday, October 20, 2023.

NOTE:  There is no prejudging process for FIReS. Once you have submitted an abstract, you are in! Please save the date of Friday, November 3, 2023 on your calendar and plan to attend FIReS to showcase your work. We will contact you prior to the event to communicate final event details.

If you have questions about the submission process, please contact Stan Zygmunt at stan.zygmunt@valpo.edu.