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Call for Submissions!

In celebration of Darwin Day, we’re looking for students researching climate change and evolution.

Gain experience presenting to the scientific community and the general public by submitting your proposal for a two-minute speed talk.

Don’t feel like getting on stage? Submit your proposal for a poster presentation instead! Display your research and talk one-on-one with others interested in climate change and evolution.

* Extended! We’re now accepting applications for both the speed talks and posters until Monday, Feb 5th, 2024

  Apply here

  • Friday, Feb 2, 2024 submissions due
  • Monday, Feb 5, 2024 selected presenters will be notified
  •  Friday, Feb 9, 2024speed talk slides due
  • Monday, Feb 12, 2024 Darwin Day! Presentations will take place at NHMU

  1. Presentation Topics: We welcome submissions from all scientific disciplines on topics related to climate change and evolution.
  2. Format: Speed talks and poster presentations should be concise, engaging, and accessible to a broad audience. Talks should include visual aids, such as slides in a presentation program such as PowerPoint, and should be no more than two minutes in length. Posters should be visually engaging and must be 48"x36".
  3. Submission Deadline: The deadline for submitting proposals is February 2nd, 2024. Late submissions will not be considered.
  4. Selection Process: Submissions will be reviewed by our Darwin Day committee, and selected presenters will be notified by February 5th, 2024.
  5. Event Details: For speed talks: each presenter will have exactly two minutes to present their research, followed by a three-minute Q&A session. Posters will be displayed for one hour. Presenters are expected to stand near their posters to answer any questions. After all presentations have concluded, the audience will vote anonymously for their favorite presentation. Cash prizes will be awarded.
  6. How to Submit: Please submit your proposal by completing the online submission form [link]. Include a brief abstract, your name, affiliation, and contact information.

Born February 12th 1809, Charles Darwin is best known as the father of evolutionary theory. His work including On The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man, formed the foundation of the theory of natural selection, which has shaped modern biological and anthropological thinking. We come together not only to celebrate the man, but to also celebrate the intellectual legacy that is the result of his early insights.

With our Love Letters to Science campaign, we celebrate not only Darwin as the father of evolutionary theory, but all of our passions for science. Join us in Gardner Commons on the 2nd floor outside the Student Success Center to write your own Love Letter to Science from Feb 1st - Feb 12th. 

Darwin Day Kiosk

Letters will be displayed outside NHMU Swaner Forum 



Last Updated: 2/10/24