2019 SURE Symposium

The 2019 SURE Symposium was a success! Thank you to everyone who made the event possible, including presenters, partner programs, guests, and our hard-working volunteers and staff. You can view more event photos on 2019 SURE Symposium photo album on our Facebook page. 

The 2-day event occurred on the following days:

  1. Thursday, August 1; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Oral presentations* by Institute for Astronomy (IfA) REU students @ IfA Auditorium
  2. Friday, August 2; 9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Oral and poster presentations by students from all disciplines @ East-West Center, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, Jefferson Hall.

*Presenters from IfA REU only

Including presenters and event staff and volunteers, over 200 individuals attended the 2-day event. Sixty-six students representing 37 different majors showcased their summer research and creative work.

We look forward to seeing you at next summer’s 2020 SURE Symposium!

Call for Abstracts

***The call for abstracts is now closed. Please check back next spring for the 2020 SURE Symposium.***

Volunteer at the Symposium

***We are no longer seeking volunteers. Many thanks to all those who signed up.***

Event Program

2019 SURE Symposium Schedule

9:00 am – 9:30 am:
9:30 am – 9:50 am:
9:50 am – 10:00 am:
10:00 am – 11:00 am:
11:00 am – 11:10 am: 
11:10 am – 12:10 pm:
12:10 pm – 1:00 pm:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: 

Registration and student presenter setup
Opening remarks (Keoni Auditorium)
Breakfast snacks (Keoni lanai)
Oral Session 1 (Sarimanok and Kaniela Rooms)
Break
Oral Session 2 (Sarimanok and Kaniela Rooms)
Lunch (Wailana, Makana, and Ohana Dining Rooms)
Poster Session (Keoni Auditorium)

Students signed up for oral presentations should adhere to the following format:
  • 15 minute presentation (12 minute presentation, 3 minute Q&A)
  • Powerpoint (.ppt), or similar file type
  • Save file on a flash drive and arrive 15 minutes early to set up your presentation on the computer
  • A clicker will be provided
Event day instructions:
  • Arrive starting at 9:00 am to register and set up
  • Report to your assigned presentation room at least 10 minutes before your designated session begins. Bring a flash drive with your presentation file on it, and upload to the available laptop
  • Help yourself to breakfast snacks, available on the Keoni level lanai. Lunch will be provided later at 12:10 pm in the downstairs dining rooms
  • You may store belongings in Washington Room on the 2nd floor; please note that there may not be a room attendant present at all times. Do not store any valuables
  • Dress to impress

Please see the “Poster Requirements” section of the SURE Symposium Poster Printing Page.

Event day instructions:

  • Please set up your posters during morning registration (9:00 – 9:30 am). Posters should be up on display during the whole duration of the Symposium (9:00 am – 2:00pm). You may choose not to attend the morning oral sessions, but are encouraged to support your peers. You do not have to be present next to your poster until the start of the Poster Session at 1:00 pm. (If you cannot set up your poster during registration, be sure to set it up by 1:00 pm). 
  • Help yourself to breakfast snacks, available on the Keoni level lanai. Lunch will be provided later at 12:10 pm in the downstairs dining rooms
  • You may store belongings in Washington Room on the 2nd floor; please note that there may not be a room attendant present at all times. Do not store any valuables
  • Dress to impress

The 2018 SURE Symposium was a great success and showcased 13 oral presentations and 46 poster presentations from both UHM and non-UHM students. Nearly 200 people were in attendance over the course of the 2-day event. The Symposium was a collaboration between UROP, the Institute for Astronomy REU, Earth Science on Volcanic Islands REU, and the Biodiversity REU. We thank the faculty and students of these programs for their time and efforts in organizing, and their participation and enthusiasm in working collaboratively to launch the inaugural symposium.

View the 2018 SURE Symposium programs below:

2018 SURE Symposium Oral Presentation Program at Institute for Astronomy

2018 SURE Symposium Poster Presentation Program

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