SC Life Colloquium of Undergraduate Research

This year's SC Life Colloquium of Undergraduate Research will be held at Clemson University in Clemson, SC on Saturday, April 17, 2010.

Friday April 16
7:00 PM Hendrix Center Ballroom-dinner & plenary speaker Dr. David Asai, director of Undergraduate Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Saturday, April  17      Clemson University Hendrix Center

8:30 AM


Oral presentations - 7 concurrent sessions
Refreshment break
Oral presentations - 7 concurrent sessions
Lunch (provided)
Poster presentations & refreshments
Clemson Laboratory tours by request

Important Deadlines for SC Life Researchers

March 5: Please send the title of your talk via email to with the name of the student, the name of the mentor and the title. You may also send your abstract at the same time (see below) or if you want another few days of research, you can send them by the date below.
March 22: Please send your abstract as a word document to Please follow the guidelines, outlined here, so that we can format them for the program book.  Every year I have to send back 25% of the abstracts for reformatting  because they are not formatted correctly so PLEASE read the directions and follow them.

As in the past, oral presentations will be allotted 12 minutes each -10 for the presentation and 2 for the questions. During the poster session, one half of the presenters will be at their posters the first half hour and the other half during the second half hour. Every student will do both an oral and poster presentation.

April 15 by 5 PM: PowerPoint documents for the oral presentations will need to be sent in advance. Send the documents to Julia Frugoli ( This will allow us to load the files on the appropriate computers ahead of time. Files larger than 15 MB will need to sent on CD to arrive by that date (attn: Julia Frugoli, Dept of Genetics & Biochemistry, Clemson University, 100 Jordan Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0318).  No files on zip disks or regular disks will be accepted. Name your document using your last name first and then your first name.

April 12 by 8 AM: If you wish to have your large format poster printed on a single sheet by SC LIFE, send the poster PowerPoint document to Ginger Foulk ( by 8 AM Monday April 12. Poster boards will be 36" x 48" so please plan accordingly. If you choose to have your poster printed by Ginger, it will be available to you at the colloquium at registration. You are responsible for putting up the poster on your designated poster board the morning of the colloquium.
Clemson students who wish to print their own posters should go to for the print drivers for the free Clemson poster plotters for direction on how to print. In our experience, it’s best to allow at least a day to print, as the queue gets long near deadlines such as SC LIFE. As mentioned in the poster workshop, we have created a booklet "Guidelines for Creating a Poster for a Professional Meeting," which can be downloaded as a PDF here. The booklet summarizes suggestions for an effective poster, and includes specific information on how to create a poster using PowerPoint as well as specific requirements for the posters at the colloquium.