Symposium 2018 Program

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore   

    Welcomes you to its 

    April 16, 2018 to April 20, 2018

    hosting the 

    9th Annual Regional Research Symposium 2018
     April 17, 2018     
    University of MD Eastern Shore
    Student Services Center 


    Please click here for your letter of invitation.



    Graduate Education Week 

    The Graduate Council's Research Committee at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) invites you to its 3rd Annual Graduate Education Week, which will be held the week of  April 16, 2018 to April 20, 2018.  


    Symposium Invitation 

    The Graduate Council's Research Committee at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) invites you to the 8th Annual Regional Research Symposium 2018.  This year Symposium 2018 is part of the Graduate Research Week, and will be held on Tuesday April 17, 2018.  

    Symposium Information 

    The symposium will present a forum to discuss research at regional universities, colleges and industry. Oral and poster presentations of research by students (graduate and undergraduate) and faculty will be featured. The best of each will receive awards.


    Symposium Registration


    Each person attending the conference must register for the conference separately. 

    All attendees must register in advance through the website to receive conference materials and meals.

    Presenters, judges, moderators, attendees, committee members and guests must register separately. 

    The deadline for registration is  March 30th, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    For those individuals submitting abstracts, submitters must register for the Symposium prior to submitting their abstracts (see below). 

    Symposium registration is conducted online from this page. 

    Symposium Participant Registration Fee:  

    The registration fee is $50.00 per student for non-UMES students. The presenter (or advisor for student presentations) of each presentation should submit their abstract from the abstract submission page. 

    Each person attending must independently register. Registration includes the cost of conference registration, materials and meals.  

    Payments are accepted through our Credit Card Mail In Form click here.


    Submission of Abstracts: 

    Submitters are required to compose and present their abstracts, posters, and presentations as described in the instructions posted here. Please click here for instructions.  For Abstract submission Click Here

    Students:  Please note that your advisor MUST review and approve your abstract/presentation prior to submission.  Please allow them at minimum a week before the deadline to make changes.

    The presenter of each presentation/poster (or advisor for undergraduate student presentation/poster) must submit their abstract from the abstract submission page. 

    Once you are registered, you will receive an email with a link for submitting your abstracts. Please submit your abstracts from this link prior to the deadline.

    The deadline for submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentation competition is March 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm. 

    Exhibitor and External Sponsor Registration Fee:

    Exhibitors may register through the UMES Graduate Office.  Exhibitors and Sponsors may contact contact Mrs. Angela Young ( at 410-651-7966, Asst. Chairperson.  Exhibitor registration fee is $50.   Exhibitors will be provided space for the set-up of a skirted display table on Tuesday April 17, 2018 by 7:30 AM (registration opens). The deadline for advanced exhibitor registration is March 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Payments are accepted through our Credit Card Mail In Form. click here.

    To become an External Sponsor, donations of $100 will receive advertisement in the Program Book.  Please contact Mrs. Angela Young ( at 410-651-7966. 


    If you would like to volunteer to be a Judge please email Dr. Prince Attoh (, Chairperson, Judge Panel.  

    If you would like to volunteer to be a Moderator please email Dr. Victoria Volkis (, Chairperson, Moderator Panel.

    Judges Resources 

    Please click here for Judges Instructions. Please click here for the Judges Form for Oral Presentations. Please click here for the Judges Form for Poster Presentations.


    Faculty Awards:

    Nominations are being accepted for Faculty Awards.  

    To nominate a faculty member for an award, please compose a letter stating Faculty Name, Title, Department and School. Please indicate the award for which you will nominate them and provide an explanation for why they deserve this award.   Click here to see the Description of the Awards.

    Please deliver your nomination to the School of Graduate Studies office in the Engineering and Aviation Sciences Complex, Suite 3046. Alternatively, you can email your nomination to Dr. LaKeisha Harris, Interim Dean at

    Awards will be presented to the following categories:

          The Joseph M. Okoh Award for Excellence ( A Lifetime Achievement Award ) 

          The Outstanding Researcher Award 

          The Outstanding Scholar Award

          The Outstanding Mentor Award

          The Outstanding Research Advisor Award       

          The Promising New Researcher/Scholar Award


    For more information, please contact:

    The School of Graduate Studies
    Ms. Angela Young (410) 651-7966 (
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore


    • Office of the President
    • Division of Academic Affairs
    • Institutional Advancement
    • Division of Student Affairs
    • School of Graduate Studies
    • School of Arts and the Professions
    • School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences
    • School of Business and Technology
    • School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    • Frederick Douglas Library
    • UMES Title III Program
    • CREST Program AWARDS


    Please click here to view the 2017 Award Winners.


    Book of Abstracts  

    The Graduate Council's Research Committee at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) invites you to the 2018 Regional Research Symposium. The Exhibitor and the Student Presentations will open on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

     Please click here for the

    2017 Book of Abstracts

    2018 Book of Abstracts.