Student Call for Participation

Dates to Remember:

Conference (in Charlotte, NC):

August 11 - 13, 2016

Session Submission Deadline: 

Extended: May 15, 2016

Poster Submission Deadline (via EasyChair): 

June 30, 2016







Gain experience and confidence by presenting STARS activities (or research or internships) in one of three formats:  the Celebration Poster Session, a Discussion Group, or a Lightning Talk!


There are 2 Categories for poster submissions:

  • STARS Service & Engagement (Category 1) - includes outreach, mentoring, and peer ambassadors

    Winners from last year's celebration (2015)

    • First place: Alissa Ovalle, Chelsea Schneider, and Courtney Lisenbee (FSU)
    • Second place(tie): Joey Cardenas, Chelsea Schneider, and Martin Sung (FSU)
    • Second place(tie): Aspen Russell, Catherine Law (OSU)
  • Research & Internships (Category 2) - includes REUs and Summer Internships. Please consider submitting the work you are doing this summer (Summer 2016)

    Winners from last year's celebration (2015)

    • First place: Whitney Nelson and Bruce Chittenden (Hampton)
    • Second place: Terianne Bolding, Michael Fowler, and Kyle Hebert (ULL)


  • Format should contain the following elements: title, author, STARS Computing Corps logo, college logo, and the following content areas: introduction, initiative, impact, conclusions, and future work. (See the recommended template).
  • Posters must be 24"H x 36"W.

Posters will be evaluated on the following outcomes:

  • Quality of Poster & Information
  • Quality of Oral Presentation/Presenter
  • Qualitative Outcomes (information gathered from people or "words")
  • Quantitative Outcomes (statistical analysis or "numbers")

A poster can optionally be accompanied by a multimedia demonstration:

  • YouTube videos
  • Digital games
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Websites
  • Wikis
  • Blogs
  • Software demonstrations

Preparing Your Submission

  1. If you do not have an Easychair account, create one here.
  2. Log in to the STARS Celebration 2016 Login Page.
  3. Click New Submission.
  4. Select the Poster format for your submission
  5. Complete all sections of the form (including an abstract - max. 200 words)

Team Submissions

If two or more participants are co-presenting, the lead presenter will complete presentation, workshop, or poster registration using the Easychair Submission Site. Only one Easychair submission is required per poster.

Discussion Group or Birds-of-a-Feather

Propose a discussion topic for a small group.  Many poster topics translate well to small group discussion.  Share your outreach, mentoring, recruiting, and additional STARS service and engagement ideas.  Submit a short abstract by completing the Student Request to Participate form.

Lightning Talk

Many of you attended the Lightning Talk Session at Celebration 2013, where students gave five-minute talks for a larger audience.  Once again, STARS service and engagement ideas or your research create appropriate topics.  Submit a short abstract by completing the Student Request to Participate form.


How to Participate


Call for Participation


Call for Participation


Call for Participation

Present a poster, lightning talk, or a Birds-of-a-Feather discussion group on:

  • Technical Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Civic Engagement
  • Corps Practices

Lightning talk and Birds-of-a-Feather Submission Site

Poster Submission Site

Present a workshop, presentation, panel, or Birds-of-a-Feather discussion group on:

  • Pedagogy
  • Research in Progress
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Broadening Participation
  • Practical Help for Faculty
  • Sustaining Stars
  • STARS Standards

Faculty Sessions Submission Site

Present a workshop, presentation, panel, or Birds-of-a-Feather discussion group on:

  • Building Successful Partnerships
  • Higher Ed & K-12
  • Higher Ed & Industry
  • Higher Ed & Community
  • STARS Alumni Pathways for BPC Service and Outreach

Partner Sessions Submission Site


Participate on Twitter with the hashtag #StarsComputing