Student Call for Participation

Dates to Remember:


September 23, 2017

Session Submission Deadline: 

July 15, 2017

Poster Submission Deadline (via EasyChair): 

August 31, 2017






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!

Student Posters

There are 2 Categories for student poster submissions:

  1.   STARS Service & Engagement: Submissions focus on student-led outreach, mentoring, and peer ambassador activities

  2.   Research & Internships: Submissions focus on research experiences (e.g., DREU, REU) and Summer Internships

Submission ​Format

  • Submissions 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.
  • All posters should measure 24"H x 36"W. See the recommended poster template.

Note that Posters will be evaluated at the conference on the following outcomes:

  • Quality of Poster & Information
  • Quality of Oral Presentation/Presenter
  • Qualitative Outcomes (information gathered from people through interviews or surveys that describe their response to your work)
  • Quantitative Outcomes (numerical results and statistical analysis)

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 2017 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.


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