LVAIC 2020 - General Information

University Center at Lehigh University

Sponsored by Lehigh University, LVAIC, and LVSfN

April 25, 2020 - Lehigh University

UPDATE: 3/13/20 - In the best interest of the health and safety of our community, this conference has been cancelled


About the Conference
The combined Annual LVAIC Undergraduate Psychology Conference and Annual Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Conference showcases research in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy of Mind by undergraduate students from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding regions. Each year the conference is hosted by one of the LVAIC institutions.
Why should you attend and present?
Research conferences are a key way in which researchers network and share cutting-edge findings with one another. For undergraduate students, conferences provide an excellent opportunity to share your research findings, learn about the research of others, and network and meet new people – including students and faculty from other schools. Conference presentations can also be listed on your CV as a way to gain recognition for your work.

Presentation Format
This conference will include two kinds of presentation types:

1) Paper Presentations: Paper presentations are 12- to 13-minute oral presentations with accompanying slides given in front of an audience. The talk is generally structured like an APA-style research report, including the research background, method, results, and conclusions. Following each presentation, speakers will have 2- to 3-minutes to answer questions from the audience. For tips on preparing and giving a successful paper presentation, follow this link:

2) Poster Presentations: In a poster session, research posters are set up on poster boards arranged around the room where other researchers may circulate, examine the posters, and speak with the presenters. Posters typically consist of a single large sheet of paper on which information about a study or set of studies is communicated. Information is organized into distinct sections including a title, author names and affiliations, an introduction, method section, results, and discussion or conclusions. Posters should be no larger than 4 feet by 4 feet. For tips on preparing a conference poster, follow this link:

Conference Etiquette and Tips
  • Attend as many sessions as you can, including the keynote speaker, paper presentations, and the poster session. Don’t just listen to and support your friends and classmates. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about new research in psychology and neuroscience.
  • Arrive promptly for sessions you plan to attend and stay for the entire session. Avoid leaving sessions early or switching between sessions.
  • Be an engaged audience member. Listen attentively, ask questions, and do not talk or text during sessions.
  • Network with students and faculty from other schools. 


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