Illinois Summer Research Program Alliance (ISRPA)

STEM Career Exploration and Symposium

July 26, 2023

Illini Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Full Program – PDF

Schedule of Events
8:00-9:30Check-in for all attendees Registration for ISBE PDF Hours (k-12 Educators only)1st Floor Lobby
9:00-10:00Boxed breakfast for registered attendees2nd Floor Ballroom
9:30-10:00Welcome from Keynote Speaker2nd Floor Ballroom
10:15-11:15Session 1Oral PresentationsRooms 209, 403, 404, 406
10:15-11:15Session 1Industry Partner and Professional Organization FairRoom 314B*
11:30-12:30Session 2Poster PresentationsRoom 104
11:30-12:30Session 2Industry Partner and Professional Organization FairRoom 314B*
12:45-1:45Boxed Lunch for registered attendees2nd Floor Ballroom
1:00 -1:45Panel: Research Program Alumni and Impact on Careers2nd Floor Ballroom
1:00-1:45Panel: Industry Partners and Career Opportunities in STEMRoom 210
2:00-3:00Session 3Oral PresentationsRooms 209, 403, 404, 406
2:00-3:00Session 3Industry Partner and Professional Organization FairRoom 314B*
3:15-4:15Session 4Poster PresentationsRoom 104
3:15 -4:15Session 4Industry Partner and Professional Organization FairRoom 314B*
4:30-5:30Session 5Oral PresentationsRooms 209, 403, 404, 406
5:45-6:45**Dinner and Keynote Speaker for Student Presenters and Research Program Staff only2nd Floor Ballroom
*Note: The Industry Partner and Professional Organization Fair is available throughout the day. However, some representatives may only be present at specific times. Please refer to the availability postings in Room 314AB. See the schedule HERE
** Dinner for Student Presenters and Research Program Staff ONLY

Presenters Schedule Available NOW – PDF

Oral Presenters: 

Arrive at least 10min before your session starts so the moderator can ensure that everyone is present and that everything is ready to go. Please plan on your presentations to be 10min long and then a ~3min Q&A session. This will still allow for about 2min for switching between speakers.

Poster Presenters:

Drop off your poster when you check in — we will have bins available. Arrive at least 15min before your session to retrieve and hang your poster. Push pins will be available. Make sure to hang your poster at the correct numbered spot. Your poster can be a maximum size of 3ft x 4ft. Check with your program coordinator about your submission due date and if there are additional format requirements.

Students may review these resources for creating their abstract, poster/ presentation, and presenting at this event. Please check with your program to see if they have a specific template or other expectations.

Parking Information

We have a limited number of parking spots available for non-UIUC visitors. These parking spots are first-come-first served, do not require a permit hang tag, and are at bagged meters found in these two locations (both located about 0.3mile from the Illini Union): Click here for the Parking Map

Lot B1: located at the corner of Goodwin and Springfield Avenues: 19 bagged meter parking spots

S. Mathews Street between Springfield Ave and Green St: 45 bagged meter parking spots

If those locations are full, there are nearby metered spots that you will need to pay for. Note if you park at a UIUC-owned meter: UIUC requires the use of parking apps to pay for these meters. Three different apps can be used. More information can be found here:

There are a large number of UIUC-owned metered spots near Turner Hall – both in Lot F28 and along Dorner Drive. These are located about 0.8 mi south of the Illini Union – if you enter through the south side of the Illini Union, make sure to follow the signs to the check-in at the 1st-floor north lounge. There are also some City of Urbana metered parking spots on Goodwin Ave between Nevada St. and Springfield Ave, but they may have a restricted time limit.

We also have a few bagged meter parking spots available at the Illini Union itself. These spots require a permit hang tag, and we are setting these aside for visitors with any accessibility concerns. To notify the event coordinators of your interest in these spots and to make arrangements to pick up the permit hang tag, please email Britt Carlson: as soon as possible.

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