Annual Applied Research Symposium

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The Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) Annual Applied Research Symposium (ARS) is a chance for students to present what they have learned through their research and applied experiences to the community. The symposium includes poster, visual arts, and presentation sessions. Students from all LWTech programs are invited to apply to participate in the annual symposium.

Symposium Information 

The 2022 Applied Research Symposium will be held in a hyflex format. Information for attending in-person and virtually can be found below.

May 12, 2022

5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Allied Health Building, A102

Event Schedule

Time Format Description

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


  • Opening comments
  • Welcome message from LWTech Leadership
  • Washington CURE information

5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. 

Open Poster Session

  • Browse student posters and engage with presenters in-person and through Padlet
  • Food available for in-person attendees 

5:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Virtual Presentation

  • Mathematical Modeling for Computer Vision by Christian Tarta, Han Ji, Nicholas Develle, Kwan jie Lee, and Alex Gale

6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 

Featured Posters

  • Possible antibiotic producer bacteria found in soil sample by Morgan Perry
  • READYPCB Prototype by Carlos Fernandez

6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Virtual Presentation

  • Structure and Bonding of Diamond, Graphite, and Fullerene by Brianna Bonds, Arohee Kumar, Alex Gale, Tucker Wilson, and Kwan Jie Lee 

6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. 

Featured Posters

  • Postpartum Depression Awareness Campaign Design by Sage Abplanalp
  • Antibiotic Producers Discovered in Soil Microbes by Hadiya Amjad, Hanah Nguyen, and Lidiia Gagarina

6:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Live Presentation

  • Does Milk Do an Autistic Kid Body Good? by Athena Rospo

7 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. 

Featured Posters

  • Flatpack Dollhouse by Asha Thomas
  • Isolating Antibiotic Producing Bacteria from Soil Isolates by Tucker Wilson
  • Laser Therapy as an Adjunct to SRP Compared to SRP Alone for Patients with Periodontitis by Elizabeth Bratulin and Jennifer Yamaura

7:20 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Event Close

  • Closing remarks
  • Thank Yous

Virtual Event Information

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Join Via Zoom 

Using Zoom
  • Zoom can be used on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Zoom does not require registering for an account.
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Engage With The Presenters!

You can engage with our presenters on Padlet. See below or click the link to open in a new tab.

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Application Requirements

  1. Provide general information: name, email, and program (if you are co to presenting with others, add their info as well)
  2. Your research mentor names and emails
  3. Project information: title, abstract 
  4. Sign release forms

You must have a Faculty Mentor sign off on your work before it is eligible to be considered for the symposium. Work with your mentor to review your abstract and title before submitting. 

Abstract Guidelines

An abstract is a summary of your research usually presented in skeletal form, which concentrates on the essentials of a larger idea or claim. Your abstract should include enough information for reviewers to judge the nature and significance of your research, the adequacy of the methodology employed, and the nature of the results and/or progress to date. We strongly recommend that you attend an LWTech abstract writing workshop in January to help you get started. If you cannot attend in person, you may come to drop to in advising to gain additional information and guidance.

Abstracts must be between 100 to 300 words in length. Abstracts should not exceed more than 300 words.

Upcoming Workshops

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Workshops will be offered in early Spring for symposium participants to refine their posters and presentational skills prior to the symposium event.

Check back here for updates about upcoming workshops as they get announced.

Resources for Presentations

Abstract Resources

Writing Resources


Licensing Your Work


If you are a student or faculty member and have further questions about the upcoming symposium or how to apply, please contact Michael Rodriguez for more information.

Applied Research Symposium E-Portfolio

Thank you to all the students who participated at the last Annual Applied Research Symposium. And thank you to all the faculty and staff who helped organize it! Visit the Symposium E-Portfolio page to learn more about the student projects that were presented.