Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to participate and present their research as posters or oral sessions. 

This year’s Thinking Matters will be hosted in-person with the option of publishing to Digital Commons. Digital Commons is a web-based, open-access institutional repository that is managed by USM Libraries.

Key dates to remember:

Wednesday, November 30, 2022accepting abstract proposals

Monday, March 5, 2023 (by 11:59 PM)  Last day to submit abstract proposals (extended)

Thursday, March 6-15, 2023 – Abstracts will be reviewed and provide feedback

Friday, March 31, 2023 (by 11:59 PM) – All FINAL pdfs of posters must be emailed to for printing

April 18-20, 2023 – Pick up Posters at 126 Bedford, Portland. Any remaining posters will be brought to Abromson the morning of the event

Event Date: Friday, April 21, 2023 – 8:00-9:00 am set up posters for first session

Friday, April 28, 2023: Please upload abstracts, poster pdf, and/or recorded presentations to Digital Commons

Save the Date Thinking Matters: April 2024