(See below for Undergraduate Research Week)
Students may choose to present their research findings at a conference, symposium, forum, or other research-related event. And while presenting research is not required, it can be beneficial to the researcher. Presenting a project offers an opportunity for discussion which can further the development of the project itself; it also gives the researcher experience that can prove advantageous on a resume.
Students typically present their work in the form of a scholarly poster or an oral presentation. Students may present at any stage of their research; a project does not need to be complete to be presented.
Students who are completing an independent research project should work with their faculty mentor on where, how, and when their presentation takes place. Faculty mentors can provide valuable feedback and advice on how to proceed at all stages. Students who have been assisting with a faculty research project must receive the approval of their faculty supervisor before making any plans to present. Once approved, students should work with their faculty supervisor on where, how, and when their presentation takes place.
For guidelines, examples, and a step-by-step guide on how to make a poster presentation, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Research Poster Guide section.
The Senate of College Councils and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies will host Undergraduate Research Week this April 14-18, 2014. Colleges and organizations, including the College of Liberal Arts, will coordinate events all over campus that week to showcase the work of undergraduate researchers.
If you are an undergraduate researcher and you wish to publicize your work, you can apply to participate in the Liberal Arts poster presentation. Approved applicants will have their posters professionally printed, courtesy of the College, and will present their poster at the Honors Day reception on Saturday, April 12, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Student Activity Center Ballroom. Click here to apply to participate. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 7.
Researchers who submit applications to participate in the Honors Day poster presentation will also have the chance to present their research at the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Reception on Tuesday, April 15. A committee will select the top research posters from Honors Day and ask them to present to college directors, chairs, deans, and faculty at the reception.
All approved applicants will create a poster to serve as a visual presentation of their research. The poster will communicate
The poster may contain images, articles, photos, graphs, documents, or anything that clearly and quickly communicates important information about the research. Presenters will be required to attend a poster-making design class offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research Office (OUR). Dates and times vary and can be found on the OUR website. Students who create posters are expected to attend the reception and stay with their poster to discuss their research with guests.
Questions? Please contact Maggie Wilhite.