Research and Sponsored Programs
Undergraduate Scholars Conference
Minnesota Conference of Undergraduate Scholarly and Creative Activity
Undergraduate students from Minnesota State system schools can present research, scholarly papers and creative projects at the Minnesota State Undergraduate Scholars Conference.
The conference offers inter-campus engagement and celebrates Minnesota State students and faculty as leaders of undergraduate research.
Abstract Guidelines - TBD
Key dates and deadlines
- Presenters will be available to discuss their posters at the assigned presentation time
- Poster should be a one-page PDF
- Important information should be easily readable
- Word count should be 300 – 800 words
- Text is clear and concise
- Effective use of graphics, color and fonts
- Include your name, institutional affiliation, and acknowledgements
- Presenters must prepare an “elevator speech” (1-2 minute summary of your project) to share with audience members
- Presentations are a maximum of 15 minutes, including a question-and-answer period.
- Presentations must use PowerPoint, or similar presentation software to describe your project.
- Use of PowerPoint is encouraged and slides should use effective graphics, color, font, and text should be clear and concise. Professional presentations use PowerPoint slides as an aid to outline and guide a presentation, but not to substitute for a presentation (in other words, do not just read the text on each slide).
- Include your name, institutional affiliation, references, and acknowledgements.
- All presentations much be able to be performed on Zoom, whether recorded in advance, or completed live during the day of the event.
- Maximum of 30 minutes allotted for each performance, including question and answer period.
- Presentation should be similar to the activities expected at a professional fine arts conference or festival. Consult with your faculty mentor/advisor.
- All forms of visual art, including original painting, sculpture, photography, prints, textile arts, drawing, pottery and metal
- All exhibits must be displayed virtually through Zoom
- Presenters will have a maximum of 60 minutes during the day to display their exhibit virtually