Competitions

 

"Opt-In" for Paper Submission/Presentation or Poster Presentation

Opt-In Competition Deadline: March 1, 2016

In order to be eligible for the poster or paper presentation competitions at the Student Research Colloquium (SRC), students need to "opt in" through the electronic registration system by the March 1 deadline.

 

Formal Paper deadline: March 1, 2016

Paper Presentation Awards:

  • Best Paper $300
  • Honorable Mention $150 approx. value (max. 6 awards)
  • Paper presentation categories:
    • Scientific - a research study which addresses a testable hypothesis
    • Applied - the application of a theory to create a product or system to solve a problem
    • Humanities - creative analysis of literature, history, theory, music, art or cultural phenomena, with the intention of bringing a new perspective to the subject or the production of a creative work
  • Judging process - Step #1

    • Formal papers must be submitted to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs by 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date in electronic form via email.
    • Papers should include:
      • Title page with project title, sponsor name(s) and student name(s)
      • Narrative of 4 - 8 pages (min. 1,000 - max. 2,000 words) in length
      • 1" margins, double spaced, 11-12 pt. font and easy to read
    • Papers will be evaluated on their content. Please refer to the Writing the Paper Guidelines for more information.
    • Students will be notified of the outcomes and whether or not their paper was selected to move on in the competition.
    • Those not selected to move on may still present at the Colloquium in a non-competitive mode.

    Judging process - Step #2

    • If your paper is selected to move on in the competition, you will then present your paper at the Student Research Colloquium.
    • Paper presentation judging will vary depending upon the specific category criteria: Scientific, Applied, or Humanities.
    • Announcement of the winners is made during the Awards Ceremony at the end of the day. Students should plan to attend the ceremony along with their faculty sponsor(s).

Poster Presentation Awards:

  • Best Poster $300
  • Honorable Mention $150 approx. value (max. 6 awards)
  • Poster presentation categories:
    • Scientific - a research study which addresses a testable hypothesis
    • Applied - the application of a theory to create a product or system to solve a problem
    • Humanities - creative analysis of literature, history, theory, music, art or cultural phenomena, with the intention of bringing a new perspective to the subject or the production of a creative work
  • If you have chosen to present your poster as part of the competition, poster presentation judging will vary depending upon the specific category criteria: Scientific, Applied, or Humanities.

Competition "Opt In" Requirements

  • By the March 1st deadline, log into the registration system and "opt-in". This may also be done at the same time that you submit your intent to present.
  • Each member of a group project must opt into the competition in order to be eligible for the competition prizes.
  • Students will be notified by the end of the last poster session of the day if they have been nominated for an award. Final announcements are made during the Awards Ceremony that is held at the end of the day.
  • Students who are nominated are expected to attend the Awards Ceremony, along with their faculty sponsor.
  • If you require special accommodations in order to meet these requirements, please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 


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