Competitions

 

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

Opt-In Competition Deadline: March 1, 2014

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.

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 Sponsored Programs by 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date in electronic form via email.
    • Refer to the Writing the Paper Guidelines for more information. 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
      • Specific category criteria: Scientific, Applied or Humanities
  • Judging process - Step #2
    • You will either give a paper presentation at the Student Research Colloquium as part of the competition or in a non-competitive mode. Paper submission judging will occur in a timely manner.
    • If you are chosen to present your paper as part of the competition, paper presentation judging will vary depending upon the specific category criteria: Scientific, Applied or Humanities
    • As part of the competition, paper presentations will be scheduled over the timeframe of 10:00 AM - 3:20 PM.

Poster Presentation Awards:

  • Best Poster $300
  • Honorable Mention $150 approx. value (max. 6 awards)
  • As part of the competition, poster presentations will be scheduled during the 9AM or 2PM sessions
  • 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 1 deadline, "opt-in" electronically when you submit your intent to present.
  • Each member of a group project must opt into the competition in order for that individual member to be eligible for the competition prizes.
  • Students nominated for awards are expected to be present with their faculty sponsor at the evening awards ceremony.
  • If you require special accommodations in order to meet these requirements, please contact Sponsored Programs as soon as possible.

Passport information:passport

  • Receive a "passport" when you pick up your SRC program. Have your passport stamped at each presentation you attend.
  • Present your filled passport (six stamps) at the registration table outside the ballroom.
  • The first 25 filled passports submitted will receive an 8GB flash drive (presentations start at 8AM).
  • All filled passports will be eligible for a grand prize drawing of an iPod/Kindle/Nook valued up to $200.
  • Your passport may also earn class credit so check with your instructors.

 


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