For purposes of the Student Research Colloquium, a student is someone who was an undergraduate or graduate student when the proposed project was first started.


Responsibilities and Expectations

Student Presenters should:

  • demonstrate knowledge in their academic topic.
  • illustrate their ability to integrate information about the topic.
  • acquire experience presenting a project to a general audience.
  • identify a faculty member who agrees to be their faculty sponsor.
  • conduct a project as defined by their faculty sponsor.
  • submit the Intent to Present and Abstract online by the deadlines.
  • meet with the faculty sponsor for questions regarding the Student Research Colloquium.

Faculty Sponsors are able to verify:

  • the project qualifies as scholarship or creative work as defined by the faculty sponsor's discipline.
  • timelines are manageable and project could be ready for presentation at the Student Research Colloquium.
  • student has followed the appropriate ethical guidelines and obtained IRB and /or IACUC approval if necessary.

The faculty sponsor should provide guidance to their student(s) about presenting a project. This would include feedback and recommendations about:

  • the written abstract.
  • the type of presentation.
  • the accepted format (or layout) for a paper, poster, or performance/creative work presentation.

Responsibilities of the faculty sponsor are to:

  • certify project meets the guidelines of the Student Research Colloquium.
  • approve the written abstract--prior to submission.
  • serve as a resource person for questions that their student(s) may have about presenting projects.