UE Student Research and Honors Symposium

Abstracts are now being reviewed for participation in the 2nd Annual UE Student Research and Honors Symposium on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

To participate in the UE Student Research and Honors Symposium, students must apply by submitting abstracts for their scholarly activities. Each UE student is permitted to serve as the primary author/presenter on one presentation at the conference. The presentation can be an oral paper presentation, a poster, exhibit, or display.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students who graduate in December are welcome to present their scholarly works at the spring symposium as long as the projects were completed when they were students.

What is an abstract?

An abstract is a miniature version of a scholarly paper, poster, or exhibit. It is a one-paragraph summary of the main sections of the work. An abstract typically includes an introduction describing the research question, goal, or intent of the project; the methods, procedure, materials, or approach of the project; the results (final or anticipated), findings, or product of the project; and a discussion describing the significance, implications, and conclusions of the project. The emphasis on these basic components will vary by discipline. A well-written abstract should make the reader want to learn more about the project.

Abstracts are limited to 200 words. Students should work with their faculty advisor to draft their abstracts. Abstracts will be accepted until Friday, March 6, 2020.

In addition to the abstract, students are required to submit the following information about their scholarly projects.

Title of the presentation

Type of presentation (oral paper, poster/exhibit/display), as described below.

Subject area

Faculty Sponsor

Contact information (names, emails, phone numbers) for the primary student author-presenter, the faculty advisor, any student co-presenters (up to three additional students who will be physically-present to deliver the presentation).

Submit Abstract Online

Students have two options for presenting their work at the conference. Oral papers involve delivering one's work at a podium in front of an audience. Oral papers are delivered in various ways, ranging from reading a manuscript to delivering an extemporaneous talk, in different disciplines. Oral papers often are accompanied by slides, PowerPoint or Prezi presentations, or other visual aids. There will be a podium with a computer and projector in each room. Students will bring their visual aids on flash drives and load them prior to the beginning of the session. (Students should email copies to themselves as a backup.) Students will have a maximum of 15 minutes to present plus 5 minutes for questions for a total of 20 minutes each.

Posters/exhibits/displays/demonstrations Poster submissions should be 20x30 in size. Set-up for exhibits, displays, and demonstrations will be determined on an individual basis.

Upon submitting an abstract, the form will be reviewed and the student will be contacted about the inclusion of their presentation/poster in the Symposium. Students should plan to present their presentation/poster on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Students will be contacted regarding the specific time of their presentation and more details closer to the event.