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Spring 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference

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On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the Office for Undergraduate Research will host the OUR Undergraduate Research Conference. The event will be held in the Marshall Student Center (Ballroom and conference rooms) and will provide a venue for undergraduate students in all disciplines to present their current research and receive feedback from research mentors and peers.

Key Dates

Presenter Application Available early December, 2017
Presenter Application Deadline----DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!

Fri. March 23, 2018 (by 11:45 p.m.)

Notification of Acceptance by Wed. March 21, 2018
Submit Poster File to the OUR Sun. April 8, 2018 (by 11:45 p.m.)
Undergraduate Research Conference Thurs. April 19, 2018
Conference Prep Seminars Scheduled in Feb., March 2018

 

For Student Presenters

Presentation Formats
Presenters may select from three formats including Poster, Oral OR Arts Presentations

Poster Presentations

Posters must be sized to 32 inches (h) by 44 inches (w). Display pushpins will be supplied by the OUR.

NOTE: IF YOUR ABSTRACT IS ACCEPTED FOR PRESENTATION THE OUR WILL PRINT YOUR POSTER!

YOU WILL RECEIVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING HOW TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT YOUR POSTER FILE TO THE OUR FOR PRINTING ONCE YOUR ABSTRACT IS ACCEPTED FOR PRESENTATION. INSTRUCTIONS ARE ALSO LISTED BELOW.

Instructions for Submitting a Poster File to the OUR

Poster files must be submitted to the OUR by Sun. April 8,2018 and in accordance with the file specifications indicated below.   NO EXCEPTIONS!

NOTE: The OUR will NOT print your poster or cover printing costs if...

1) You submit your file to the OUR AFTER the submission deadline: Sun. April 8, 2018 (by 11:45pm)

2) Your file does not meet the file specifications (size) - 32 inches (h) by 44 inches (w)

We recommend that you use one of these TEMPLATES to create your poster.

Instructions for Saving Your Poster File and Submitting Your File to the OUR

 1) Once you have created your poster using the PowerPoint template, convert ("save as") the file to a high resolution pdf for printing (300 DPI or greater). 

2) "Name" the pdf file as follows: Last Name_First Name. Here is an example: Piazza_Lisa.

3) Submit your file via the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM. NOTE: A link to the form will be provided in the conference acceptance e-mail ( Presenters will receive this message by March 21,2018).  

For questions about the poster submission process contact Lisa Piazza.

Oral Presentations:

Due to space limitations, the number of oral presentations will be limited. Oral presentations will run no more than 15 minutes in duration including questions.

Studio/Visual/Performing Arts Presentations

If you are presenting a studio/visual arts (painting, photography, installation, etc.),or performing arts (theatre, music, dance) project you may select from TWO presentation formats:

  1. Oral Presentation: Oral presentations will run no more than 15 minutes in duration including questions. During the oral presentation you will discuss your work along with images/videos of your work.
  2. Studio/Visual/Performing Arts Presentation: You will display or perform your art piece (painting, photograph, drawings, theatre, dance, music, etc.). You will also create a research poster, which will be displayed with your work. The poster must not exceed 32″(h) by 44″(w). Note: The OUR will print your poster.

 

Need help preparing your poster or oral presentation? Attend an OUR Conference Preparation Seminar. Register

Research in Excellence Awards: The OUR will grant approximately twenty Research in Excellence Awards during the UR Conference.

 


 Conference Agenda

Poster Sessions will be held in the MSC  Ballroom

Poster Session 1: 10:30am-12:00pm

Poster Session 2: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Poster Session 3:30pm-5:00pm

Poster Session 4: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Oral Sessions will be held in conference rooms on the third floor of the MSC

Oral Sessions A,B,C: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Oral Sessions D,E,F: 5:00pm-6:00pm


For Facilitators

Do you have a passion for student success? Serve as an UR Conference Facilitator!

The OUR is currently accepting applications from USF faculty, staff, graduate students, postdocs and alumni who want to serve as Facilitators during the 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference. The UR Conference will be held on Thursday April 19, 2018 in the USF Marshall Student Center. Facilitators will engage with student presenters ( between 6-8) and complete a short feedback rubric. The primary role of facilitators is to provide support and useful feedback to student presenters (This is NOT a judging role). Facilitators do not need to be content experts, however, they must possess a high level of enthusiasm and strong interest in undergraduate research. The OUR will provide "best practices".

Facilitator Responsibilities
On the Day of the conference facilitators will:

 


For Faculty

Conference Class Visits

This initiative fosters greater student awareness of, and excitement about, undergraduate research opportunities at USF. Faculty may register one or more of their courses to attend oral or poster presentations. Participation is open to any undergraduate course. General education courses and courses targeting first- and second-year undergraduates are strongly encouraged to participate.

THE DEADLINE FOR CLASS REGISTRATION IS APRIL 16, 2018

Information for Faculty

To register a class for this initiative:

What the OUR Will Provide

On the Day of the Conference the OUR will:

After the Conference the OUR will:
Send faculty a list of class attendees and scanned copies of the completed questionnaires.



 

2018 CONFERENCE SPONSOR: RESEARCHONE

ResearchOne is a celebration of research-related activities and events that showcase the work of our researchers throughout the USF System. From its beginnings as a single week of events in the Fall of 2008, ResearchOne has expanded to promote USF research-related events and activities year-round, on all USF campuses.


Research One

 


Past Conferences

Fall 2017 Undergraduate Research (UR) Conference

On Mon. Oct. 9, 2017 the Undergraduate Research Society (URS) hosted the inaugural Fall Undergraduate Research Conference. Part of Homecoming Week celebrations, this student-led conference provided a venue for undergraduate scholars to present their current research, and receive feedback from the USF community. The conference also featured a graduate school and internship fair. The event was sponsored by the Office for Undergraduate Research.

Past UR Conferences

2017 Fall Conference Program

Spring 2017 Abstracts