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Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity


 

April 2, 2014

1:00 - 5:00 PM

University Libraries, Kent Campus

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Undergraduate research encompasses an entire spectrum of faculty and graduate-student mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities.The goal is to establish a University infrastructure to make undergraduate research an integral part of the Kent State University experience to better prepare students for graduate and professional opportunities that make for an enriching educational experience.


The Symposium is an opportunity for our students to share  the results of a topic they explored in depth with the entire Kent State community. 

  • Undergraduate students attending any of Kent State's eight campuses and representing any major are eligible to participate.
  • Student researchers are encouraged to submit a brief abstract indicating their intent to participate.
  • The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to March 3 at 5:00p.m.
  • Students choosing to perform a creative work (dance, theater, music, etc.) will be allotted a maximum of 10 minutes (including set-up and take-down) to present.
  • Participants must display a poster or creative product that can be viewed by those in attendance at the symposium.
  • Posters should measure 36x48, include KSU logo, title of project, name/s of author including faculty mentor.
  • Easels and a 36x48 foam core board will be provided for all poster presentations. Students not providing a poster presentation will be responsible for bringing their own equipment (instrument, laptop, etc.).
  • Submissions will be judged for quality of presentation including but not limited to display, conclusions, and clarity of 3-5 minute verbal overview of poster.
  • Student participants will be considered for cash awards for first place in the amount of $500 and second place in the amount of $200 based on their display and/or presentations. Awards will be made by discipline with a minimum of one prize and in cases where there are large submissions, a maximum of two prizes.
  • All research, scholarly work, or creative activity must be representative of the participant's faculty- or graduate-student mentored work.
  • Students will need to be present during judging (time to be announced) and the awards ceremony, 4-5 p.m.
  • Workshops will be provided in advance of the Symposium to assist participants in preparing for their presentations. 
  • Please direct any questions regarding the Symposium to Eboni Pringle, Interim Dean, Undergraduate Studies at epringle@kent.edu.

The Fashion School will print student posters for the April 2, 2014 symposium: 

  • Printing is available for $8.00 per poster (for the Undergraduate Research Symposium only) while supplies and resources last. This offer will occur on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Students must allow at least 2 working days to have files printed
  • Files should be available in PDF, TIFF, JPG, PSD and/or AI formats (No Word or PowerPoint files)
  • Students can bring the electronic file on a USB drive to the Fashion School Room 302 Rockwell Hall before 12 p.m. and after 1:00 p.m. starting March 7, 2014

Interested students should contact James Ahmad in the Fashion School's TechStyleLAB at techstylelab@kent.edu.

Sponsored by The Office of the Provost, Honors College, Research and Sponsored Programs, Undergraduate Studies, and University Libraries


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