Undergraduate Research Symposium

2020 UG Symposium Canceled: Submit Your Poster ONLINE

The Undergraduate Symposium for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors, scheduled for April 21 has been canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic.

However, the Office of Student Research, working in collaboration with University Libraries, will offer an online poster session. If your abstract was previously accepted, we welcome and encourage you to participate. We hope it will give you the feedback you need to advance your research. It is also an opportunity to win a cash award.

We will post your short abstract and the poster you create. We are unable to accommodate anything but posters in the online format.

For single-author abstracts, please secure your mentor’s approval before submitting your poster.

For multiple-author abstracts, the first-listed undergraduate author should secure approval from other authors and the faculty mentor before submitting the poster.

All submitted posters will be judged and awards will be given in each category.

Your poster will be judged according to the attached rubric. Please note author name(s) and email(s) on the poster.

If you need help, here are some useful resources to assist you with creating a poster. Your mentor can also be a valuable resource.

https://projects.ncsu.edu/project/posters/#Note0

https://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/c.php?g=344931&p=4823350

https://researchguides.library.brocku.ca/poster

Once your poster is complete, go to https://kent.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnEXLHNXU2Og6gd to submit it. You will need to save your poster as both a png file and a jpeg file to upload.

The deadline for poster upload is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. Judges will review posters and make decisions by Friday, May 5.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Gosky at agosky@kent.edu

UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM ON RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CREATIVE ENDEAVORS

Sponsored by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs,  Office of the Provost, Honors College, and University Libraries

2019 winners

View 2019 Symposium Brochure

Click here to submit your abstract

View Abstract Submission Instructions here.

The Value of Student Research

 "Research is a focus that can be used to extend global connections, build new expanded graduate programs, and the real goal, obviously, is to prepare students to face an uncertain future. To have success with research, you have to have a passion for scientific inquiry and creative pursuit."

PAUL E. DICORLETO, PH.D.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS

 

About the Symposium

SYMPOSIUM ELIGIBILITY

NOTICE: The 2020 Undergraduate Symposium is canceled. See above for online poster submission details.

Undergraduate students attending any of Kent State's eight campuses and representing any major are eligible to participate.
Student researchers are required to submit a brief abstract indicating their intent to participate.
The next symposium will be held in April 2021. Watch the website and your email for details about abstract submission dates.
All research, scholarly work, or creative activity must be completed in collaboration with a faculty or graduate student mentor.

BENEFITS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

  • Participate in an academically enriching experience
  • Build your professional resume
  • Win cash awards for exemplary presentations
  • Not participating? That's OK — Come support your classmates, and
  • Learn more about student research opportunities. Earn FLASHperks!

HAVE QUESTION?
Please direct any questions regarding the Symposium to ugresearch@kent.edu or Ann Gosky, Director of the Office of Student Research, at agosky@kent.edu or 330-672-0837.