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Undergraduate Research

Library 1450
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4696

Information and Call for Proposals

Scholars Symposium: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research at UCM

What: UCM's Thirteenth Annual Scholars Symposium
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
JCK Library

Scholars Symposium is an annual event devoted to showcasing outstanding undergraduate research and creative endeavors at UCM. All UCM students are invited to submit an abstract for possible presentation at the Symposium. Students are encouraged to submit "in process" research/creative work as well as finished projects.

All abstracts must be 250 words or less. Abstracts will be evaluated by faculty members of The Honors College Advisory Committee. Deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended to 8:00 a.m. on March 3, 2014. Decisions regarding submissions will be made in early March.

In addition to having the experience of presenting at the Scholars Symposium, students will receive a certificate of participation and have their abstracts published on the Undergraduate Research website.

To promote engaged dialogue, the primary format of the Scholars Symposium is that of roundtable presentations. All participants in the Scholars Symposium will be assigned to discipline-specific roundtable panels. Brief power point presentations and/or interactive oral presentations are encouraged. Presenters will be allotted approximately 10 - 15 minutes in which to highlight the main elements of their work. Presentations will be followed by group discussion. Roundtable panels will be moderated by UCM faculty members.

Presentations of research from across the academic disciplines are encouraged. Additionally, the Scholars Symposium organizers especially welcome proposals from students engaged in creative endeavors such as art, photography, graphic design, music, theater, dance and creative writing.

Art, photography, sculpture and other creative projects suitable for public display may be exhibited on the ground floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.

Interactive demonstrations and displays that make use of recent technologies may be placed on exhibit in and around the JCKL Atrium.

Performances, such as stage, dance or musical productions and readings, are welcome and will be accommodated in JCKL or elsewhere, if necessary. For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Research website or contact Dr. Ciraulo.