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UCM Scholars Symposium

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to present their research, creative projects, and scholarly work at the annual UCM Scholars Symposium at the University of Central Missouri. This symposium takes place during the spring semester each year.  

 

The goals of the Symposium are to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of research and scholarship at UCM.  

Benefits of presenting at the Symposium

  • Allows students or staff to build their resume and faculty to build their vitae.
  • Provides a comfortable environment and good starting point for student's professional and scholarly careers.
  • Provides students, staff, and faculty with the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication skills.
  • Enables students, staff, and faculty to share their projects and scholarly work with the UCM campus.
  • Does not cost anything to participate.

 

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The symposium is the university’s premier event dedicated to showcasing outstanding research and creative project achievements. Registration is free for current UCM students, faculty, and staff. Registration is open to all current UCM graduate and undergraduate students enrolled during the Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semesters, current faculty, and current staff performing any type of research, scholarship, or creative work, completed or in progress. The registration deadline is Sunday, February 26, 2023, by midnight.   

Before accessing the registration form, collect the following items/information:

  • title of presentation
  • abstract for presentation (250 words)
  • all authors/presenters (faculty, staff, student) name and email addresses
  • student presentation format selection
  • DOR response letter or IRB/IACUC approval letter
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023, marked on your calender!  

Click Here to Register

Presentation Formats

Student (Graduate and Undergraduate) Presentations

Graduate and Undergraduate students enrolled for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 are eligible to participate. The Symposium is open to any student performing any type of research, scholarship, or creative work, completed or in progress.  All students can participate in the Symposium through one of the following presentation formats:

Oral Presentation details:
- Students can share their scholarly work via oral presentation (in-person)
- Multiple students can present
- 10-12 minute presentation, with 3 minutes for Q&A 
- Overall, the presentation must provide an in-depth explanation of the research project, professional topic, or creative work
- Visual aid required (Google Slides or PowerPoint is recommended)

Poster Presentation details:
- Students can share their scholarly work via poster (no verbal presentation)
- All posters will be displayed during the Symposium on April 4, 2023
- Projects with multiple students are acceptable
- Overall, the poster must provide an in-depth explanation of the research project, professional topic, or creative work
- Poster file must be submitted via email, in electronic file, to undergradresearch@ucmo.edu by Wednesday March 19, 2023 by midnight
- All student posters will be printed at NO COST to the student

Prerecorded E-entry Video Presentation details:
Students can share their scholarly work via a prerecorded electronic presentation available on April 4, 2023 via the UCM website
- Multiple students can present
- Students can create a 10-12 minute prerecorded, narrated PowerPoint presentation or similar presentation format
- Verbal explanation and visual aid required
- Overall, the presentation must provide an in-depth explanation of the research project, professional topic, or creative work
- Presentations must be submitted via email, in electronic file, to undergradresearch@ucmo.edu by Wednesday, March 19, 2023 by midnight

Student Awards

Students who register for the Symposium by the registration deadline will receive an official certificate of participation to include in their resume/digital portfolio. Students will also receive a gift of appreciation (TBD) for participating in this year's event.

Event Schedule

2023 Scholars Symposium
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Elliott Student Union (various locations)
Warrensburg Campus

9:00am-10:00am – Opening remarks and refreshments 

10:00am-2:00pm – Student Oral Presentations (schedule will be set closer to event)

9:00am-3:00pm – Open viewing of Research Posters  

 

Contact

Dr. Tom Goldstein
Director of Undergraduate Research
(660) 543-8128
Tel: undergradresearch@ucmo.edu

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