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Graduate Scholars Symposium

Your Chance to Shine

The UCM Scholars Symposium (formerly the Graduate Scholars Symposium) showcases the outstanding research and scholarship at UCM.

 

The 2022 UCM Scholars Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, 2022, will include multiple presentation formats for students, undergraduate and graduate, faculty, and staff.  

 

Symposium Details

Graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines are encouraged to present their research 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 2022 event will include live presentations, poster presentations, as well as electronic presentations available for asynchronous viewing.  

 

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

  • The presentation can be added to the student's resume.
  • The Symposium provides a comfortable environment and good starting point for student's professional or scholarly careers.
  • Provides students with the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication skills.
  • Allows students to share their projects and scholarly work with the UCM campus.
  • No cost to participate.

Presentation Formats

Student (Graduate and Undergraduate) Presentations

Graduate and Undergraduate students enrolled for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 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 by one of three presentation formats:  Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation, or E-entry.

Oral Presentation details:
- 10-12 minute verbal presentation/demonstration of scholarly work, with 3 minutes of Q&A, to a live audience 
- Multiple students can present 
- A visual aid is highly recommended
- Presentations will take place in the Elliott Student Union, on 3/30/22, between 9am and 1pm (schedule TBD)
- Overall, the presentation must provide an in-depth explanation of the research project, professional topic, or creative work

 

Poster Presentation details:
- Students can share their scholarly work via a printed poster (no verbal presentation)
- All posters will be displayed in the Elliott Student Union Ballroom, on 3/30/22, between 9am and 1pm
- Projects with multiple students are acceptable
- No cost for printing of poster in full color
     - Poster printing deadline:  Sunday, March 13, 2022, by midnight (via email to ger@ucmo.edu)
- Overall, the presentation must provide an in-depth explanation of the research project, professional topic, or creative work

 

E-entry Presentation details:
- Students can share their scholarly work via a prerecorded electronic presentation available on 3/30/22 via the UCM website
- Multiple students can present
- Students can create a 5-10  minute prerecorded narrated PowerPoint presentation or similar presentation format
- The electronic presentation must include a verbal explanation and visual aids
- Presentations must be submitted via email, in electronic file, to ger@ucmo.edu by Wednesday, March 16, by midnight
- Overall, the presentation must provide an in-depth explanation of the research project, professional topic, or creative work

 

 

Staff and Faculty

UCM staff and faculty are invited to showcase their scholarly work for the campus community.  The Symposium is open to any faculty or staff performing any type of research, scholarship, or creative work, completed or in progress. Staff and faculty can present their research via a poster presentation (no verbal presentation).  Staff and faculty posters will be displayed along side student posters, providing the opportunity for comparison and discussion.  The staff/faculty member is responsible for creating and printing the poster.  
- All posters will be displayed in the Elliott Student Union Ballroom, on the day of the event, 3/30/22, between 9am and 1pm
- All posters must be printed and delivered to the GER Office (WDE 1900) no later than 10:00 am on Monday, March 28, 2022 

Registration Information

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 2021 or Spring 2022 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 27, 2022 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
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022 marked on your calender!  

Click Here to Register!  

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

2022 UCM Scholars Symposium
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Elliott Student Union - Warrensburg Campus

9am - 1pm:  All student, faculty, and staff poster presentations will be on display in the Elliott Student Union Ballroom
9am - 1pm:  Student oral presentations will take place in the Elliott Student Union (schedule TBD)
All day:  Student E-entry presentations will be available for asynchronous viewing via the UCM website  

3:00 - 4:15pm:  The UCM Scholars Symposium awards ceremony and formal presentation, will include:
- Welcome
- Recognition of annual graduate student awards and scholarships
- Reid Hemphill Outstanding Graduate Student Award winning presentation
- Faculty Scholar Award winning presentation
- Undergraduate Faculty Mentor Award winning presentation
-  Closing Remarks 

4:15 - 6:00pm:  Open poster viewing, light refreshments, and scholarly discussion

 

 

Contact

Graduate Education & Research
Ward Edwards 1900
Tel: (660) 543-4729

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