Honors College Symposium and Research Day
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- Important Dates
- Registration Instructions
- Posters & Fine Art
The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University is celebrating the academic achievements of its students, and particularly those students in the Class of 2014, with its twelfth annual Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Research. All Wilkes Honors College students are engaged in interesting research and creative activities, including their senior thesis projects. The Symposium showcases honors students and their projects in a one-day event that includes a series of concurrent talks, a poster session, and a visual arts presentation.
Sikander has received the Medal of Art by the US Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton (2012), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement 'Genius Award (2006), and the National Pride of honor by the Pakistani Government (2005), among other awards and honors. In 2006, the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland appointed Sikander as a Young Global Leader. In 2010, Sikander was elected as National Academician by the National Academy in New York City. Sikander served on the Master Jury 2013 for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. She is a member of the Asian Art Council at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and is also a member of the board of trustees of Art21, the non-profit organization that produces Art in the Twenty-First Century documentaries.
In addition to her BFA in 1991 from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Sikander received her MFA in 1995 from the Rhode Island School of Design. Sikander's work launched a major following at the National College of Arts in Lahore during the 1990's, inspiring many others to re-contextualize the Indo-Persian miniature painting tradition.
Selected exhibitions include (solo): SFAI and Mass Art 2011-2012; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, 2009; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2007; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, 1999; The Renaissance Society, Chicago, 1998; T he 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013; The 5th Auckland Triennial, 2013; The Sharjah Biennial 11, 2013; La Biennale di Venezia, 2005; 8th International Istanbul Biennial, 2003; The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, 1999; The Whitney Biennial Exhibition, 1997
Friday, April 11, 2014
Please join us for a reception in the Honors College Atrium from 2 - 4 pm.
Important Dates for 2014
|Date||Event / Task|
Friday, Nov. 22
|Registration Opens for Creative Research Abstracts|
|Monday, Feb. 17||Registration Opens for All Research Abstracts|
|Monday, March 17||Draft abstracts are due to advisors|
|Friday, March 21||
FINAL ABSTRACTS ARE DUEDraft posters are due to advisors
|Thursday, March 27||
Final PowerPoint files for
POSTERS are due for printing
|Friday, March 28||Students are notified of acceptance and presentation schedule will be published|
|Friday, April 11||Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Research|
Abstract Registration Instructions
Your abstract of 150 words or less should describe succinctly the major result or point of your presentation. The abstract provides an opportunity for you to draw an audience to your presentation, so try to make the abstract both interesting and informative. You are required to consult with your thesis advisor or your course instructor for advice on writing your abstract.
Title No limit in size, but please be reasonable.
Author(s) List all people who contributed significantly to this research. List the presenting author first.
Email The primary email address of the presenting author should be included. Email addresses of other authors may be given as well.
Abstract No more than 150 words. This is a concise summary of the work to be presented (see example below).
Type of presentation Check the appropriate box(es) for your work. If you will be presenting something other than a talk or poster, please provide information regarding how the work will be displayed.
Type of project If this is a senior thesis project, indicate the expected semester of graduation (e.g., Spring 10). If this is work assigned for a course, provide course number and name (e.g., ISC 4933 Data Analysis). If you are presenting work completed for another purpose, such as an internship, please provide brief details.
Advisor/Professor List your thesis advisor or course professor as appropriate. If the project was completed for some other purpose, list the person responsible for overseeing the project.
" An increase in task difficulty or in time pressure during the performance of cognitive tasks decreased the ability of older adults to recall the tasks at a later time. Adult age differences in recall of cognitive tasks were smaller for easier than for more difficult tasks, and age differences were smaller for cognitive tasks without time pressure than for tasks with time pressure. Older adults may have difficulty remembering difficult cognitive tasks and tasks with time pressure because of an increase in anxiety. During difficult or time pressured cognitive tasks, older adults may have trouble inhibiting negative thoughts about their performance, and thus they may devote fewer working memory resources to aspects of the tasks that would be beneficial for task recall. "
Professional Courtesy: Please keep in mind that if you submit an abstract for a paper or poster, you are committing to making a presentation at the Symposium. Backing out of a talk at the conference is unacceptable in the academic world, except in cases of absolute emergency. When papers are withdrawn after acceptance, some professional organizations will bar the contributor from making another presentation for two years. The Honors College Symposium is a professional conference, and presenters are expected to treat it as such.
Poster Guidelines and Submission Instructions
See Important Dates for deadlines
CREATING YOUR POSTER
Use the POSTER TEMPLATE to create your poster.
Due to the high cost of printing, only one copy of each poster will be printer. If you make an error on your poster, you will be charged $25 to print a second copy.
Fine Art Submission
Coordinate with Professor Dorotha Lemeh, 561-799-8019.
|Professional Courtesy: Please keep in mind that if you submit an abstract for a paper or poster, you are committing to making a presentation at the Symposium. Backing out of a talk at a conference is unacceptable in the academic world, except in cases of absolute emergency. When papers are withdrawn after acceptance, some professional organizations will bar the contributor from making another presentation for two years. The Honors College Symposium is a professional conference, and presenters are expected to treat it as such.|
Symposium Abstract, Poster, Visual Project Submission Form
See Important Dates for deadlines.
Giving a Speech: Tips & Tricks
Use visual aids with care - this is the most efficient way to improve your presentation. Remember that the visual aids are exactly that - aids. They are supposed to help your talk, not to be your talk.
TIPS FOR POSTERS
For Scientific posters, be sure to clearly state the question your study addresses, your hypotheses, and your conclusions. Give a brief description of your methods.
TIPS FOR POWERPOINT
Keep in mind that using PowerPoint will not make a bad talk look good! If you use PowerPoint, the following apply: