Abstract Deadline: January 15th, 2016
Application Deadline: EXTENDED to February 19th, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 15th, 2016
The FAU School of Communication and Multimedia Studies is hosting several colloquia throughout the semester. Speakers include Dr. Gerald Sim and Olympia Kiriakou, a Ph.D. candidate from Kings College London. For more information, click here.
Undergraduate Research Symposium
All faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited tojoin usfor thesixth annual Undergraduate ResearchSymposium
Friday, April 1st, 2016 from 8:30am - 4:00pm
Tentative 2017 date: March 31st, 2017
Live OakPavilion and Grand Palm Room, Boca Raton Campus.
Students engaged in undergraduate research may present their findings either through a poster presentation or an oral presentation. If space becomes an issue, OURI will limit the number of presentations to two per faculty mentor.Here are some important deadlines for abstract and poster submissions:
Deadline for abstract submission (100-150 words): 2017 deadline TBDby 5:00p.m.
Notification of acceptance:2017 deadline TBD by5:00p.m.
Deadline for poster file submission:2017 deadline TBDAll students must prepare an abstract of 100-150 words. Student abstractscan be submitted by completing anonline application form located here, by 2017 deadline TBD 5:00 p.m.
Instructions for Participating Students
Instructions for Poster Presentations
For your convenience we have provided 5 poster templates. If you choose to have OURI print your poster, you MUST use one of the following for your poster:
- As you prepare your poster, please keep in mind that your audience may have no prior knowledge of your topic. You are encouraged to use graphs, photographs, and other visual aides to help the viewer understand your project.
- Your banner should contain a title for your project, the authors, and your college. Use the font and color choices provided on the template.
- Do not change the font colors and size from those in the template. Do not change the color of the background. Do not move or resize the logo.
- The font for text within the poster should be no smaller than 32 point.
- As a condition of your participation in the Symposium, you must stand by your poster during the full time allotted to the poster session and be prepared to address questions or comments.
- Please view theevaluation rubricto better prepare your poster presentation.
Poster Printing Instructions:
- The Division of Student Affairs has kindly agreed to print your posters for this Symposium at no cost.
- Please use one of our poster templates(above) and save your presentation as LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_URS17 in a print-ready PowerPoint format ONLY and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org later than 12:00pm on 2017 deadline TBD.
- Before you submit your presentation, be sure that your Faculty Mentor has reviewed and approved your poster.
- If you have already had your posters printed or intend to print yourself, please inform us of this as well. In these cases, we will not be able to cover the costs of printing.
- The printed poster should be three feet by four feet.
Instructions for Oral Presentations
- Students are allotted eight minutes to present their findings, with an additional 2 minutes for audience questions.
- Keep in mind that your audience may have no prior knowledge of your topic.
- Before discussing detailed findings, situate your research within some broader context and identify early-on the research question or problem that your project aims to address (as appropriate).
- Power Point and Prezi presentations are encouraged
Please view the evaluation rubric to better prepare your oral presentation.
Presentation Support for Presenters
2016 Workshops on Creating a Poster and Oral Presentation: (2017 workshops to be determined)
- February 25th at 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on the Boca Campus, General Classroom South, GS 222
- March 15th at 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on the Boca Campus, Dean’s Conference Room, GS 214B (Video conference available at Davie LA 139 and Jupiter SR 268)
Undergraduate Research Symposium Digital Collection of Posters
FAU’s Digital Library (DL) maintains a lab equipped to digitally convert materials to facilitate access to educational resources as well as for the purpose of preservation. Materials digitized include monographs, maps, documents, newspapers, pamphlets, photographs (negatives/slides), and audio and video recordings.
The DL ensures the quality of its collections by performing all digitization in house, maintaining the latest scanning hardware and software, and utilizing the expertise of skilled staff. Source materials are converted to digitally accessible files according to field standards and best practices to maximize the quality of FAU libraries digital versions.
The Digital Library will assist faculty and campus partners in the use of the FAU institutional repository and also seeks external partners to help create digital collections that will further the educational and research mission of FAU.The digital collection for FAU’s Undergraduate Research Symposia is available at this link:https://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3Augr.