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Florida Undergraduate Research Conference 

Abstract Deadline: January 15th, 2016

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Application Deadline: EXTENDED to February 19th, 2016

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference 

Registration Deadline: January 15th, 2016

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Undergraduate Research Symposium 

All faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to join us for the fifth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium  
Friday, April 1st, 2016 from 8:30am - 4:00pm 
Live Oak Pavilion 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): March 7th, 2016 by 5:00p.m. 
Notification of acceptance: March 15th, 2016 by 5:00p.m. 
Deadline for poster file submission: March 22nd, 2016 by 12:00p.m.


All students must prepare an abstract of 100-150 words. Student abstracts can be submitted by completing an online application form located here, by March 7th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.   


Instructions for Participating Students

Instructions for Poster Presentations 
For your convenience we have provided 5 poster templates. You may choose to use any of the following for your poster: 

      Poster Template 1
      Poster Template 6 (to be used for Business law students)
  • 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 the evaluation rubric to 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_URS16 in a print-ready PDF format and submit it to ouri@fau.edu  (please also include a powerpoint or jpeg file along with the pdf) no later than 5:00pm on March 22nd, 2016.
  • 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. 


Boot Camp for Presenters

Presentation Boot Camp is a two-day intensive workshop designed to prepare students to present research concepts and findings more effectively to both technical audiences and the general public.  Topics include: knowing and identifying the needs of the audience, highlighting big ideas and take‐home messages, decoding complex concepts with diagrams, and displaying data in meaningful ways. This workshop is limited to 30 students, we encourage you to register early if you would like to attend. Priority will be given to those students who have registered to give oral presentations, but those who plan to give a poster presentation are welcome to register as well.  Participants should keep in mind their presentation during this event.  Students must be available to attend both full days to be eligible to participate.

      Dates: Friday, TBA
      Application Deadline: TBA
      Time:  8:30am-4:00pm, Sign-in starts at 8:00am
      Location: TBA


Please click this link to register for the event.  Faculty mentors are also welcome to register and attend. 


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 .


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