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Abstract Submission for 2019 Undergraduate Research Festival is Now Open

by   |  12.10.18  |  Abstracts, General Announcements

Abstract submission for the 2019 ACU Undergraduate Research Festival is now open.

Undergraduate students who have performed research between April 2018 and April 2019 may submit their abstracts through the Abstract Submission form.  Abstract submission will close Feb 8, 2019.

The Research Festival will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

For tips on abstract writing and to learn how the abstracts will be evaluated go to the Research Festival Blog at blogs.acu.edu/researchfest. For questions contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at uresearch@acu.edu or the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as orsp@acu.edu.

Oral Presentation Rubric

by   |  02.18.13  |  Conference Tips, General Announcements, Oral Presentations tips, Rubrics

All presentations will be judged in two major categories Research Design and Presentation and Persuasiveness, each with seven subcategories. The three major areas (Arts & Humanities, Social Science, and STEM) will be judged on the same things for Presentation and Persuasiveness. Arts & Humanities has a different rubric for Research and Design

All Areas Presentation and Persuasiveness

1. Organization and Preparation

2. Use of Visual Aids

3. Use of Voice for Maximum Effect

4. Use of Gestures, Movement, and Facial Expression for Emphasis

5. Use of Eye Contact

6. Answers to Audience’s Questions

7. Explanation of the Project’s Significance

STEM and Social Sciences Research and Design Rubrics

Click to see the full Stem and Social Science Rubric.

Research Design

1. Introduction of Research

2. Statement of Hypothesis/ Research Question

3. Goals and Objectives

4. Explanation of Methodology

5. Presentation of Results and Conclusions

6. Understanding of the Problem or Challenge Addressed

7. Use of Literature in the Field

Arts and Humanities Rubric

Click to see the full Arts and Humanities Rubric.

Research Design

1. Introduction of Research

2. Statement of Thesis/ Research Question

3. Goals and Objectives

4. Explanation of Methodology or Theoretical Framework

5. Presentation of Conclusions and/or Answer(s) to Research Question

6. Explaining the Value or Relevance of the Research to the Field

7. Use of Literature in the Field

Poster Presentation Rubric

by   |  02.18.13  |  Conference Tips, FAQs, General Announcements, Poster Presentations, Rubrics

Poster Presentations are judged on two major categories, Research Design and Presentation and Persuasiveness, each with several subcategories. Click to see the full Poster rubric.

Research Design

1. Introduction of Research

2. Statement of Hypothesis/ Research Question

3. Goals and Objectives

4. Explanation of Methodology

5. Presentation of Results and Conclusions

6. Understanding of the Problem or Challenge Addressed

7. Use of Literature in the Field

Presentation and Persuasiveness

1. Overall Poster Design

2. Use of Images and Text

3. Grammar, Spelling, and Style

4. Verbal Presentation

5. Use of Eye Contact

6. Answers to Questions

7. Explanation of the Project’s Significance

FAQs

by   |  01.28.13  |  Abstracts, Conference Tips, FAQs, General Announcements

Who is eligible to present?

Any student who performed undergraduate research from the April the year before the Research Festival until the current Research Festival. This includes students who graduated December before the Research Festival.

I did research outside of my university, can I still present?

Yes! Many students have done research in summer research programs at other universities. We would love to hear about your experiences.

You can put the name of your research mentor at your university as your mentor or have a faculty member from your department here be your mentor for the Research Festival. It is strongly recommended that you have a faculty member proof your abstract before you submit it.

I did independent research and did not have a faculty mentor, can I still participate?

Yes! You have to options on filling out the Abstract Submission Form. You may put “none” in the blanks about the Research Mentor. A better option would be to have a member of your department act as your mentor for the Research Festival. They can help you with crafting your abstract and presentation.

Do you have to be an ACU student to participate?

No, all university students from Abilene are invited to participate.

I may have a conflict on one of the days, what can I do?

The Abstract Submission Form has a blank in which you may communicate potential conflicts to us.

Are there prizes?

Yes