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Abstract Submission for 2018 Research Festival Now Open

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Activities, Announcement, Conferences, Student Researcher, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Abstract Submission for 2018 Research Festival Now Open

Abstract submission for the 2018 ACU Undergraduate Research Festival is now open.

Undergraduate students who have performed research between April 2017 and March 2018 may submit their abstracts through the Abstract Submission form.  Abstract submission will close Feb 2, 2018.

The Research Festival will be March 27, 2018.

For tips on abstract writing and to learn how the abstracts will be evaluated go to the Research Festival Blog at For questions contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at or the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as

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Spring Conference Travel

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Arts, Conferences, Feature, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM | Comments Off on Spring Conference Travel

This spring more than 30 ACU Undergraduate Researchers and 16 Faculty Mentors traveled to conferences across the country to present their research and creative works. These conferences include:

  • 4th Annual Cultural Inclusion Conference
  • Alpha Chi National Conference
  • American Advertising Awards & DSVC National Student Show and Conference
  • American Chemical Society National Conference
  • American Educational Research Association
  • College Band Directors National Association Conference
  • National Conference of Chemical Education
  • NYC Senior Showcase
  • South-Central Renaissance Conference
  • Southwestern Psychological Association
  • Texas Academy of Science Annual Meeting
  • Texas Branch American Society for Microbiology Spring Meeting
  • Texas Music Educators Association Conference
  • Texas Society of Mammalogists
  • Western Social Science Association Annual Conference

Here are some photos from the conferences:






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Fall Conferences 2016

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Activities, Arts, Conferences, Feature, Grants, Social Sciences, STEM | Comments Off on Fall Conferences 2016

ACU undergraduate students and their mentors presented their work at conferences this fall across the US and in Canada. Conferences at which students presented include:

  • Texoma region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
  • Quadrennial Physics Conference
  • North American Christians in Social Work Annual convention
  • Evolution 2016
  • University of New Mexico McNair Research Conference
  • 2016 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics
  • 2016 Developing Excellence Forum: WASH Summit
  • Literacy Research Association
  • National McNair Research Conference in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
  • Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education
  • Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics:The 100th OSA Annual Meeting and Exhibit/Laser Science XXXII
  • Association for the Sociology of Religion


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Spring Conferences 2016

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Conferences, Feature | Comments Off on Spring Conferences 2016

ACU students have been traveling all over the United States presenting their research. Some of the conferences include:

American Chemical Society National Conference, Alpha Chi National Convention, Eastern Communication Association Conference, Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, National Association of Social Work Baccalaureate Program Directors Annual Conference, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Pacific Sociological Association Meeting, Texas Academy of Science.

We are so proud of all of these students, but some items of note include:

The School of Social Work taking 31 students to their conference.

At the Alpha Chi National Conference, Kristen Brehm won 1st place for her presentation in the chemistry division. Jeffrey Wooliscroft won a regional Alpha Chi scholarship, and Tina Johnson and Hailey Yamada both received chapter scholarships.

Jamie Thompson and James Nix placed 2nd overall among over 75 undergraduate posters at the Texas Academy of Science meeting.

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2016 ACU Undergraduate Research Festival

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Activities, Conferences, Feature | Comments Off on 2016 ACU Undergraduate Research Festival

The ACU Undergraduate Research Festival is an annual conference at which ACU undergraduate students present research they have done in the last year. The 8th Research Festival was April 5, 2016. Read more about the Festival and award winners at

The 9th Research Festival will be April 4, 2017.

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Research Festival T-Shirt Design Contest – $50 Prize

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Activities, Announcement, Conferences | Comments Off on Research Festival T-Shirt Design Contest – $50 Prize

The Student Panel on Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is soliciting an original design to print on the Research Festival t-shirt to be sold at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Festival. Profits from the t-shirt sales will go toward funding student travel to external conferences. If your design is chosen by SPUR you will receive a prize of $50 and, of course, a free t-shirt. You must be an ACU undergraduate student to participate.

We suggest that the design represent more than one area of research. You may if you wish incorporate the Undergraduate Research Crest on the t-shirt. Please email if you would like copy of the crest.

The design must include the elements:
1. The text “ACU Undergraduate Research Festival”
2. The current year, 2016
3. One color for the printed design

You retain ownership, but grant the ACU Office of Undergraduate Research rights to use your art. Please submit your design electronically to the Office of Undergraduate Research at The office may also be contacted with questions regarding designs and this contest, in general. Submissions are due by 5 PM Friday, February 5. We look forward to seeing your work! 

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