UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM 36
Friday, April 1, 2016 EMU Student Center
Celebrating the exceptional academic work of Eastern Michigan University undergraduate students, the Undergraduate Symposium showcases student research and creative projects. Presentations, completed with faculty mentors, represent all academic disciplines.
ONLINE NOMINATION SITE
Open to students
November 15, 2015 - January 15, 2016.
THE UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM IS...
A one-day program to recognize and celebrate the exceptional academic work of EMU undergraduate students. Hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences, the previous Symposium involved 488 student presenters supported by 187 faculty mentors.
A collection of research or creative projects that may be:
- An outstanding research paper, independent study, lab research project, performance, design-based project, or honors thesis.
- Work may be by single or multiple authors (no more than four authors per presentation).
- Open to undergraduate students from all colleges and disciplines of the University who have been nominated by a faculty sponsor and recommended by the respective department/school.
An opportunity for participating students to share the results of their research and creative academic activities in a conference format through an oral presentation, poster display or exhibit format.
- Oral presentations, whether single or multiple authors, are allotted 15 minutes to present during one of four sessions: a brief introduction of the student(s) by the faculty sponsor, a ten-minute presentation of the academic work, and a short question-and-answer period.
- Poster presentations are displayed during one of three sessions. Each poster session is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- The Design Expo demonstrates the outcomes of design-based projects. Often interdisciplinary and collaborative in nature these are presented in an exhibit format. The projects on exhibit are open to the public 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The nomination process:
- Begins with faculty members identifying students who have achieved exceptional levels of work and notifying the department/school of their intent to nominate.
- Involves the completion of an online nomination, including a 75-word abstract, begun by the student and supported by the faculty sponsor.
- Continues with department/school support of completed nominations and abstracts and the forwarding of these to the event's planning committee.