Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo
11th Annual Carolyn & Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research & Creativity Expo
9:00am – 3:00pm, Monday April 10, 2017
in the Elliott University Center
Click here for the complete schedule including all presentations, performances, and exhibits (pdf, 29 pages)
Click below to view the schedule for oral presentations organized by subject. You may also view a list of all oral presentations arranged alphabetically by student’s last name.
Poster Presentations and Exhibits
Click to view the morning or afternoon poster presentations. You may also view a list of all poster presentations arranged alphabetically by student’s last name.
What is the Expo?
Preparing for the 2017 Expo? Resources for Students
- Abstract Submission Instructions
- Creating Effective Abstracts
- Guidelines to help develop Abstracts and Summaries
- How to Create an Effective Poster Presentation Workshop Slides
- How to Create an Effective Poster Presentation Workshop Dates/Sign Up
Frequently Asked Questions
Which presentation type should I choose?
- Exhibit -All exhibits will be displayed in various rooms in the EUC. Please advise URSCO, in the space provided on the application, of any special needs (table, power, etc.) you may have. Space is limited and all exhibits must be scaled appropriately (44″ wide x 62″ high). Students should plan to stand next to their exhibit for their entire session to answer questions or to explain the project. Entries in this category will be pre-juried. For more information, please contact the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Oral presentation -Students who present in this format will stand in front of an audience to discuss their research. Each presentation will be allotted a total of 12 minutes, please allow 2-3 minutes for questions (i.e., students could plan to talk for 10 minutes and use 2 minutes for questions and answers). Each of the oral presentation rooms are equipped with a computer and projector. We can also accommodate panel discussion.
- Scholarly Performance -Students presenting a previously recorded performance will be allotted a total of 15 minutes, including the question and answer sessions. For example, the student could use the first 2 minutes to explain the work, use 10 minutes show the performance and use the last 2-3 minutes for questions/answers. Entries in this category will be pre-juried. For more information, please contact Associate Dean, Dr. Lawrence Jenkens, in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (email@example.com).
- Poster presentation -Students will present a 36″ by 42″ poster. The poster will hang by pushpins on a display board. Tri-fold poster boards will not be allowed. The presenter(s) should plan to be present for their entire session to answer questions or to explain the project. URSCO will hold “How to Create an Effective Poster Presentation” sessions and print posters for presenters.
*A committee will judge selected presentations and determine the top three for awards in each category (listed below). Your faculty mentor must approve your self nomination. Only those students who have completed EXCEPTIONAL work should submit for evaluation. If you wish to be considered, the URSCO will contact your mentor by March 2nd for approval, which must be given by March 8th. If your faculty mentor does not approve, you will not be eligible for consideration.
- Business, Economic, Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Mathematics, Life and Physical Sciences
- Exhibit – Visual Arts
- Music, Theatre, and Dance