Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity
April 11 - 12, 2014
DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO MARCH 20, 2014
The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) and the College of Arts & Letters (A&L) are proud to co-host this year’s Undergraduate Symposium. We are excited that all colleges on campus are co-sponsoring this event, and we hope to see undergraduate students from across campus participate in large numbers as both presenters and attendees. This year’s Symposium promises to be an exciting one!
WHO SHOULD SUBMIT TO PRESENT THEIR WORK?
All undergraduate students engaged in research and/or creative activities are encouraged to submit their work for presentation. Students can present work done in many different contexts, including for thesis projects, independent studies, or classes (assuming IRB/IACUC approval if relevant).
WHY WOULD A STUDENT WANT TO PRESENT?
- Don Drapeau Undergraduate Research Prizes! Sixteen prize categories with first place awards of $500 (second place $250) in each category
- Experience. Gain valuable professional experience and develop your resume/CV.
- Networking. Meet other students, hear & see presentations, and learn more about what is happening at Southern Miss
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE SYMPOSIUM, and WHEN?
The Symposium will begin on Friday late afternoon (4pm) in the Theatre and Dance Building with a welcome, opening plenary lecture, and dance performance by some of our best undergraduate dancers. We will conclude that evening with a reception so that students can mix and mingle with one another and with faculty as well as pick up their registration materials.
On Saturday, April 12th, the Symposium will begin bright and early in the Liberal Arts Building, with the first session of papers starting at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Coffee and light breakfast items will be available in the lobby starting at 7:30 a.m.
Saturday events will include paper and poster sessions, a lunch at the Powerhouse (with music by undergraduate performers), and an art exhibit in Cook Library. We will conclude that day with awards for the prizewinners in each of the sixteen categories, as well as winners of great door prize baskets.
WHO CAN COME TO THE SYMPOSIUM?
All students and faculty are encouraged to register and attend. You do not need to present to attend. In fact, students who have not yet engaged in research are especially encouraged to come to the Symposium to see what student research is all about and learn how they might get involved in the future. We will have a panel that addresses how students can start getting involved in research if they haven’t already.
Please check this website frequently, as we will add to it as the Symposium nears. Note that we also need faculty and graduate students to volunteer to serve as judges and/or session presiders. Follow the links below for additional information and to submit, volunteer to judge, and/or register. We would appreciate you helping us publicize this Symposium through word of mouth and social media (#UGS2014).
We look forward to seeing you on the weekend of April 11th and 12th!