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“St Michael’s is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research and teaching”
In accordance with this goal, the John M. Kelly Library will be hosting an Undergraduate Research Forum and events related to promoting and sharing the research done by undergraduate students. The St. Michael’s College Undergraduate Research Forum is an opportunity for St. Mike’s students to share their research experience, present research papers in the form of a poster presentation and develop skills in scholarly presentation.
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Silvia Vong, Collaborative Learning Librarian
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Submit an abstract and your best research paper or project between November 1, 2013 to January 7, 2014. Successful participants will be notified by the end of January 2014.
Participating students then summarize their research into posters and present it at the Undergraduate Research Forum on February 27, 2014.
Three students will be selected to receive an award based on the quality of research. Winners will be selected by a judging panel.
A poster presentation communicates your research through concise text and visuals. A poster session at a conference allows researchers to present their research in a visual format. A poster presents the main points and ideas from the research while using visuals. A poster presentation is an excellent way to experience graduate or professional studies.
For example of posters in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Science discipline, visit: https://aresty.rutgers.edu/about-aresty/spotlight/2013-best-poster-awards
- A St. Michael’s College student.
- Enrolled in a St. Michael’s College program.
- A certificate of participation.
- The first place winner selected by the judging panel will receive $500
- The second place winner will receive $300
- The third place winner will receive $100
- The paper/project can be on any topic but must be a research-based.
- The paper/project can be from any year of study.
- The paper/project submitted must be accompanied by a reference letter or e-mail by the professor from course.
- A reference letter template for faculty/research supervisors is attached to the application form.
- Prepare a poster (36” L x 48” W), or (3’ x 4’) and submit an electronic version to email@example.com;
- Prepare a 5-10 minute presentation for the judging panel
- Attend a Poster Presentation Workshop offered by the Research and Academic Skills Centre (RASC). The workshop will cover presentation skills and poster design for the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences.
The judging criteria for the posters and presentations will be distributed to selected participants.
February 4-7 | 12 pm
Computer Lab | Room 232, Kelly Library
Selected participants will be required to attend a Research and Academic Skills Centre (RASC) workshop on presenting research. If students are unable to attend the workshop, they can seek alternative arrangements with Silvia Vong through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
February 25 | 2 pm
Kelly Café | Main Floor, Kelly Library
To promote the development of research skills among first and second year students, Richard Carter, Research and Academic Skills Centre (RASC) Co-ordinator will be running a Research Scavenger Hunt. Students will be given a series of clues and tasks related to research in the Library. A $100 prize will be awarded to the student who completes the tasks correctly and in a timely manner.
February 26 | Times TBA
Roundtable Location TBA
The Roundtable is an opportunity for students in independent study courses to share their research and discuss their research in progress. Students will be asked to prepare a 5 – 10 minute summary of their research in progress. The discussion will be facilitated by Library staff and three roundtables throughout the day will be scheduled to accommodate student schedules.
February 27 | 11am to 3pm
Selected participants will present their posters in the Kelly Café. A judging panel comprised of faculty and fellows will visit each poster and will assess the quality of the research. Students will be required to prepare a 10 minute presentation for the judging panel and answer questions. The judging panel will deliberate and award a first ($500), second ($300) and third ($100) place prize to students during the Research Forum Reception. | See "Submit Your Paper"
February 27 | 5am to 7pm
Certificates and prizes will be distributed at the reception from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
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