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The 24th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Saturday, April 24, 2021

The Symposium celebrates the diversity of undergraduate research and creative activities on campus where students share their research and creative projects.

THE REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!!

reGISTRATION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 11:59PM, APRIL 16, 2021.

Please click here to register an individual or group presentation!

  • Format:  Presenters will upload a YouTube video of their presentation on the event website. Each registrant will receive an automated email upon submitting registration that will include the submission link.
  • Abstracts: All students will be asked to provide an abstract or artist statement of no more than 250 words describing their research/creative scholarship, as well as 2-4 keywords that could be used to search for your presentation. Students are expected to review the abstract with their mentor. The KU Writing Center website provides tips for writing abstracts; advice on writing abstracts and developing keywords can also be found on this site from Springer.
  • Awards: On the registration form, students will select whether they would like to have a judge evaluate their presentation online.  Students who are evaluated will be eligible for an Outstanding Presentation Award ($50) and will get feedback emailed to them. Students who choose not to be evaluated by a judge will not be eligible for an award.
  • ACE Talks: Three students will be selected to be one of the featured speakers at the 2021 online Undergraduate Research Symposium. These students will record a video of themselves presenting their research that will be posted online.  Read more about the ACE Talks.

 

Ways to Share Your Work 

There are a variety of ways you can share your research or creative scholarship through the Online Undergraduate Research Symposium!
 
  • Poster Presentation: Prepare a poster (see KU poster templates here) describing your research and create a pre-recorded 2-3 minute poster talk explaining your poster. You will upload this talk to YouTube then upload the link of your YouTube video to the Symposium by ForagerOne webpage. The submission link is automatically sent to the presenter's KU email address once registration is submitted.
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  • 2021 Online Poster Presentation Guide
  • Poster Presentation Rubric; if you choose to have your presentation evaluated by a judge when you register, this is the rubric the judges would use.
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  • Oral Presentation: Present your research in a pre-recorded 10 minute slideshow. You will upload this talk to YouTube then upload the link of your YouTube video to the Symposium by ForagerOne webpage. The submission link is automatically sent to the presenter's KU email address once registration is submitted.
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  • 2021 Online Oral Presentation Guide
  • Oral Presentation Rubric; if you choose to have your presentation evaluated by a judge when you register, this is the rubric the judges would use.
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  • Display of Creative Work: Prepare a poster (see KU poster templates here) describing your creative work and create a pre-recorded 2-3 minute poster talk explaining your poster. You will upload this talk to YouTube then upload the link of your YouTube video to the Symposium by ForagerOne webpage. The submission link is automatically sent to the presenter's KU email address once registration is submitted.
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  • 2021 Online Display of Creative Work Presentation Guide 
  • Display of Creative Work Rubric; if you choose to have your presentation evaluated by a judge when you register, this is the rubric the judges would use. 
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  • Artist's Talk/ Performance: Present your creative work in a pre-recorded 10 minute artist's talk or performance. You will upload this talk to YouTube then upload the link of your YouTube video to the Symposium by ForagerOne webpage. The submission link is automatically sent to the presenter's KU email address once registration is submitted.
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  • 2021 Online Artist's Talk/Performance Presentation Guide 
  • Artist's Talk - Performance Rubric; if you choose to have your presentation evaluated by a judge when you register, this is the rubric the judges would use. 

 

Submitting Your Presentation

  • An automated email containing the submission link will be sent to the individual or, in the case of group presentations, the main registrant's email address.
  • UPDATED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Students will upload their presentation materials by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 20th.  
 
The website will be launched at 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

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Research teaches critical thinking and problem solving — top skills sought by employers
KU is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research
More than 1,200 students have received Undergraduate Research Awards since 1986
KU's first valedictorian, Flora Richardson, conducted research as an undergraduate before graduating in 1873
Use research to apply what you learned in the classroom to a real problem
Students who perform research develop strong relationships with KU faculty
Research is a hands-on way to explore career options
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