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Application Process

How to Participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium:

To apply for the 2018 Dr. Rae Linda Brown Memorial Undergraduate Research Symposium, an abstract must be submitted electronically by the student. The submission deadline is Sunday, February 25, 2018 by 11:59 pm. Abstract submission open on Friday, December 1, 2017.

*For students presenting one abstract as a group, only one Abstract Submission Form is required, but ALL participating students need to be listed accordingly.

Faculty mentors must carefully review and approve all abstracts prior to submission by the student. Students are encouraged to attend Abstract Workshops offered in February for support writing a strong abstract for submission.

For Film, Visual Arts, or Performing Arts, written abstracts should be accompanied by a three minute excerpt video or digital images to be uploaded within the application.

How long must the abstract be?
Abstracts submitted for the Undergraduate Research Symposium must adhere to a strict guideline of one paragraph, no longer than 250 words in length.

How do I get my abstract selected?
Abstracts and application materials will be reviewed by a faculty panel that will recommend students based on the quality of their submission.

Will my abstract be published?
Well written abstracts, containing all required components, that adhere to the general guidelines for a given discipline will be considered for publication on the Undergraduate Research Symposium Program.

Please note: Abstracts cannot be revised after submission; the Office of the Provost will not have the ability to edit or correct submitted materials. Please carefully proofread and spell-check all materials and author names.

Once your submission has been received:
• Student presenters will receive email confirmation of their submission..
• Shortly following the submission deadline, faculty committees will begin the review process. Student presenter(s) and their faculty mentor(s) will receive an email notification indicating whether their submission was accepted or denied in mid-March.
• Additional details including: schedule; specific presentation times and locations; set-up instructions; and other helpful information will be sent to accepted student presenters and their faculty mentors prior to the Symposium date.