The Office of Student Research is pleased to announce our 27th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024 in the Plemmons Student Union.
OSR is excited to celebrate the 26th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors. We hope you can present and attend! The Celebration will take place on the 4th Floor of Plemmons Student Union on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 - doors open at 8:30 AM. This event showcases the research and creative activities occurring with students on our campus. We encourage all members of the campus community to join us.
Morning sessions begin at 9:00 AM and run until 12:00 PM. This includes the Student Poster Competition event where the top 10 Undergraduate and Graduate students will present their abstract in front of a panel of Faculty Judges. Awards and brief announcements will occur at 12:45 PM. Afternoon sessions will resume at 1:00 PM and end by 4:00 PM. Students will be presenting posters and platform talks throughout the day. A full program for Research Day 2023 will be posted by April 14.
Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors Past Programs linked below:
The Celebration showcases meaningful research in all disciplines by undergraduates and graduate students at Appalachian.
Abstracts should follow the appropriate guidelines set in your discipline. All abstracts should be well-written and well-organized. Additionally, they must be supported by at least one Faculty Mentor. Students can only submit ONE abstract as the Lead Author. No late submissions will be accepted. Please proof your abstract for grammatical errors, correct spelling of names, title, and academic departments as OSR cannot edit or make changes to an abstract once it is submitted.
We encourage students to submit from all disciplines. In addition, we will accept students who are in the proposal stage and have not yet collected any data (although these projects are not eligible for our poster competition).
There will be two presentation formats available, poster and oral/performance/demonstration.
Submit theCelebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors Abstract Submission Form. Due to extreme scheduling constraints, students can only submit one abstract per year as lead author and we cannot accept any late submissions. The deadline for submissions was Friday, March 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm - please note our deadline was earlier than in previous years.
NOTE: Please make sure to diligently proof your entries on this form for grammatical errors, correct spelling of names, title, and academic departments for students and faculty. All data related to the Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors is compiled electronically, directly from your abstract submission. We cannot edit or make any changes to an abstract once it has been submitted.
Student Research Poster Competition
In addition to submitting an abstract, students may also choose to be part of the annual Student Poster Competition (see the check box on the abstract submission form). The Poster Competition is an extremely competitive event and only projects that are student driven should be entered. Abstracts submitted for this competition should be those in which the student contributed a significant portion to the project (research question, design, procedures, analysis, and interpretation). Projects must also be 100% completed at the time of abstract submission. Only the lead author will be eligible for the poster competition. Faculty reviewers are taken from various disciplines across campus. Submissions undergo a peer review process to select the top 10 posters for Undergraduate and Graduate students. Students selected into the Poster Competition will need to submit their final, completed poster for continued review by April 12, 2023. Additionally, finalists will be asked to present their poster in front of a panel of Faculty judges at the Celebration where the final 3 in each category (graduate and undergraduate) will be determined and receive awards.
Only completed submissions will be considered for the poster competition. Proposals or those with partial data will not be moved forward in the review process.
Abstracts will be reviewed based upon the following:
- Methods or approach to the question
- Findings or Concluding statements
- Scholarly impact
To be eligible you must be available and willing to make a brief 3-5 minute presentation of your poster to the Faculty review committee on the morning of the Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors. The top 10 posters in each division (graduate and undergraduate) will be asked to make presentations. As mentioned above, those selected in the top 10 must submit their final, completed poster for continued review by April 12, 2023.
Presentations will be reviewed based upon the following:
- Overall understanding of the project
- Ability to answer questions on the project
- Level of leadership /involvement in the project
- Poster appearance
Awards will be presented prior to the start of the afternoon poster sessions.
Exhibiting Your Work
For platform talks or performances
You will have 15 minutes for talks and 5 minutes for questions. Oral talks and performances/demonstrations will be presented using PowerPoint presentations or video formats compatible with the IBM computer available in the technology cart in the classroom. If you have questions, please email us at email@example.com.
For poster presentations
Boards, easels and pushpins will be provided for your use. If possible, please limit your poster display to 4 ft (wide) X 4 ft (high). If you will need more space, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be certain that we can accommodate your request.
Some Good Advice
Advice about writing an abstract or description, including information about how to obtain feedback on a draft of your abstract is available from the University Writing Center.