Friday, February 22, 2013

LU Student Research Symposium & Exposition

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Note to MFA students: Fiction and poetry readings are eligible.


Call for Participants
for the Lindenwood Student Research Symposium and Exposition
Due Date: March 22, 2013

The Student Research Symposium and Exposition will be a forum for students to display their scholarship and academic projects to Lindenwood students and faculty. The event will take place between 3pm and 7pm on April 17, 2013 in the Spellman Center Anheuser-Busch Leadership room and in adjacent classrooms. Students have the option of displaying their research or project as a poster or of presenting in concurrent sessions.

Posters are student-created, original work, including but not limited to the following:

• Portfolios of photographs, graphic art, fashion design, etc.
• Research projects in all fields
• Science experiments
• Senior capstone projects
• Thesis or dissertations
• Marketing campaigns or team research consulting projects
• Archival research or the collection of oral histories
• Community service projects
• Theatrical set and lighting design, costume design, original choreography, and music compositions

Presentations can include, but are not limited to, the following:

Poetry or fiction readings
• Conference-style paper presentations of research methodologies and findings
• Theatrical and music performances
• Original video documentaries and film screenings

Faculty Nominations
Undergraduate and graduate students can be nominated by faculty to present or display a poster. Faculty nominations of an individual or group project should be sent to each School’s Symposium Representative (see list below); all nominations must include the names and email addresses of nominated students and the title of the student’s or students’ project. All nominated students will be contacted via email and invited to submit an application, including a 250-word abstract describing their project, by March 22, 2013. Nomination of a student does not guarantee admission into the Symposium.

March 8, 2013: Deadline for faculty nominations of student projects

March 22, 2013: Deadline for student submission of projects abstracts

April 3, 2013: Accepted students will be notified by email

April 17, 2013: LU Student Research Symposium and Exposition (3pm-7pm)

Open Call
Alternately, any undergraduate or graduate LU student can submit an application to participate in the Symposium by March 22, 2013. Group submissions are welcomed, as are submissions by alumni who have graduated the previous semester.

To apply, please email the following information to your advisor (for MFA students, Beth Mead):

1. Name of Presenter(s)

2. Email address(es) of Presenter(s)

3. Title of Project

4. State if you are applying to display a poster or to present in a concurrent session

5. A 250-word abstract describing the project. For scholarly projects, the abstract should define the scope of your research, your research methods, and the main claims resulting from this work. For creative or non-scholarly projects, the abstract should describe the nature of your project and define the main accomplishments achieved as a result of its completion.

All project applications will be evaluated by faculty representatives of the LU Student Research Symposium and Exposition Taskforce.

March 22, 2013: Deadline for Submission of Application and Abstract

April 3, 2012: Accepted students will be notified by email

April 17, 2013: LU Student Research Symposium and Exposition (3pm-7pm)

At the Symposium on April 17th, faculty judges will select one first-place and one second-place undergraduate project from each of the nine Schools. The first-place awardee will receive $200. The second-place awardee with receive $75. Graduate projects will also be judged, with $200 first-place and $75 second-place awards being given to participants from their respective Schools.

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