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Students at the Research Conference

The College of Social Science, Math and Education (CSSME) Undergraduate Research Conference, during Undergraduate Research Celebration Week, provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research projects in a poster format. Research may have been performed as part of a course, an Honors Research Fellowship, a project sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry, or an independent project conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Projects that are in progress or in the early stages of development are also encouraged to attend.

The symposium provides participants with excellent preparation for future presentations in both educational and professional settings. Students who are not currently engaged in research projects are also encouraged to attend to learn more about student research within CSSME and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry.

CSSME Undergraduate Research Conference Spring 2024

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Crescent Room, Vaughn Center/9th floor
Poster Submission Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2024

Contact: Professor Stephen Blessing,

Poster Presentation

CSSME faculty members will serve as judges to evaluate the quality of the research presented by students. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top presentations.

The posters will be judged by faculty based on the following criteria:

  1. Clear focus or central research question/problem statement
  2. Sound research methodology
  3. Clear presentation of results/product/performance or expected outcome and ability to answer questions
  4. Progress on the project to date
  5. Contribution to the field or discussion of the potential impact

Suggested Presentation Guidelines

The purpose of the poster should be to engage audience members in a discussion of the research. The poster should be no larger than 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide. Easels with boards will be provided to display the posters. Posters should have a title and list of authors and their affiliations at the top. The poster should include a copy of the abstract. The body of the poster should be self-explanatory and include an appropriate balance of text and graphics in describing the research project or activity. Graphic components may include data tables, graphs, photographs or diagrams and should be labeled to communicate their significance.

Past Conference Programs:
2020 and 2021 Undergraduate Research Conferences were canceled due to COVID-19.