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Undergraduate Research Symposium

Collaborative Learning Center NAHS
Date: April 12, 2019

The Gordon State College Undergraduate Research Symposium invites the submission of scholarly papers in all disciplines.  Works of critical analysis, synthesis, evidence-based practice, original interpretation, and primary research all are welcome.  Successful applicants will present their work at the college’s symposium in April before a gathering of fellow students and faculty (family is also welcome to attend).  The symposium is a chance for students to share their intellectual efforts with the Gordon State College community, and present their accomplishments to a receptive and intellectually minded audience.

Submission Deadline: March 18, 2019 by 5pm EST

Full Papers are required by the submission deadline for the Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities (Poster and Oral Presentation)

Abstracts are required by the submission deadline for Mathematics and Natural Sciences, as well as, Nursing (Poster and Oral Presentations Presentation)

Guidelines for Submissions:

  • Submissions must be scholarly works of critical analysis, synthesis, original interpretation, or primary research presented in an accepted format of the relevant discipline.  Group research projects are eligible.
  • Submissions must consist of work of which the majority was completed while enrolled at Gordon State College.  Submissions do not have to have been submitted for a grade for any particular course. 
  • Work that has been presented previously at an outside conference is eligible as long as the prior presentation occurred within one year of the Gordon Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • See below for discipline specific instructions.

Oral Presentations:

Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities:

  • There are no restrictions as to the length of the work submitted, but if accepted for the symposium, there will be a 15 min time limitation for the presentation of the work. 
  • The actual presentation does not have to be a verbatim reading of the hardcopy submission, but final approval of the presentation method is at the discretion of the organizing committee.

Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Nursing

  • Applicants must provide an abstract of their work in electronic format.  The abstract is to include a title, names of all authors and their institutional affiliations, and a description of the study and findings.  The body of the abstract is not to exceed 150 words. 

Poster Presentations:

  • Poster presentations should fit within an area 36 inches high by 48 inches wide.
  • The format should be the one appropriate to the discipline. Please speak with your faculty mentor about this in detail.

Education, Social Sciences, and Humanities:

  • Applicants must provide an abstract of their work in electronic format.  The abstract is to include a title and a description of the research and findings.  The body of the abstract is not to exceed 150 words.
  • Work should be easily presented in a poster format.

 

Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Nursing

  • Applicants must provide an abstract of their work in electronic format.  The abstract is to include a title, names of all authors and their institutional affiliations, and a description of the study and findings.  The body of the abstract is not to exceed 150 words. 

Submission Instructions:

Education

  • Applicants also must provide a letter of support from a faculty sponsor (of the student’s choosing) who is knowledgeable of the work.  The letter of support (email or hard copy) should be sent to Dr. Katie Wester-Neal (103D Smith Hall; email: kwester-neal@gordonstate.edu)
  • Those seeking additional information or advice should feel free to contact Dr. Katie Wester-Neal (103D Smith Hall; email: kwester-neal@gordonstate.edu)

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Applicants also must provide a letter of support from a faculty sponsor (of the student’s choosing) who is knowledgeable of the work.  The letter of support (email or hard copy) should be sent to Dr. David Janssen, Honor's House #2 (djanssen@gordonstate.edu).
  • Those seeking additional information or advice should feel free to contact: Dr. David Janssen (Honor's House #2), Dr. Stephen Powers (Academic Building 103N), or Dr. Alan Burstein (Russell Hall 309).

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  • Applicants must provide a letter of support from a faculty sponsor (of the student’s choosing) who is knowledgeable of the work or has participated in it.  Letters of support may be the format of a hard copy or in electronic; letters of support in electronic format must be sent by the supporting professor.
  • Abstracts and letters of support should be submitted to Dr. Amanda Duffus (Georgia House, aduffus@gordonstate.edu) or Dr. Greg Hartman (314-B Instructional Complex, ghartman@gordonstate.edu).
  • Those seeking additional advice should feel free to contact: Dr. Amanda Duffus (Georgia House), Dr. Greg Hartman (314-B Instructional Complex) or Dr. John George (214 Russell Hall).

Nursing

  • Applicants must provide a letter of support from a faculty sponsor (of the student’s choosing) who is knowledgeable of the work or has participated in it.  Letters of support may be the format of a hard copy or electronic; letters of support in electronic format must be sent by the supporting professor.
Abstracts and letters of support should be submitted to Dr. Patricia Stewart (NAHS 350, pstewart@gordonstate.edu).

 


 

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