The Student Research Symposium is an opportunity for USFSM students to present their work, learn from peers, and network with USFSM Faculty members. Graduate and undergraduate students from all USFSM Colleges are encouraged to submit an abstract describing their research results or art project. The submission of team projects is welcomed.
Spring 2013: Select a USFSM Faculty Member as a mentor.
Summer and Fall 2013: Begin project.
Friday, September 13, 2013: Last day to notify the symposium coordinator, Dr. Kim Badanich (firstname.lastname@example.org), of their intent to submit an abstract.
Monday, September 16, 2013: Abstract submissions opens.
Friday, September 27, 2013 (11:59 pm): Last day to submit abstract.
Friday, October 11, 2013: Students notified of acceptance, presentation type, and presentation time.
Friday, October 25, 2013: Symposium will be held throughout the day (9 am - 2 pm) in the Selby Auditorium and Rotunda.
Any USFSM undergraduate or Spring 2013 USFSM graduate can apply.
USF Tampa and USF St. Petersburg students may also participate but will be judged in a separate category “Affiliate Institutions” and will only be eligible for merit awards.
In order to receive an NCUR award, students must be registered for classes during the Spring 2014 semester.
Applicants must have a USFSM mentor to sponsor their submission.
A panel of faculty reviewers will evaluate submissions based on the guidelines listed below and the project's significance within its academic discipline. Based on the reviews, the panel will select and invite students to present their work.
Any research/project mentored by USFSM faculty
All submissions require a completed Submission Form and a 250-word abstract with the following information:
The central research question/purpose
Brief discussion of the methodology
Results and conclusions
Project's applications, significance and innovation
Explanation of what the audience is to understand and performance significance
Outline of the steps, movement sequence, actions and forms
Timeframe (up to 15 minutes)
MP3, AIFF or WAV file or link to performance
Brief discussion of methods
Statement that addresses significance, focus and innovation
Images of your artwork via a link of file
Four undergraduates will be nominated to present at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Travel awards will be granted to nominees based on acceptance at NCUR.
Additional awards will be available for outstanding students who are not eligible for NCUR.