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Undergraduate Research Forum

The St. Norbert Collaborative is hosting the 2017 Undergraduate Research Forum to showcase collaborative, undergraduate research and scholarship undertaken by St. Norbert students. The forum will include poster and oral presentations, performances and demonstrations and art and other exhibits.

The forum will take place on Friday, April 21 2017, from 1-4 p.m. in the Mulva Library. A reception and awards ceremony will follow from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Hendrickson Dining Room of the Bemis International Center. This year's invited guest speaker will be Tom Kunkel, president of St. Norbert College.

Business casual dress is required for the event.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 6, 2017. Early submissions are welcome.

The guidelines for submissions in the tabs below have been adopted from those created by NCUR, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, overseen by the National Council on Undergraduate Research, CUR. If you have any questions, please contact Anindo Choudhury, director of the Collaborative, at anindo.choudhury@snc.edu or at 920-403-3527

Poster

All poster sessions will take place in the Mulva Library. Make sure that you allow ample time for your poster to be printed on campus or at some external location.

Posters will be placed in the Mulva Studio and on the second floor of the library.

Poster Hanging

  • Poster size is a maximum of 46"w x 46"h. 
  • Presenters should hang their posters before the 1:00 p.m. start of the Forum.  The library will be open at 10:00 a.m., where staff will help you find your poster location and hang your posters.
  • Presenters should arrive approximately 15 minutes before their presentation time. You need to remain for the entire 30 minute slot assigned to you. Presenters may also want to stay longer or come earlier to maximize audience participation. Posters will be taken down immediately following the forum (4:00 p.m.)—and you can pick up your poster anytime until 5:30 p.m. in the library.
  • The Collaborative will have push pins and other hanging devices for your posters.
  • If you are presenting a tri-fold poster, please make certain that it can stand on its own on a table or other hard surface.
  • Presenters must be available to discuss their displays during their assigned session.
  • Posters must be readable from at least three feet away.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your poster, ask to hear your presentation, and pose questions.

Mulva Studio Equipment Requests
The Mulva Studio has various state-of-the-art devices that can be used for your poster presentation. Below is what is available.  If you would like to use a piece of equipment below, please request that when you submit your presentation request.

  • 1 Digital Coffee Table
  • 2 Media:Scape Units
  • 2 Electronic Projectors

Oral

Oral presentations are 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted to each presenter for questions.
  • Presenters need to create a multi-media presentation to accompany the talk, e. g., PowerPoint or Prezi or PechaKucha.
  • Oral presentations will be held in technology-enabled classrooms on the second floor of the Mulva Library. 
  • Presenters must be available to discuss their displays during their assigned session.
  • If there are any technical difficulties during the presentation, please inform the moderator, who will contact the technical support team.
  • Presenters should arrive at their presentation room 15 minutes prior to the start of their session (not their individual talk) to set up material and make certain that the technology is working.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your presentation, and will ask questions.
Equipment Requirements
All oral presentation classrooms have monitor and audio capabilities, but you must abide by the following :
  • Presenters must bring their own laptop (PC or Mac).
  • Presenters need to have two electronic copies of their presentation, one on the hard drive and another on alternative site, e.g., flash drive or Google Drive
  • A librarian will be there to assist you and have the needed cords to hook-up your computer to the classroom equipment.
  • Presenters are encouraged to do a trial run of their presentations a few days before the event to make certain that all equipment is working and that presenters feel comfortable with the facilities.

Visual

  • Visuals artists should plan to do an oral presentation of their work, which should be limited to 10 minutes.
  • If you need a technology-enhanced room, you need to request that when applying to the forum.
  • Presenters should allow time for audience questions.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your presentation, and will ask questions.

Arts

These presentations will take place in various locations in the Mulva Library, including the Mulva Studio, the Presentation Room on the 1st floor, and the Center for Norbertine Studies.

Music Performances

  • Music participants may perform up to 10 minutes with five additional minutes allotted for questions. Performances may be in one of the following categories:
    (A) Original composition;
    (B) Composition in the style of a specific musical period, style or composer;
    (C) Arranging;
    (D) Performance;
    (E) Lecture recital or
    (F) Research and/or analysis.

  • Presenters are required to bring in any instruments or equipment needed for the performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance, and will ask questions.

Dance Performances

  • Performances may be up to 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted for questions.

  • Performers will need to bring any equipment needed to enhance performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance, and they will ask to hear your presentation and will ask questions.

Creative Writing Readings

  • Presenters may read original short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, and/or dramatic works.

  • Readings may be up to 10 minutes in length. Poets should strive to read a series of poems that last, ideally, for 10 minutes.  

  • Presenters will want to allow time for audience questions.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your reading, and will ask questions.

Theatre Performances

  • Participants may present monologues or scenes.

  • Performances may be up to 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted for questions. Participants will want to leave time for audience questions.

  • Participants must bring in any equipment needed to enhance the performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance and ask questions.

Poster

All poster sessions will take place in the Mulva Library. Make sure that you allow ample time for your poster to be printed on campus or at some external location.

Posters will be placed in the Mulva Studio and on the second floor of the library.

Poster Hanging

  • Poster size is a maximum of 46"w x 46"h. 
  • Presenters should hang their posters before the 1:00 p.m. start of the Forum.  The library will be open at 10:00 a.m., where staff will help you find your poster location and hang your posters.
  • Presenters should arrive approximately 15 minutes before their presentation time. You need to remain for the entire 30 minute slot assigned to you. Presenters may also want to stay longer or come earlier to maximize audience participation. Posters will be taken down immediately following the forum (4:00 p.m.)—and you can pick up your poster anytime until 5:30 p.m. in the library.
  • The Collaborative will have push pins and other hanging devices for your posters.
  • If you are presenting a tri-fold poster, please make certain that it can stand on its own on a table or other hard surface.
  • Presenters must be available to discuss their displays during their assigned session.
  • Posters must be readable from at least three feet away.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your poster, ask to hear your presentation, and pose questions.

Mulva Studio Equipment Requests
The Mulva Studio has various state-of-the-art devices that can be used for your poster presentation. Below is what is available.  If you would like to use a piece of equipment below, please request that when you submit your presentation request.

  • 1 Digital Coffee Table
  • 2 Media:Scape Units
  • 2 Electronic Projectors

Oral

Oral presentations are 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted to each presenter for questions.
  • Presenters need to create a multi-media presentation to accompany the talk, e. g., PowerPoint or Prezi or PechaKucha.
  • Oral presentations will be held in technology-enabled classrooms on the second floor of the Mulva Library. 
  • Presenters must be available to discuss their displays during their assigned session.
  • If there are any technical difficulties during the presentation, please inform the moderator, who will contact the technical support team.
  • Presenters should arrive at their presentation room 15 minutes prior to the start of their session (not their individual talk) to set up material and make certain that the technology is working.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your presentation, and will ask questions.
Equipment Requirements
All oral presentation classrooms have monitor and audio capabilities, but you must abide by the following :
  • Presenters must bring their own laptop (PC or Mac).
  • Presenters need to have two electronic copies of their presentation, one on the hard drive and another on alternative site, e.g., flash drive or Google Drive
  • A librarian will be there to assist you and have the needed cords to hook-up your computer to the classroom equipment.
  • Presenters are encouraged to do a trial run of their presentations a few days before the event to make certain that all equipment is working and that presenters feel comfortable with the facilities.

Visual

  • Visuals artists should plan to do an oral presentation of their work, which should be limited to 10 minutes.
  • If you need a technology-enhanced room, you need to request that when applying to the forum.
  • Presenters should allow time for audience questions.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your presentation, and will ask questions.

Arts

These presentations will take place in various locations in the Mulva Library, including the Mulva Studio, the Presentation Room on the 1st floor, and the Center for Norbertine Studies.

Music Performances

  • Music participants may perform up to 10 minutes with five additional minutes allotted for questions. Performances may be in one of the following categories:
    (A) Original composition;
    (B) Composition in the style of a specific musical period, style or composer;
    (C) Arranging;
    (D) Performance;
    (E) Lecture recital or
    (F) Research and/or analysis.

  • Presenters are required to bring in any instruments or equipment needed for the performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance, and will ask questions.

Dance Performances

  • Performances may be up to 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted for questions.

  • Performers will need to bring any equipment needed to enhance performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance, and they will ask to hear your presentation and will ask questions.

Creative Writing Readings

  • Presenters may read original short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, and/or dramatic works.

  • Readings may be up to 10 minutes in length. Poets should strive to read a series of poems that last, ideally, for 10 minutes.  

  • Presenters will want to allow time for audience questions.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your reading, and will ask questions.

Theatre Performances

  • Participants may present monologues or scenes.

  • Performances may be up to 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted for questions. Participants will want to leave time for audience questions.

  • Participants must bring in any equipment needed to enhance the performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance and ask questions.