The deadline for submitting abstracts for consideration to participate in the conference is January 31, 2014. All materials must be in electronic format. The conference will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not able to attend the conference. Email abstract to email@example.com. For more information and guidelines, please visit the Purdue University Calumet website (this website will be updated soon).
NCUR will hold its national conference on April 3-5, 2014, at the University of Kentucky. Student presentations are welcome in all fields and disciplines from the creative and performing arts to biomedical, engineering, and social science research. The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research is a wonderful opportunity to meet peers and faculty from around the country working in similar research fields, learn about how research and scholarship is conducted in fields very different than your own, to learn about graduate school and employment opportunities, and of course to develop your presentation skills. All abstracts and applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee from the host institution.
Students presenting at the National Conference will have the option of doing an oral or poster presentation. Abstracts are now being accepted through December 6, 2013. Please go to the NCUR website to create an account to log in and submit the abstract. Should your abstract be accepted, you may register for the conference using the same login information. Registration will open January 15, 2014.
Illinois Wesleyan University will hold our annual student research Workshop on Human Rights in the Liberal Arts on February 21-22, 2014. This year, our broad theme is Religion, Identity, and Conflict. The aim of the annual workshop is to bring together students and faculty from our different institutions to share their interests, insights, experiences, and concerns from the study of core human rights issues. We hope that the experience of presenting, sharing, and brainstorming their work with peers from similar institutions will offer students an invaluable opportunity to sharpen their ideas and arguments in ways that will help prepare them more fully for graduate or professional work in the field of human rights.
We wish to stress that the workshop is designed to foster inclusive discussions on students’ research topics in a relatively close and informal setting. As such, we do not require students to present finished or polished work, but welcome work in progress. Student proposals may be based on Honors research that a student is currently conducting, an independent research project, a completed term paper that a student would like to develop further, or any other substantial research work that is under way.
Illinois Wesleyan University will cover food and lodging for up to 15 students who are chosen to participate. We will provide similar accommodations for up to 5 faculty mentors. We ask visiting students and faculty to cover their own transportation costs to and from the Bloomington, IL area.
Understanding that participation in the workshop will be limited according to resource availability, we ask that each student applicant submit a 250 word abstract that details:
In addition, we ask that students submit one letter of recommendation from a supporting faculty member.
Faculty who are interested in attending as workshop mentors are asked to briefly explain their interest in the workshop theme as well as the ways in which they envision their contribution to the workshop in a short 150 word statement.
Materials should be submitted by December 10, 2013 in order to receive full consideration for participation. We recognize, however, that some students may still feel insecure about their preliminary findings at that time. In the event that there is still space in the workshop, we will entertain subsequent enquiries about participation until January 15, 2014.
The abstract, letter of recommendation, and faculty member statement of interest can be sent electronically to: William Munro, Director, John and Erma Stutzman Peace Fellows Program, Illinois Wesleyan University, firstname.lastname@example.orgButler University Undergraduate Research Conference