The Annual Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium
The Tenth Annual Regional Symposium scheduled for April 23, 2020 has been canceled and tentatively rescheduled to April 22, 2021.
Students from the eight eastern Penn State campuses will showcase posters and exhibits of their scholarly research at the tenth annual Penn State Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Gallagher Conference Center, Penn State Scranton. Penn State students will be selected by their host campuses to participate.
Students from area colleges and universities are also invited to participate in this regional research symposium.
Each campus/college can submit up to 8 projects.
The symposium is separated into four categories, and each campus can either submit up to two projects per category or, if lacking in one or more categories, can submit up to three projects per category (maximum of 8 projects).
The project categories are:
- Arts and Humanities
- Biological Sciences and Health
- Physical Sciences, Information Sciences, Engineering
- Social Sciences and Business
- All students must be present at their project. Posters without a presenter will not judged.
- Prepare a five-minute oral presentation describing your project to the judges or other interested guests.
- Presentation must not exceed five minutes; judges will be instructed to observe this time limit. Note: A videotape or demonstration cannot be submitted for the discussion.
- Description should be clear and concise, and should include the major points presented on the poster.
- In cases where the student worked with collaborators, including his or her adviser, the presentation should clearly describe the student's role in the overall project.
- Posters should be 36" x 48" Portrait (poster width at 36" and post height at 48").
- Faculty must submit the student's abstract when registering the project.
- Abstract submission and project registration deadline: TBD
- Abstract guidelines can be found at: Components and Sample Abstract
The following two rubrics will be used for the four categories. Students should familiarize themselves with the rubric for their respective area so as to address the points against which their project will be judged. Prizes will be awarded after the Keynote Speaker and lunch.
- Arts and Humanities - Physical Sciences and Information, Information Sciences, Engineering
- Biological Sciences and Health – Social Sciences and Business
Faculty who are attending the symposium are kindly asked to register to participate as a judge in an appropriate category. If you have any questions about judging, please email Dr. Asif ud-Doula at [email protected].