Each abstract must include the research purpose(s) and highlights of both methodology and results. Visual/performing arts abstracts are to include the background/nature and the current state of the work. Abstracts for research work in progress or research proposals will be accepted.
All research abstracts must be approved by a faculty sponsor prior to submitting an application. The sponsoring faculty member has the responsibility of providing primary assistance to the student(s) as they construct the poster or presentation. Students may submit individual or team projects. Projects need not be complete at the time of application submission.
Poster Presentations - Each research/professional practice poster will be displayed on a tabletop, display board, or easel (students make that designation on the application). Posters that are not mounted should not exceed 3′ x 4′ since larger posters may not fit on wall panels or display boards. Mounted posters must not exceed 4′ x 5′. All posters must be legible from at least three feet away.
Podium Presentations - Presenters will have a total of 15 minutes to present their research process and findings. Each presenter may use all 15 minutes for their presentation or they may use only part of the time and then include questions from the audience. There is a 5-minute transition between presenters.
Dance, Theatre, or Oral Interpretation - Original student choreography, plays, and oral interpretations are encouraged at the conference. Performances may not exceed 10 minutes and may include one to four performers. Please submit an abstract and a cued DVD of the completed work or of the work in progress. For those applicants with work in progress, please submit a reading or rehearsal of the proposed project as well as any brief explanatory comments needed.
Music - Original student compositions shall not exceed 10 minutes and may include one to four performers. Please submit an abstract and score and/or cued CD of the completed work or of the work in progress. For those applicants with work in progress, please submit a section of the musical score from the composition as well as any brief explanatory comments needed.
Visual Arts - Presentations involving drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics and other applied arts require an abstract of work completed or work in progress and four to six digital photos of the student’s work.
Video, Media, & Film - Original student-written and student-produced films and media presentations are encouraged. Please submit an abstract and a cued DVD of the completed work or the work in progress. Presenters must check with the conference coordinator regarding acceptance of other film formats. Label videos and films with project name, student name, and length of project.