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Undergraduate Research Symposium Workshop: Welcome

This guide is designed to help students with their proposals and posters for the Undergraduate Research Symposium

What's in this guide

Welcome to Kent State University Libraries, this guide is designed to help students prepare their materials for the Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity. Undergraduate research encompasses an entire spectrum of faculty and graduate-student mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities. The goal is to establish a University infrastructure to make undergraduate research an integral part of the Kent State University experience to better prepare students for graduate and professional opportunities that make for an enriching educational experience. More detailed information on the symposium is available here.

Abstracts: This page provides information and examples on how to write abstracts.

Poster Information: This page provides information on creating posters.

Poster Examples: This pages provides examples of research posters.

Presentation Tips: This page provides information on how to give a good presentation.

Workshops to help you prepare

The library is offering 3 identical workshops to help students prepare for the sypmposium. The workshops will cover writing abstracts, designing the content of the posters, and provide a brief demonstration on how to present a poster. Dates and times of the 3 workshops are below, registration for the workshops is highly encouraged. To register for one of the workshops please go to the scheduler. 

Wednesday January 15, 9:30am-10:30am, room 334 of the main library

Tuesday January 21, 3:00pm-4:00pm, room 334 of the main library

Friday January 31, 1:00pm-2:00pm, room 334 of the main library.

Friday March 7, 11:00am-12:00pm, room 334 of the main library.

Friday March 14, 1:30pm-2:30pm, room 334 of the main library. 

Tuesday March 18, 2:30pm-3:30pm, room 334 of the main library.

Library resources

Below are links to library resources that you may find helpful while working on your proposal.