2023 Fall Undergraduate Symposium
Highlighting undergraduate research and creative endeavors.
Date: November 16, 2023
Time: 2:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Longs Peak Ballroom
Research and Creative Excellence Awards
Research Excellence Awards, previously held as part of Research Day, was held in conjunction with Fall Undergraduate Symposium, November 16.
Madeline DannewitzCommunication Sciences and Disorders The Deaf Experience in the National Parks with an Emphasis on Rocky Mountain National Park Faculty Mentor: Dr. Barbara Garrett
Alexandria AshbaughChemistry Function of FceR-1 in a Mouse Breast Cancer Model Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nicholas Pullen
Nat HollandPsychology Silent Killer: America's Epidemic of Loneliness and Social Isolation Faculty Mentor: Diane Schott
Erica ChenCriminal Justice/Criminology Time to Shine a Light on Female Serial Killers Faculty Mentor: Alexis Hauck
Yasmeen MustafaNursing Emergency Room Nurses' Perceptions of Medication Errors in the Emergency Department Faculty Mentor: Deborah Rojas
Daniel Mangandi-EscobarPhilosophy Determinism and Free Will: An Exploration on Gender Identity and Moral Responsibility Faculty Mentor: Bailie Peterson
Scholarship and Grant Awards
U-Engage Scholarship winners and OUR grant winners were also honored at this event.
- Check-in and Poster set up for presenters: 1:45- 2:00
- Poster and Visual Art Presentations 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
- Oral Presentations 3:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
- Keynote Speaker 4:50 p.m.
- Awards 5:10 p.m.
- U-Engage Scholar Awards
- OUR Grant Recognition
- Mentor Program Recognition
- Research Excellence Awards
Visual Arts Displays
Max size of 30-inch width x 40-inch height for displaying on a wall and 20 inches width x 20 inch height x 20-inch depth for displaying on table.
Students can showcase their research or creative projects through visual arts displays, which may include paintings, sculptures, photography, digital art, and other visual media. Note: If selected into NCUR Conference - Please consider standard shipping box sizes and weight restrictions when considering the piece (e.g. https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/packing/supplies/boxes.html or https://www.ups.com/us/en/shipping/how-to-ship-package.page)
These are traditional presentations where students present their research findings
or projects to an audience using PowerPoint slides or other visual aids. Each presenter
is allotted a 12 minute time slot for their talk, followed by a 3 minute Q&A session. A laptop will be provided loaded with PowerPoint.
Scheduled in a series of other oral presentations with a 12-minute presentation (to
include sharing of live version or recording of performance) with 3 minutes Q&A.
This category allows students to present research or creative projects through performances, such as musical performances, theatrical acts, dance routines, spoken word, or other artistic expressions. Note: If live performance is preferred, we encourage students to provide needed musicians, actors, dancers, readers, etc. as presenters and/or co-presenters as part of their submission. Alternatively, please plan to pre-record the performance piece so it can be shared in a digital format during the presentation.
Max size of 48" x 48". Student must print their own poster. 50-minute poster session.
Poster sessions involve displaying a visual representation of the research project on a large poster including a mixture of text with tables, graphs, and pictures to present your findings in a visually interesting and accessible way. This will serve as a tool to prompt discussion with colleagues during a 50-minute poster session. Students stand by their posters to discuss their work with conference attendees and answer questions. Items typically included: Title, Authors, Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and References.
On Campus printing Resources
Some departments provide students with complimentary printing services or funding to print through the MAST Institute.
School of Biological Sciences and Audiology/Speech Language Sciences also provide in house printing for students working with faculty in those departments.
Off Campus Printing options
Other Printing Options utilizing local businesses:
National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Location: Long Beach, California
Date: April 8-10, 2024
Students who present at Fall Symposium will have the opportunity to be selected to represent UNC at the 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
The Office of Undergraduate Research will cover all conference expenses for the selected
UNC Undergraduate students to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research
(NCUR), April 8-10, 2024, in Long Beach, California). The number and make up of student
selection will be determined based on the current OUR budget and will include a diversity
of students and disciplines.
The candidates chosen at the Research Symposium to attend NCUR will be asked to submit their abstracts to NCUR. The selected candidates will work with the Office of Undergraduate Research to edit their abstract with the final version of their abstract due no later than 12 pm (noon) on November 28th, 2023. After final approval, abstracts will be subsequently submitted to NCUR no later than the deadline for NCUR, which is December 8.
For more information about NCUR, including categories, abstract guidelines, location, and travel information: https://ncur.secure-platform.com/2024/