Research Registration Form

Entries in the research category of the Undergraduate Exhibition should focus on a research project completed in one of the following categories: arts and humanities; science, math, and technology; or social sciences. If you are unsure of the category that applies to your project, discuss it with your faculty research sponsor.

Projects will be presented either orally or as a poster. A computer with a projector, audio, and remote control will be provided for all oral presentations. Other technology may be available upon request. Easels will be provided for poster presentations.

Deadline

This registration form must be approved by your faculty research sponsor. All forms must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 26. Students should be aware that this deadline includes the faculty sponsorship form, which faculty cannot complete until this form is submitted. Waiting to submit this form until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, will make it impossible for your faculty research sponsor to submit the sponsorship form on time and will disqualify your entry.

Presentations

Posters: If you are displaying your work via a poster, it should measure 24 inches by 36 inches and be created at 300 pixels per inch (ppi) resolution. Posters should be saved as a .jpg file for printing through the Student Activities Office. Printing requests must be submitted absolutely no later than noon on April 21, 2017, to Jill Bender, jmt226@psu.edu, 113 Student Union Building. Provide the file and $4 per copy when requesting the print. Once printed the posters should be mounted on 24-inch-by-36-inch poster board or foam core.

Oral: Oral presentations are scheduled in 15-minute blocks. That time includes the presentation and time for questions and answers, so students should plan accordingly.

Summary of work completed

In the summary of work completed box below, list the major elements of work done on this project (e.g. design idea, data collection, data analysis, and writing) and the percentage of work done by each author for each task. Be sure to include any work done by your faculty research sponsor. If you are using your faculty research sponsor’s data set or conducting a secondary analysis, be sure to include this in your description.

Abstract

The abstract you enter below will be presented to judges, and it cannot be revised before the exhibition. Proofread it before you submit it. Your abstract must include the research design, sample (if applicable), and summary of results. If results are not yet available, include anticipated results. You may also want to include a statement about the importance or implications of your study. It is strongly recommended that you provide a draft of your description to your faculty research sponsor before completing and submitting the form.

Lead Student Information
Additional Students
List each student on a separate line. These students will not receive confirmation emails when the form is submitted.
Project Information
List the major elements of work done on this project as outlined at top.
One easel will be provided to display your project. Please list any other display needs here.
Research Sponsor Information
Your project sponsor will receive an email to confirm this.
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