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.
This registration form must be approved by your faculty project adviser. All forms must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2021. 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 the deadline will make it impossible for your faculty adviser to submit the sponsorship form on time and will disqualify your entry.
Prepare a 5-10 minute presentation using PowerPoint, Prezi, Adobe Spark, Google Slides, or another similar program to be given on Zoom. There will be five minutes for questions after your presentation. You do not need to submit a link prior to the exhibition.
Information Literacy Award
You may opt to have your project considered for a Information Literacy Award from the Penn State Libraries.
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.
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.