Undergraduate Conference

Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Conference Sponsored by the CAS Dean's Office
April 29, 2015

Student proposals due by April 15. 

The schedule for the conference will be posted here soon. 

Submit Your Project Proposal

Please note: Project proposals must be submitted using the form below. They will not be accepted over email. (You must be signed in to your Simmons Google account to view the submission form)

After your submission, you will be contacted to confirm your participation and to tell you what you need to know for the conference day. Continue to work with your faculty mentor to get your project ready for the big day!

Information for Simmons College Students

The 11th Annual Undergraduate Conference is April 29, 2015.

Simmons undergrads, participate in the 2015 Conference! This is a great opportunity to show off the hard work you've done, practice your professional skills, network, and enhance your résumé!

Not sure what goes on at the Undergraduate Conference? Check last year's project titles and participants. 

Important things to know:

You may participate individually or as a group.

You may participate in a panel session or the poster session:

As part of a panel session, individuals make presentations in a classroom. PowerPoint slides may be used but are not mandatory. A group of students may also present their work this way. Most talks run about 15 minutes, and students then answer questions from the audience. Panel sessions allow for an in-depth look at students' scholarship.

poster session is an opportunity for students to present their work visually and engage in conversations with conference attendees. Posters may be presented by individuals or groups. Poster sessions provide an informal but scholarly environment for browsing and discussion.

Ready to participate? Here's what you need to do:

  1. Choose a project or paper you've done or are currently doing for a class.
  2. Discuss your intention to submit with the professor of the course for which you did the work. The professor will need to recommend your project and approve your abstract.
  3. Write an abstract that summarizes your work (300 words max.)
  4. Submit your project proposal and abstract by April 15, 2015

*If you are a member of a group that would like to participate:

  • Choose one member of the group to be the spokesperson.
  • Submit only ONE project proposal per group.

Not sure what an abstract is? Check out this handout.

Here's how to prepare for conference day:

  1. Test your media (if any) prior to your presentation.
  2. Dress professionally.
  3. Encourage your friends and family to come!
Information for Faculty Mentors

Your role as faculty mentor is critical to your students' successful participation. We ask that you...

  • Encourage your students to participate in the conference.
  • Work with interested students on identifying an appropriate project/paper to submit.
  • Mentor students through the process of writing an abstract and submitting a proposal. (See directions for students above.)
  • Email Terry Müller at terry.muller@simmons.edu with the names of students whose projects you recommend.
  • Coach students as they prepare for conference day.

More details and guidelines for participating students will follow.

We will make every effort to accommodate all projects recommended by faculty.

Past Conferences - Topics and Participants

Not sure what to expect from the Undergraduate Conference? Students present a range of interesting projects that span majors and schools. Check out some of our past participants: 

UG Conference Contacts

Terry Müller, Writing Center
terry.muller@simmons.edu

Chris Cormier Hayes, Writing Center
chris.cormierhayes@simmons.edu