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.
A 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:
- Choose a project or paper you've done or are currently doing for a class.
- 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.
- Write an abstract that summarizes your work (300 words max.)
- 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.
View more sample abstracts.
Here's how to prepare for conference day:
- Test your media (if any) prior to your presentation.
- Dress professionally.
- Encourage your friends and family to come!