Undergraduate Research Community (URC)
Call for Undergraduate Student Research Papers
for presentation at ScholarCon
Hilton Orlando, Florida
June 9-12, 2016
Undergraduate students are eligible to submit research manuscripts, papers, and reports for presentation at the 2016 Research Session at ScholarCon, sponsored by Kappa Omicron Nu.
Research not only bridges the gap between knowledge and experience but has the benefit of laying the groundwork for career exploration and development. The opportunity for undergraduates to participate in a national conference is an added value to the overall educational experience and to the process of self-discovery.
- Integrative, cross specialization research
- Service-learning research
- Traditional research in the specializations (research manuscripts, research papers, research reports.) See Guidelines for Submissions: http://www.kon.org/urc/urc_authorguidelines.html.
Criteria For Selection – The following five criteria will be used in selecting the papers and reports to be presented:
- Scholarly presentation
- Justification for the study
- Logical organization
- Mastery of the subject
- Appropriate documentation
Specifications – Manuscripts, papers, and reports must meet the following specifications:
- Manuscripts, papers, and reports submitted for consideration may describe student projects or research from seminars, independent studies, research assistantships, or class projects in the student’s major, and must be completed between January 1, 2015 and April 15, 2016.
- Manuscripts, papers, and reports should be from four to six pages in length and the text must be double-spaced.
- List keywords (5-8) on the cover page. The main purpose of keywords is to enable successful searching in a database for the main message of your paper. When selecting keywords always think about how any reader might interrogate the database.
- Only manuscripts, papers, and reports from completed research projects will be considered for the award. Manuscripts, papers, and reports may be submitted once.
- Students who completed their degrees in August 2015 and December 2015 and have graduated are still eligible to be considered for this opportunity.
- APA guidelines (other style manuals may be used)
Application and Review Procedures – The manuscript, paper, or report must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, contact Lisa W. Booth at
(T) 517.351.8335 – email@example.com.
- Applications and submissions will be accepted until slots are filled.
- A cover page must be submitted to identify the author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, name of college/university, name of faculty mentor, name of faculty member who served as the writing adviser, student status (e.g., junior), and parent’s address and telephone for emergency contact. No identification of the author or institution should appear on the pages of the application.
- In the case of multiple authors—student authors are preferred; a professor as a last author is acceptable.
- A committee composed of faculty mentors of undergraduate research will review submitted applications. Selection of 8-12 papers for presentation will be completed and authors notified by May 15, 2016.
- Applicants should understand that selection carries the obligation of presenting the manuscript, paper, or report.
Presentation at URC Research Conference – The students whose manuscripts, papers, and reports are selected will present at ScholarCon. Oral presentations will be 8-10 minutes in length with some time for questions and answers. Presentations may include 4 – 8 transparencies or PowerPoint slides for visual support of major concepts and findings. Presenters are responsible for expenses incurred in attending the research conference. The top two presenters will be awarded a plaque and monetary gift.