FAQ - SNCURCS 2012
For more information, contact Ron Grunwald, firstname.lastname@example.org
When and where will SNCURCS be held?
Who is eligible to apply to present their work at SNCURCS?
Can I present if I did my research/scholarship at an institution outside of North Carolina?
May a graduate student, post-doc or a faculty member present their research at SNCURCS?
When is the deadline to submit an abstract for SNCURCS?
Does my project have to be completely finished for me to present?
Is there a way for me to publish a peer reviewed paper with this conference?
Is there a registration fee for students, faculty mentors, or others attending the symposium?
How do I register for the conference?
Can I choose what time I present my work?
What type of presentations will there be?
Which type of presentation type should I choose?
What happens if I worked with a group on a research project, can a group make a presentation?
If I need to stay the night in Durham, do you have a list of hotels?
If I am presenting and I need to stay the night in Durham, is there funding available to help me with the cost?
All activities will be held on Duke West Campus on Saturday November 17th, 2012. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (CIEMAS). Student presentations from 9 a.m. until 3:45 p.m..
Any undergraduate student currently enrolled at an institution of higher education in North Carolina. This means any and all undergraduate students at community colleges, four-year colleges and universities. The research/scholarship/creative work could be from a class (like independent research), participation in an undergraduate research experience (i.e., REU) or other funded projects with a faculty mentor,and even if you volunteered your time to the project. High school students may also apply to present work on a case-by-case basis.
Yes. For example if you spent the summer at a national laboratory you can present at SNCURCS. The qualifying criterion is that you are enrolled as an undergraduate student at an institution of higher learning in North Carolina.
No. The organizing committee feels strongly that SNCURCS should focus on the research, scholarship and creativity achievements of undergraduate students. Faculty members should encourage their students to present the results of their collaboration.
Registration will open on September 11, 2012. The submission deadline is 5:00 PM Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
No, although many students' work will be. You should at least be able to present what the overall question is, explain how you will answer the question and any preliminary results you have.
No. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, this year's SNCURCS does not require a registration fee. Exhibitors and recruitors pay a $250 for an information table.
Students- when you submit an abstract you are automatically registered for the conference. Co- presenters should be listed with the student presenting (see"group presentations",below) and they also will be registered.
Faculty mentors, administrators, high school teachers and member of general public please register at the link on the Regsitration page on this site.
No, your presentation will be scheduled by SCNUCRS to insure the best distribution of presentations throughout the day. However, if you cannot present at a particular time (eg, morning or afternoon), then send an email to email@example.com.
You'll see on the agenda page that all the presentations will be ''concurrent". That means that while some students are presenting their work in an oral presentation, others will be standing by their posters and/or exhibits.
EXHIBIT/DISPLAY Space will be provided for exhibits. Please advise the staff of your needs-such as a pedestal, or a need to hang on wall. We will make every attempt to accommodate your needs if you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should plan to stand by their exhibit/display to answer questions during at least one hour time of the two hour time slot.
ORAL PRESENTATION Students who present in this format will stand in front of an audience to talk about their research. Each presenter will be allotted 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions from the audience.
PERFORMANCE/FILM, MUSIC OR VIDEO PRODUCTION Students will stand in front of an audience and present their performance. Each presenter will have a total of 15 minutes for the performance and questions/answers, using any combination of up to 15 minutes to best highlight their work. For example, you could perform 5 minutes of your performance and take 10 minutes to answer questions. We will provide a TV/VCR/DVD combo if needed.
POSTER Our largest poster board displays are 48" wide by 36" long. Posters bigger than this will not fit. Posters will be hung using thumbtacks and no additional equipment will be provided. Students should plan to stand by their poster to answer questions during at least one hour of the two hour time slot.
It is entirely up to you to decide.
Yes but you will be limited to the time limit that single presenters are given. Designate one person as the primary student on the project. The registration page has a line for co-presenters. If the primary student registers complete the entries for each of the co-presenters names. The co-presenters DO NOT have to register themselves separately. Each group should only register once.
Yes,the Comfort Inn (Medical Park) has rooms reserved. Contact your campus office of Undergraduate Research for info and to make a reservation. We request that only those traveling more than three hours to the conference take advantage of these rooms.
If I am presenting and I need to stay the night in Durham,is there funding available to help me with the cost?
The rooms reserved through your university Undergraduate Research office are pre-paid. No meal expenses will be reimbursed, though breakfast and lunch will be provided at SNCURCS free of charge.