Presentation Guidelines

Poster Presentations

  • Poster dimentions: up to 40" tall x 60" wide
  • Posters should not be thicker than standard poster weight (no foam core backing)
  • Poster hanging materials (T-pins) will be provided
  • Posters must be readable from four feet away
  • Presenters must be available to discuss their poster during the entire session
  • Poster should include:
    • presentation title
    • student name
    • research advisor name
    • school
    • department


Oral Presentations

  • Presentations will be scheduled into 15 minute blocks: 2 minutes intro/prep, 10 minutes presentation, 3 minutes Q&A Note: To stay on schedule presentations will not be allowed to go over their allotted time
  • Presentations should include an introduction and use layman terms as opposed to academic jargon
  • Visual aids may be used, if appropriate
  • Projectors and PC's are provided
  • All students must bring a USB flash drive containing their presentation
  • Ensure beforehand that your presentation will display properly on both Mac and PC
  • If you wish to use your own computer, you must provide your own adapter.
  • Author Guidelines for Poster and Oral Presentations
    • Abstract submissions must:
      • Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project.
      • Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context (no actual citations required) that demonstrate its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry.
      • Provide a brief description of the research methodology.
      • State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed.
      • Include text only (no images or graphics)
      • Be well-written and well-organized.
    • Other formating guidelines:
      • Abstracts should be no more than 400 words in length.
    • Have the following information available when submitting your abstract:
      • Name and email address for each faculty mentor and co-author
      • Presentation type: Poster or Oral

Creative Projects

UCUR 2018 will provide an opportunity for performance and display of creative works in Music, Theatre, Dance, Art & Design, Film, and Intermedia.

  • Visual Art Presentations (Drawning, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics)
    • Visual arts projects will be displayed with poster presentations. Presenters are expected to stand by their project and explain their intent and process.
    • Table and easels will be provided
  • Performances
    • Presenters will introduce their work with a 5 minute synopsis of research and intent, creative process, and concluding evaluation and significance to the field.
    • Performances must not be more that 10 minutes (15 minutes total including set up/take down of sets)
  • Author Guidelines for Creative Submissions
    • Abstract submissions must:
      • State the central research question or creative intent of the research.
      • Provide a brief discussion of the creative process and methodology.
      • Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the creative work and significance to the field.
      • Be well organized
    • Other formatting guidelines:
      • Abstracts should be no more than 400 words in length.
    • Have the following information available when submitting your abstract:
      • Name and e-mail address for each faculty mentor and co-author
      • Presentation type: Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Art & Design, Film, Intermedia
      • Names of performers will be submitted upon acceptance of abstract