Award Submission

13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Award Submission Deadline EXTENDED: Monday, April 20, 2020.

Dear URS Presenter,

Below you will find information about submitting your presentation and the general evaluation criteria rubric that we ordinarily give to the URS moderators. This is to give you a better idea of how the committee will appraise your work. 

We are proud to offer the following awards: Best Poster and Best Oral-Media ($500 each), Honorable Mention Poster and Honorable Mention Oral-Media ($250 each), the FAST Award ($250), and the Assam Scholarship for Honors ($500 each).

Remember, the submission deadline has been extended to Monday, April 20, 2020. Submissions will take place via Dropbox. Instructions for this process will be sent in a separate email next week.

Requirements for submission (these are mandatory):


Oral Media Presentations (without visual media):
• Abstract: Include a 75-100 word statement about your presentation.
• Research Paper: Include your entire paper in MLA/APA format as a PDF document.


Oral Media Presentations (with visual media):
• Abstract: Include a 75-100 word statement about your presentation.
• Research Paper: Include your entire paper in MLA/APA format as a PDF document (if applicable)
• Visual Media: Include your PowerPoint/Prezi/Video as a file itself or a link to your file if online.
- Include detailed notes about your visual media in the notes section of your PowerPoint or separately on a Word document if using a media other than PowerPoint so that the committee has a clear idea of the content of your presentation
• *For an example of visual media notes, visit our URS Resources webpage.

Poster Presentations:
• Abstract: Include a 75-100 word statement about your poster.
• Research Paper: Include your entire paper in MLA/APA format as a PDF document (if applicable).
• Poster: Include your poster itself as an image or PDF document.
- Include detailed notes about your poster separately in a Word document. These notes should help guide judges through your poster.


As promised, scroll down to view our updated evaluation criteria for our Spring 2020 URS Awards. These evaluation criteria were modified based off our usual in-person requirements.

If you have any questions about or need clarification on instructions for submission, contact us at URS@SHSU.EDU. 

Thank You, 

THE URS TEAM

 

There are no exceptions or extensions.


Rules and Eligibility

  • Students must submit their presentation by the deadline - no exceptions or extensions.
  • Students must be enrolled at SHSU the summer and fall semesters following the URS in order to be eligible for scholarship awards.
  • Students are required to physically present the submitted presentation at the URS during their designated session time and location.

Submission Procedures

  • Spring 2020 Award Submission Procedures were emailed to all registered URS Presenters on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Submissions will be accepted via Dropbox.
  • Send your presentation as an attachment to urs@shsu.edu. You will receive a confirmation e-mail that your presentation has been received. In this email, please list what award you are submitting your presentation for. Additionally, list your presentation title and SAM ID.
  • Poster and oral-media presentations that are primarily visual must include a written component when submitted so that the faculty committee has a clear sense of the presentation as a whole.

Judging Criteria

  • Spring 2020 Evaluation Criteria available HERE.
  • Accessibility of content to students in other disciplines
  • Level of originality of research
  • Clarity of controlling idea and effectiveness of organization
  • Clarity and effectiveness of language and expression
  • Visuals (if applicable) that enhance but do not dominate the presentation

All awards are judged by the Award Committee.

The Award Committee is made up of the Honors College Dean, and URS faculty committee members.


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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email: honors@shsu.edu

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