Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
Imagine, Investigate, Communicate
Research Day 2014
April 9 - 10
UNA Banquet Halls
Deadline for Student Presentations and Poster Competition applications is March 3.
Deadline for Three Minute Thesis submissions from Departments for college competition is March 3.
Research Day Goals: To exhibit student and faculty research whether applied, conceptual, theoretical, practice-based, or artistic and to encourage academic discussions and camaraderie focused on research at UNA.
- Student Presentations
- Student presentations will be going on throughout both days of Research Day 2014.
- Each presentation must be 7-9 minutes long with 2-3 minutes for follow-up questions. All presentations will be held to the time constraints.
- Proposals for presentations on a common topic or theme, followed by panel discussions are encouraged.
- Oral Presentation Application
- Student Poster Competition
- A student poster competition will held at two specified times during the course of the two days.
- During these two sessions students will be asked to explain their research and answer questions from judges, participants, and others as they view the posters.
- Poster Competition Application
- Student "Three Minute Thesis" Talk Competition
- A "Three Minute Thesis" talk is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges students to present a compelling presentation on their research and its significance in just three minutes in manner that is appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
- The first round of competition will be at the Department level, unless a department wants to nominate one undergraduate and one graduate student to continue to the College level.
- The winners of the college-level competition will advance to the final round competition.
- The final round will be held on Wednesday, April 9 during the Research Day Evening Reception.
- Students are not required to submit a paper, thesis, or document in order to compete; all disciplines and undergraduate or graduate student research or projects are eligible.
- UNA Three Minute Thesis Overview
- Department Showcase in the Banquet Halls
- Departments and other Academic Units are encouraged to request table space for the Department Showcase
- Please ensure that your table or exhibit has a department representative (faculty member or student researcher) available during all Research Day hours, both day and evening.
- Download the Department Showcase Registration Form
Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply, as are individuals and groups. All student posters must have a sponsoring faculty member. Students are not restricted to one event but may apply to provide a presentation, poster, and/or Three Minute Thesis (aka Lightning Talk).