Una Gives Students An Opportunity To Share Their Findings At Research Day 2015!
Mar. 30, 2015
Bryan Rachal, University Communications
FLORENCE, Ala. - Students at the University of North Alabama are once again gearing up to present their research to the university community. Research Day gives students the opportunity to present their research either in poster format or orally and then to interact in a professional environment where they are encouraged to discuss their research, both formally and informally. This year's event will be slightly different than years past; it will actually consist of events spread across three days, from April 6-8, 2015.
The new feature this year will be the Department Research Symposium. Departments are now able to offer discipline-specific research symposia Monday, April 6. The goal of the research symposia is to involve students in the disciplinary research process and research discussions with other student researchers and faculty in a more relaxed, round-table discussion environment.
Student research oral presentations will take place April 7-8 in the GUC loft and GUC room 200. Each student presentation will run about 8-10 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for questions. Presentations will start at 9:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m., on April 7 and at 9:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m., on April 8; each session lasts about an hour and a half.
Student research poster presentations will take place April 7-8 in the GUC Atrium. Students will be stationed with their posters and available to discuss their research and posters. Poster viewing will start at 9:30 a.m., and 2:00 p.m., on April 7 and at 9:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m., on April 8; each session lasts about an hour and a half.
A new edition to the program last year, the Three-Minute Thesis competition, will be back this year. The final round of the university-wide competition will take place at Norton Auditorium Monday, April 6, at 5 p.m. The Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) is an oral presentation competition that cultivates students' academic, presentation and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Each presentation is judged based on the content presented, as well as on the students' presentation skills and ability to explain their research appropriately in a very short amount of time.
The public is invited to all presentations and forums. For more information on UNA Research Day schedules and topics: www.una.edu/ug-research/