The Student Scholar Committee is thrilled to announce the annual Student Research Conference. It will be held at 1 to 4 p.m. on April 21 in the New Main Great Hall. Proposals are due by March 23.

The conference is a chance for students to present their scholarship from within and outside the classroom, including poetry, primary research projects, essays, secondary research, performative art, artistic projects and posters.

Presenting is open to all Metropolitan State University students. Attendance is open to all students, staff, faculty, administration, community members and family members (free of charge to all). Refreshments and snacks will be provided.The conference will be divided into three categories: papers, posters and creative projects. A description of the categories is below:

Paper Poster Creative Project
A paper can be anything from a research paper to an analysis of something. Paper presenters can expect to either read their paper to the audience or turn their paper into a presentation (using PowerPoint slides, video, or any other electronic medium. Paper presentations will be grouped into panels (60 min) and expected to be 15 minutes in length, allowing time for questions at the end of the session. A poster is a stationary visual item that can be understood by a lay audience. Poster sessions are extremely common in many disciplines, so spending time making a poster can be extremely worthwhile. For this you may use large printed posters, tri-fold boards, or any other stationary medium. Presenters will be expected to spend time by their posters/boards during the conference to engage with the audience. Printing assistance will be provided upon acceptance if needed. Sometimes research or creative work doesn't fit into a paper presentation or a poster session (audio project, theatrical project, and so on). If you have a project that you think would be interesting for other Metro State students, faculty, and/or community members, but doesn't fit within the confines of the above forms, please apply under this topic. Conference organizers will contact you to determine the feasibility of showcasing your project at the conference.

Application Guidelines

To apply, submit a 250 word abstract of your project and fill out the form linked below. In the abstract, you may want to talk about the following topics: what is the goal of your project? Who is the audience? What impact do you see your research or creative work having? Is this part of a larger project? How does it fit into other work you've done? Is this a personal project for you? Is this an advocacy project?

Applications are due by March 23, 2018 and can be submitted here.

This event is hosted by the Student Scholars Committee. Students with questions: email student contact representative Dr. Kerry Kleyman; kerry.kleyman@metrostate.edu. Faculty with questions: email faculty contact representative Dr. Alex Layne; alex.layne@metrostate.edu. Funding for the Student Scholars Committee is provided by The Office of the President and The Office of the Provost