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2021 CURO Symposium

April 12 and 13, 2021

EXTENDED Abstract Submission deadline: February 25

 

UPDATES:

The 2021 CURO Symposium is moving online! Abstract submission deadline is February 25, 2021.

The 2021 CURO Symposium will be held online, via eLC, April 12 and 13, 2021. The Symposium will have both asynchronous and synchronous components.

Asynchronous component:
All students participating in the 2021 CURO Symposium will communicate their research through one of the following:

  • 10 to 12-minute Asynchronous Recording (Voice PowerPoint, demonstration, Zoom lecture, etc.); or
  • Asynchronous Poster

All students will have to submit their asynchronous materials through the CURO Symposium eLC page by April 4, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. These materials will be posted in the CURO Symposium eLC page for Symposium participants to review and give feedback to the students communicating their research.

Synchronous component:
Students will have the option to give a Synchronous 3-minute presentation (plus 5 to 8 minutes questions and discussion), in addition to their asynchronous recording or poster. The synchronous component will be voluntary. Students choosing to participate in the synchronous component of the Symposium will request to do so through a Qualtrics survey sent to them after the Abstract submission deadline has passed. In that survey, students will have the opportunity to provide their availability schedule for the synchronous component of the Symposium on April 12 and 13.  The deadline to respond to the survey and request the opportunity to present synchronously will be March 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 

 

ELIGIBILITY:

CURO welcomes submissions from UGA undergraduates pursuing faculty mentored research in all disciplines. Application deadline is February 25. The Symposium is open to all undergraduate researchers, not just those pursuing research through CURO coursework. Research does not need to be very advanced or finished for a student to present. Undergraduate researchers at various stages of the research process are encouraged to submit. 

Only research completed by UGA undergraduates with UGA faculty mentors should be presented at the CURO Symposium. Students who conducted their research as undergraduates but have recently graduated are eligible to submit an application.

For group research projects, one member of the group should submit the abstract. Additional members must be fellow UGA undergraduates and should be listed as co-applicants. Both applicants and co-applicants will be responsible for preparation of the submission materials and presentation at the Symposium.   

Submitted abstracts are limited to 250 words.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION (deadline is February 25, 2021):

Please discuss your title and abstract with your mentor prior to submission. 

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, free of spelling and grammatical errors, and contain a thesis statement, a description of methods, a statement of (anticipated) findings, and a statement of significance. Submitted abstracts must be free of footnotes, endnotes, or parenthetical citations.

If your abstract contains special characters, symbols, or italics (and only if your abstract contains special characters, symbols, or italics), you must also upload a copy of the abstract and highlight in yellow all the special characters, symbols, or italics. Do NOT upload your abstract if you do not have special characters of symbols. Abstracts are limited to 250 words and must be free of spelling and grammatical errors

Students may submit more than one abstract per Symposium, with a maximum of four. Each abstract must be submitted via a separate application. 

PLEASE NOTE: to submit an application, students must first save and then submit. The "SAVE" button can be found at the bottom of the application page. Clicking "SAVE" will redirect the applicant to this page where they can then officially submit their application for review and, if desired, submit a paper for the Best Paper Awards.

Once an abstract is submitted, the faculty mentor will be notified via email and will review and approve or decline the abstract. If an abstract is initially declined, students will have one opportunity to re-submit. Accepted abstracts will be posted in the eLC Symposium page, and published in the 2021 CURO Symposium Book of Abstracts.

To begin the submission process, please click the Applicants tab, then "Submit your Abstract," then click on the "Student login." Once you've signed in with your CAS credentials, you will be taken to the New Abstract Submission screen.

 

PRESENTATIONS:

All students will participate with either a poster or a 10 to 12 minute recording. These will be required and will be shared with all Symposium participants asynchronously through the Symposium eLC page. The deadline to submit these materials in the Symposium eLC page will be April 4, 2021. These materials will be posted in the CURO Symposium eLC page for Symposium participants to review and give feedback to the students communicating their research.

The abstracts of students failing to submit these materials will be deleted from the Symposium webpage and will not be included in the Symposium Book of Abstracts.

Students will also have the option to give a synchronous 3-minute presentation (plus 5 to 8 minutes questions and discussion). The synchronous component will be voluntary. Students choosing to participate in the synchronous component of the Symposium will request to do so through a Qualtrics survey sent to them after the abstract submission deadline has passed. In that survey, students will have the opportunity to provide their availability schedule for the synchronous component of the Symposium on April 12 and 13. The deadline to respond to the survey and request the opportunity to present synchronously will be March 15, 2021

AWARDS:

For more information on the Best Paper Awards, UGA Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards, and CURO Research Mentoring Awards please see: Symposium Awards.