Academic Festival 2018

Academic Festival 2018Academic Festival 2018

The annual Academic Festival, held every April and organized by the Committee for Undergraduate Research, is the culmination of all the activities related to undergraduate research at the University.

This year’s Festival will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 in the University Commons. The names of presenters and the working titles of their presentation and papers are due to Digital Commons by Friday, March 2, 2018.

Awards and prizes will be given in the following categories:

  • Best Multidisciplinary Research or Collaboration
    For cross-disciplinary projects or students from different disciplines.
  • Most Scholarly Impact or Potential
    For research that has been presented at or accepted for a conference, submitted to or accepted by a publishing outlet, or has a great likelihood of doing so.
  • Best Writing
    For the best-written paper.
  • Best Visuals
    Best visually appealing poster or slides.
  • Most Creative
    Projects with innovative research questions or methods.
  • Most Meaningful
    The most significant research with regard to communities and social justice.
  • Campus Choice
    The most popular paper or poster, voted on by the attendees of the Festival.

In addition, there will be a Dean’s Prize for the best poster or paper from each College and the Provost’s Prize, selected from the top College presentations.