Call for Presentations: 4th Annual Promoting Undergraduate Research Conference

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
A Conference for Faculty, Staff and Administrators

Taking Ownership of the Research Experience:  Presenting and Publishing Undergraduate Research
Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center  *  655 Research P
arkway, Oklahoma City

Research and creative activities provide the critical opportunity for students to take ownership of their education, facilitating a journey of self-discovery that bridges the gap between knowledge and experience.  This year’s conference will focus on the final step in this process—the presentation and publication of undergraduate research.

The conference will be organized into three panel presentations; please consider joining the Presenting Undergraduate Research or Publishing Undergraduate Research panels by proposing a brief presentation (approximately 15-20 minutes) aligned with the respective themes identified below:

  1. Undergraduate Researchers

    The conference steering committee has identified undergraduates representing all tiers of higher education who will share their perspectives on presenting and publishing their research. We are not seeking additional students for this panel.

  2. Presenting Undergraduate Research If you have experience organizing presentation opportunities—e.g. research symposia—or have helped students prepare research presentations, please consider joining this panel to share your insight.  We are looking for novel and/or effective approaches designed to encourage students to present their research in a wide variety of contexts.

  3. Publishing Undergraduate Research If you have co-authored research with undergraduates or assisted students in the preparation of their own publications, please consider joining this panel to share your insight.  We are looking for novel and/or effective approaches designed to encourage students to publish their research in a wide variety of contexts.

Selection Criteria

The Steering Committee will select proposals considering the broadest representation of undergraduate research models from across the state. We aim to include a wide range of disciplines from the natural and social sciences to the humanities and arts. We are not looking for proposals about individual students’ research projects.

Presentation at the Promoting Undergraduate Research Conference

Panels will be approximately 120 minutes in length with part of the time set aside for questions and dialogue. Presentations may include PowerPoint slides for visual support of major concepts and findings. Projectors and computers will be provided. Each panelist will have approximately 15-30 minutes for their presentation depending on the number of panelists selected for each panel.


Presentation proposals must…

  • identify the name, address, phone number, e-mail address, institutional affiliation (college/university), and emergency contact of the presenter

  • include a one-paragraph biography of the presenter

  • specify the target panel:
    *  Presenting Undergraduate Research (10:00 a.m.)
    *  Publishing Undergraduate Research (1:30 p.m.)
  • indicate if you need a computer/projector
  • selection carries the obligation of presenting
  • presenters must register for the conference; registration is $50 for faculty/students and $75 for administrators—POs, checks and cash are acceptable
  • those not selected for a panel may be asked to present a poster; please indicate if you have a preference for an oral or poster presentation only
  • a selection committee of the Undergraduate Research Conference Steering Committee will review proposals and select panelists for the conference with notification by March 12, 2013.

For more information contact Dr. Linda Mason, OSRHE coordinator of grant writing, at or 405.225.9486.


8:00 AM:  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM:  Welcome Dr. Linda Mason

8:45-9:45 AM:  Student Research Panel: Results of Presenting and Publishing Research

9:45-10:00 AM:  Break - Networking and Poster Browse Session

10:00-Noon:  Presenting Undergraduate Research Panel

Noon-1:30 PM:  Lunch (Provided) – Developing a Statewide Online Undergraduate Research Journal

1:30-3:30 PM:  Publishing Undergraduate Research Panel

3:30-3:45 PM:  Break - Networking and Poster Browse Session

3:45–4:00 PM:  Undergraduate Research Program Spotlight Award - Chancellor Glen D. Johnson           

4:00-4:30 PM:  Evaluation and Closing Call to Action