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Scholars Symposium and Creative Achievement Day

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2017 Scholars Symposium and Creative Achievement Day

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
Elliott Student Union


The Office of Undergraduate Research and External Scholarships at the University of Central Missouri invites abstract submissions for the annual Scholars Symposium and Creative Achievement Day. The symposium is the university’s premiere event dedicated to showcasing achievements in undergraduate research and creative projects. All undergraduate UCM students are eligible to participate.

To promote engaged dialogue, the primary format of the event is roundtable presentations organized by discipline and moderated by UCM faculty. There will also be special sessions dedicated to the arts and humanities including, but not limited to, dance, theatre, fashion, and those presentations that utilize the common reader.  Student organizations, special topic courses, and other groups are encouraged to organize panels.  Art, photography, sculpture, scientific posters, and projects suitable for display will be exhibited.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and submitted here by Friday, February 10th at 5 p.m. These abstracts will then be evaluated by The Honors College Advisory Committee, who will choose presenters and determine those who are eligible for competition (up to 18 presentations in each category will be eligible for cash prizes).  Students will be notified by early March regarding the committee's decision.

In addition, the most innovative abstract from each category will be selected for participation in the Provost's Panel. Students chosen for this regognition will present their work during a special session moderated by Provost Curtis. Selection to the Provost Panel represents the highest honor available to undergraduate participants of the symposium.


2016 Scholars Symposium and Creative Achievement Day



View the full program here.


For questions, please contact Dr. Jennifer Carson, Coordinator for Undergraduate Research and External Scholarships, e-mail:

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