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30th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

2022 Research and Scholarship Conference (RASC)
A Joint Conference Between the Undergraduate Expo and
the Graduate Research Symposium
March 23-24, 2022

ACCESS THE NEW 2022 VIRTUAL GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE

Research

 

The 2022 annual Research and Scholarship Conference will be hosted as a hybrid event with both virtual and in-person opportunities to showcase research, scholarship, and creative activities. Undergraduate and graduate students, and Faculty-Student teams are invited to register. RASC offers students the opportunity to showcase their creative and scholarly works to their peers and the greater campus community.

How to Include your Research and Scholarly Projects in the Graduate Research Symposium

  1. Develop your project and choose a faculty sponsor(s).
  2. Choose your presentation format - Poster Presentation, Oral Presentation or Academic Paper Competition. You are welcome to participate in multiple formats, but a separate application is required for each format.
  3. Register by February 14, 2022 at 11:59pm.
  4. Complete your project.
  5. Submit your completed project by March 14, 2022 at 11:59pm. Submission links will be provided to registrants via email after registration closes.

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Presentation Formats

 

  • Students will submit their posters  along with a 2-3 minute narration summarizing their project in Mp4 format no later than March 14, 2022 at 11:59pm. A submission link will be provided to registrants via email after the registration deadline passes. Late submissions will not be included in the Conference.

Resources

Below are two templates that you can use for designing your poster.
Poster Template 1
Poster Template 2

Poster Awards

  • Graduate posters will be judged by a faculty panel. First and second place award winners will be presented with cash prizes during the Graduate Research Symposium Awards Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, March 24 from 4:00-5:00pm EST.
  • Instructions for oral presentations: https://tinyurl.com/RASC2022Instructions 
  • Pre-recorded oral presentations should be 5-6 minutes in length and submitted in MP4 format no later than no later than March 14, 2022 at 11:59pm. A submission link will be provided to registrants via email after the registration deadline passes. Late submissions will not be included in the Conference. 
  • Oral presentation videos will be posted to the Conference website and assigned to a group with a faculty moderator leading a live group discussion via Zoom. NOTE: participants will NOT be presenting live.
  • Students are free to use whatever video recording platform they prefer, but here are some suggestions: 
  • Zoom (most preferred for ease of access and closed captioning and transcript recording settings offered)
  • iMovie
  • WeVideo
  • VoiceThread
  • Panapto (may have to coordinate with faculty mentor to access/use Panapto)
  • Files must be saved and available for download as a MP4, to be incorporated into the Conference website
  • Instructions for academic papers: https://tinyurl.com/RASC2022Instructions 
  • Students will submit their academic papers PDF format no later than March 14, 2022 at 11:59pm. A submission link will be provided to registrants via email after the registration deadline passes. Late submissions will not be included in the Conference.  
  • Academic Paper Categories:
    • Research Paper (any discipline)
    • Literature Reviews (any discipline)
    • Plans and Proposals (e.g. business plans, grant proposals, research proposals, etc.)

Academic Paper Awards

  • Academic papers will be judged by a faculty committee representing varied disciplines. One award winner will be chosen from each category and presented with a cash award during the Graduate Research Symposium Awards Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, March 24 from 4:00-5:00pm EST.  


If you have any questions about the 2022 Graduate Research Symposium, please contact the Graduate School (grad@wcu.edu).

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