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Graduate Research Symposium

2023 Dates: March 22-23

2022 Research and Scholarship Conference (RASC)

March 23-24, 2022

Emily and Dakota RASC 2022

Emily Deem (left) and Dakota Taylor (right) presenting their posters at the RASC Poster Celebration on March 23, 2022

The 2022 annual Research and Scholarship Conference (RASC) combines the 24th Undergraduate Research Conference and 30th Graduate Research Symposium together in a two day celebration. This hybrid event will showcase both virtual and in-person research, scholarship, and creative activities from undergraduate and graduate students, and Faculty-Student teams. 

 

How to participate 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 and you are limited to one submission per 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.

Resources

  • 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. 

Students are free to use whatever video recording platform they prefer as long as it is downloadable as a MP4 file, but here are some suggestions: 

    • Zoom (most preferred for ease of access, closed captioning, and transcript recording settings offered)
    • iMovie
    • WeVideo
    • VoiceThread
    • Panapto (may have to coordinate with faculty mentor to access/use Panapto)
  • 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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