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Reminder - 2014 CSCA President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference - Deadline January 13, 2014

2014 CSCA President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

            The 2014 CSCA President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference (UHRC) will be held Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 during the annual CSCA convention April 2-6 in Minneapolis, MN. The UHRC not only offers undergraduate students the opportunity to share their original research projects with their peers from other institutions, but also provides students with a forum through which they can inquire about graduate study, meet graduate faculty, and interact with some of the leading scholars in the field of Communication Studies. This year’s UHRC will feature – in addition to paper, panel, and poster presentations – a Graduate School Open House and an Awards Luncheon.

            Submissions are being solicited in three formats:

            (1) Competitive papers are fully completed research papers. Papers should not be longer than 30 pages, including references, tables, and figures; must be formatted following APA guidelines; and must include a title page that identifies each undergraduate student author; an e-mail address and institutional affiliation for each author; and the name, e-mail address, and office telephone number of the professor or advisor who supervised the completion of the paper. Submissions that fail to follow these guidelines will not be reviewed.

            (2) Panel discussions are a compilation of 4-5 fully completed research papers whose topics center on a central theme. While each individual research paper does not need to be submitted, the panel discussion submission should include (for each fully completed research paper) a title page that identifies each undergraduate student author; an e-mail address and institutional affiliation for each author; a 100 word summary of the paper; and the name, e-mail address, and office telephone number of the professor or advisor who supervised the completion of the paper. Panel discussions also must identify a chair and a respondent. Submissions that fail to follow these guidelines will not be reviewed.

            (3) Posters can be completed research papers or research papers that currently are in progress. Poster submissions require a 250 word abstract that clearly identifies the aim(s) of the paper, the rationale for the study, the participants or artifacts, and the findings (if applicable). Poster submissions must include a title page that identifies each undergraduate student author; an e-mail address and institutional affiliation for each author; and the name, e-mail address, and office telephone number of the professor or advisor who supervised the completion of the paper. Submissions that fail to follow these guidelines will not be reviewed.

            All submissions must be solely authored by undergraduate students. Any submission that has been co-authored with a graduate student or a faculty member cannot be considered for presentation at the UHRC and will not be reviewed.

            To be eligible to submit a paper, a panel, or a poster to the 2014 UHRC, participants:

            (a) must have been enrolled as an undergraduate student during the Spring 2013 semester, Summer 2013 term, or Fall 2013 semester;

            (b) must have completed the project (i.e., paper, panel, or poster) while enrolled as an undergraduate student during the aforementioned semesters or summer term;

            (c) should have not presented the project previously at a state, regional, or national communication association conference; and

            (d) must commit to attending the 2014 convention if the project is accepted for presentation.

            Submissions should be sent electronically as a Microsoft Word document to Dr. Chad Edwards, CSCA President, at csca-13@wmich.edu and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday, January 13, 2014.


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