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NC State Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium

Symposium 2023

April 25-26, 2023
Talley Student Union

Summer Symposium 2023

July 27, 2023
Hill Library

Sidewalk Symposium 2023

Fall Sidewalk
Hill Library (Hillsborough Entrance)

*NC State hosts Spring and Summer Symposia. Students looking to complete an oral/poster presentation in the fall should consider SNCURCS or a disciplinary conference.

2023 Summer Symposium

  • Check back frequently – this page will be updated with additional details and information as we near the event!
  • When: July 27, 2023
  • Where: DH Hill Library
    • Academic Success Center (Floor 2), North Forum (Floor 3), and the Cyma Rubin Visualization Gallery (Floor 3)
    • All events will be in person – do not submit if you will be unable to attend in person
  • Guests: Guests are welcome! Whether you’re a presenter, a peer, a mentor, a family member, a friend, a staff/faculty member, or just curious, please stop by!
  • Submissions
    • You will submit using the InfoReady Platform (the Symposium space is not currently active; check back in June)
    • Submissions are due July 7 by 11:59 pm!!
    • What’s okay to submit?
      • A research/creative project at any stage — completed, in progress, just one section, etc.! If you have any questions about how to do this, please reach out to the OUR. All disciplines are welcome!
      • Reminder – OUR RAs and OUR Award Winners are required to present at Summer Symposium
    • Review last Summer’s abstract for more examples — Summer 2022 ABSTRACT BOOK
    • How does the process work?
      • Students will submit information (including an appropriate title of no more than 12 words and abstract of no more than 250 words) about their project
      • We STRONGLY recommend working with your mentor BEFORE you submit to make the process easier. Only submit when the final draft is ready
      • Your mentor will approve your submission, and the OUR will review it
      • You will be notified of next steps by the OUR. Make sure that you read the emails!!
      • About 2 weeks after submitting (or a few days before Symposium; give or take a day) a schedule with times, presenters, mentors, titles, and abstracts will be posted
        • Students are responsible for sharing their assigned times with their mentors!
      • If presenting, you will communicate with the OUR/your mentor, be ready to present during your assigned time, and support/interact with other students who are presenting.
  • Presentation Types
    • Traditional Poster Presentation (printed, paper poster)
      • You will be assigned to an hour session and present your poster (2-5 minute synopsis) to groups filtering through during the hour
      • Follow NCSU Branding rules for your poster! Use the 36×48 or 48×36 template
      • How do I create a poster?
      • Poster/presentation help sessions will be offered on
        • June 20 from 9:00-11:00 in Withers 232A (as part of REU programming; general help for creating posters)
        • July 21, 12:00-1:00 in Park Shops 200 (bring a draft/finished product to practice)
        • Schedule a meeting with the OUR Staff or Ambassadors
      • Poster printing
        • Your name and unity ID will be submitted to the OUR printing partner
        • You will then be able to submit with them (CALS Printing — you won’t be able to submit until we send the names)
        • You are responsible for submitting and picking up your poster
        • Watch their website to know how long it will take! Their site says, “submit today by XX pm, your poster will be available xx”. You are responsible for submitting on time.
          • Recommended deadline to ensure on-time printing – July 20
        • Submit your final draft; do not submit multiple times (do not abuse poster printing privileges)
        • You can submit your poster with a different printer, but printing will be done at your own expense
    • Digital posters (in the Cyma Rubin Visualization Gallery)
      • Digital posters allow you to make use of GIFs, short videos, etc.
        • If you’re feeling creative, want to showcase an example via movement, etc., this is the poster type for you!
        • Space is limited, but the opportunity is worth it!
      • You will be assigned to an hour session and present your poster (2-5 minute synopsis) to groups filtering through during the hour
      • Use NCSU/University Libraries templates – COMING SOON
      • You will receive communications from the OUR and the University Libraries partner running the Vis Gallery. Make sure to respond!
  • Day of
    • Additional information coming soon!
    • Presenters will check in no fewer than 15 minutes before their assigned session begins.
    • Presenters are expected to stay for the full duration of their assigned presentation hour.

2023 Spring Symposium

Sidewalk Symposium – Fall 2023

The OUR seeks undergraduates of all majors who have been working on research, scholarly, and creative projects to participate by creating colorful visual presentations of their research using nothing but chalk.