Submissions Now Being Accepted for 29th Annual Student Research Conference

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The 29th Annual Student Research Conference (SRC) is now accepting online submissions of abstracts for oral presentations, senior capstone presentations and poster sessions. Early-bird submissions are due by March 22 and late-submissions due by April 1. Details on the conference, including guidance on participation and the abstract submission form, can be found on the SRC website at semo.edu/src. The conference will be held virtually April 21 and 22.

Marking the return of the SRC after last year’s hiatus, the 2021 Student Research Conference continues Southeast’s tradition of scholarly and creative endeavor. The goals of the SRC are:

  1. To increase participation for both students and faculty;
  2. To encourage participation from both undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines;
  3. To promote a culture that values research and scholarly and creative activity at Southeast Missouri State University; and
  4. To provide the most authentic and valuable conference experience for our students.

Submissions are open to any student research project in any discipline at both the undergraduate and graduate levels provided it is primarily the work of the student. The decision to accept a project for the conference will be based only on the project’s abstract. Neither oral nor poster submissions require a formal written paper to determine eligibility. This allows students to focus their efforts on meeting the rigorous expectations of a high-quality presentation and reduces the burden on faculty mentors and judges.

This year’s SRC will also include the Senior Capstone Symposium and roundtable discussion sessions. The symposium will feature presentations by students who have completed senior-level capstone research experiences, such as HN499 Honors Research, Academic Distinction in the department of the major or McNair Scholars. The roundtable discussions will be facilitated by faculty members, student panelists and community members and will cover two topics: learning in the age of COVID and student research.

All projects are eligible for one of 15 awards that distinguish between undergraduate and graduate level research. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place presenters in each category. In addition, every student who presents at the SRC will receive feedback on their presentation.

University Provost Dr. Mike Godard will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, April 21 at 11:45 am via webinar. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend the virtual keynote address and virtual conference sessions.

For more information about the 29th Annual Student Research Conference, visit semo.edu/src or contact SRC Coordinator Dr. Joseph M. Snyder at jmsnyder@semo.edu.

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