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Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium

On Thursday, April 9, 2015, the Office for Undergraduate Research will host the OUR Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium. The event will be held in the Marshall Student Center (Ballroom and conference rooms) and will provide a venue for undergraduate students in all disciplines to present their current research and receive feedback from research mentors and peers.

Key Dates:

Presenter Application Available Fri. Dec. 12, 2014
Presenter Application Deadline Sun.. March 1, 2015
Mentor Approval Form Deadline Sun. March 1, 2015
Notification of Acceptance Wed. March 11, 2015
Research and Arts Colloquium Thurs. April 9, 2015

Format Details

Poster Presentations:

Poster presentations must not exceed 4’ (height) by 6’ (width). Display materials such as pushpins will be supplied by the OUR.

Oral Presentations:

Due to space limitations, the number of oral abstracts accepted for presentation will be limited. Oral presentations will run no more than 15 minutes in duration including questions.

Studio/Visual Arts Presentations

Studio/Visual Arts Presentation: Art works (i.e., painting, photograph(s), drawings, etc.) will be displayed along with a supplementary research poster.

Poster Printing

Poster printing is available at the following locations:

  • USF Techsmart Office (located in the Marshall Center next to the computer store) – contact store for pricing information
  • Pro-Copy 5219 E. Fowler Avenue (813-988-5900) Pro-Copy Pricing Info »

If you need help preparing your presentation you should attend an OUR Colloquium Preparation Workshop »

2015 Colloquium Sponsor: ResearchOne

Research One logo

ResearchOne is a celebration of research-related activities and events that showcase the work of our researchers throughout the USF System. From its beginnings as a single week of events in the Fall of 2008, ResearchOne has expanded to promote USF research-related events and activities year-round, on all USF campuses.

Library Research Award

The Library grants up to a $500.00 award to the undergraduate who best demonstrates use of library materials for their research project.

Excellence in Research Awards

The OUR will award approximately $6,000 in total Research in Excellence Awards during the 2015 Colloquium. Research in Excellence Awards are based on nominations from Colloquium facilitators who evaluate the quality of the presentation and research. During the 2014 colloquium, 24 students received $250 Research in Excellence Awards across multiple disciplines.

Undergraduate in Physiology Award

This award recognizes research in that contain a physiological focus. This is not a financial award but 1-2 students will be recognized with a certificate and recognition through the American Physiological Society.
Please send an email to pollenz@usf.edu if you would like your research reviewed for this award. There is no formal application, but you must declare an intent to be reviewed no later than March 30th.

Posters are displayed in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom. Oral sessions take place in Marshall Student Center conference rooms.

Session #1

(Poster Session Only)
Note: No oral sessions are scheduled during this session.
Time: 9:30 AM – 12PM
Location: MSC Ballroom
Presenter Check-In Location: Outside of the MSC Ballroom
Presenter Check-In Time: Between 9 – 9:30 AM

Session #2

(Poster Session and Oral Sessions: Humanities, Social Science, Natural & Physical Science)
Time: 12:30 – 3 PM
Poster Session: MSC Ballroom
Oral Presentations A, B, and C
Poster Presenter Check-In Location: Outside of the MSC Ballroom
Poster Presenter Check-In Time: Between 12 – 12:30 PM
Oral Presenter Check-In Location: Third floor of the Marshall Student Center (Check-In area)
Oral Presenter Check-In Time: Between 12 – 12:30 PM

Session #3

(Poster Session and Oral Sessions: Social Science and Performing Arts)
Time: 3:30 – 6 PM
Poster Session: MSC Ballroom
Oral Presentations D and E
Poster Presenter Check-In Location: Outside of the MSC Ballroom
Poster Presenter Check-In Time: Between 3 – 3:30 PM
Oral Presenter Check-In Location: Third floor of the Marshall Student Center (Check-In area)
Oral Presenter Check-In Time: Between 3 – 3:30 PM

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