Undergraduate Research Conference Series
The OUR has partnered with USF Library Digital Media Commons (DMC) to expand the UR Conference preparatory series. In addition to the OUR Abstract, Poster, and Oral seminars, the DMC will offer three additional topics, each designed to help you develop alternative approaches to poster or oral presentation design. See the full schedule below.
Preparation seminars are scheduled each spring prior to the Undergraduate Research Conference. Topics are listed below:
OUR Preparatory Seminars
Developing and Writing a Persuasive Research Abstract
Students will be given advice on the “best practices” for developing an abstract for presentation at a research conference. Topics include: What reviewers are looking for, how to develop a concise hypothesis/goal, composing the different sections on the abstract, the most effective way to state the conclusions, how to work with results that are not yet complete, and a discussion of authorship. This seminar is designed for students in all years of study who desire to improve the effectiveness of their writing, and is strongly recommended for students who intend to participate in the UR Conference.
Developing an Effective Research Poster
Topics include: What to expect the day of the conference day, poster “Basics”, formatting tips, and best practices for interacting with facilitators. Attendees are encouraged to bring “draft” posters to the session to receive feedback and get help crafting their presentations.
Crafting an Oral Presentation
Topics include: What to expect the day of the conference, presentation “Basics” and formatting tips. Attendees are encouraged to bring “draft” presentations to the session to receive feedback and get help crafting their presentations.
DMC Preparatory Seminars
Visually Designing Your Research: Creating a Research Poster with Adobe InDesign
The Undergraduate Research Conference is a signature event in which students present their current research to the USF community. The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Digital Media Commons have come together to assist students with their poster, by showing them how to utilize Adobe InDesign to creatively and efficiently design their research poster.
- Understand basic design principles like color and symmetry
- Learn beginning InDesign tools to design an engaging and informative research poster
- Learn how to format and creatively layout pictures, texts, and graphs
Beyond Powerpoint: New Tools to Spice Up Your Oral Presentation
In this session, we will identify and review a variety of online multimedia tools that can supplement or replace PowerPoint and help you create and deliver high-quality and engaging oral presentations.
Seminar Schedule- Spring 2018
|Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium Preparatory Workshops
NOTE: Seminars listed below are offered by OUR & DMC. Review seminar title carefully when making your selection********