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Center for Undergraduate Excellence

» Student Scholar Symposium

Spring 2020 Symposium  

Tuesday, May 5
Wednesday, May 6
Thursday, May 7 

The Student Scholar Symposium celebrates the breadth and depth of scholarly research and creative exploration by Chapman University undergraduate students. Each semester experience a showcase of projects from diverse academic and creative disciplines. Interact with student researchers and their innovative exhibits, reflecting rigorous inquiry happening across the campus.


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Participation and Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline – Wednesday, April 1 at 4:00p.m.
  • Poster's must be uploaded to assigned portal by Wednesday, April 29, at noon.
  • Present your research/creative activity in a poster format to fellow students, faculty, and community members.
  • All students presenting and their faculty mentors are invited to attend the dinner (spring) and keynote. (CANCELLED)
  • Academic Poster Design Tutorial 

Abstract Guidelines

  • Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project. Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context that demonstrates how the project makes a contribution to the area of inquiry. Provide a brief description of the research or creative methodology. State expected results and/or conclusions. Include text only (no images or graphics). Be well-written and well-organized.
  • Abstracts should run 200-300 words with no paragraph breaks. Maximum length: 2100 characters (approximately 300 words).
  • Use plain text format for your abstract. The form will not process some formatting and special characters (e.g., scientific symbols). References are allowed but not required. 

Poster Presentations (Fall and Spring)

Presentation

  • Presenters are required to arrive at least 20 minutes early to check-in and set up at assigned presentation location.
  • Poster printing is available through CUE.
  • See Poster Printing Guidelines drop down for specific details and deadlines.

Professional Courtesy

This symposium provides a setting for attendees to observe and learn conference etiquette. Presenters are expected to be available at their posters for the entire session to present and engage with session attendees.

Click here for Poster Printing Guidelines 

Oral Presentations (Spring Only)

Presentation

  • Each session is one hour in length with three presenters.
  • Oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes per presenter. Individual presentation timelines are as follows:
    • 15 minutes for presentation
    • 5 minutes for Q&A
    • Time limits are strictly enforced by the moderator.
  • Presenters are required to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start of assigned session to verify their presentation will display properly.

Professional Courtesy

This symposium provides a setting for attendees to observe and learn conference etiquette. Presenters are required to remain in the room until completion of the session.

Visual Arts Presentations (Spring Only)

Visual Art Exhibition
May 4-24, 2020
Leatherby Libraries

Forms of Artwork

Submissions of artwork will be considered from students in any major, and in the following material forms including but not limited to:

  • Fine Art
    • 2D – works on paper, works on canvas, collage
    • 3D – sculpture, installation, ceramics
    • Video
  • Graphic Design
    • Logo design
    • Shirt & Apparel Design
    • Books, magazines, catalogs
    • Illustrations

Presentation

Visual Arts presenters are required to give an oral presentation on their work and process.

Visual Arts sessions will be one hour in length.
  • Opening 30 minutes student presentations
    • Oral presentations are limited to 5 minutes per presenter.
  • Closing 30 minutes students will adjourn by artwork for individual questions and conversation about your work. 
  • Presenters are required to arrive at least 20 minutes early to check-in and set up if need be.

Professional Courtesy

This symposium provides a setting for attendees to observe and learn conference etiquette. Presenters are required to remain in the room until completion of the session.

Performing Arts Presentations (Spring Only)

Types of Performance/Presentation

  • Music
    • Music: original composition or arrangement 
    • Musical performance 
    • Lecture recital 
    • Music research and/or analysis (for example, in music history, music theory, or music education) 
  • Dance
    • Dance performance or choreography 
    • Research on dance history, theory, or education, etc. 
  • Theatre
    • Original work: monologue or scene (up to 5 actors) 
    • Interpretive work: monologue or scene (up to 5 actors) 
    • Research on the history of theatre, theatre education, etc. 

Performance/Presentation

  • Each session is one hour in length.
  • Performance/presentations are limited to 20 minutes per presenter. Individual performance/presentation timelines are as follows:
    • 15 minutes for performance/presentation
    • 5 minutes for Q&A
    • Time limits are strictly enforced by the moderator.
  • Performers/presenters are required to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start of assigned session to verify their presentation will display properly. 

Professional Courtesy

This symposium provides a setting for attendees to observe and learn conference etiquette. Presenters are required to remain in the room until completion of the session.

 

Film and Media Art Presentations (Spring Only)

Type of Presentation

  • Original film 
  • Research on the history or theory of film

Presentation

  • Each session is one hour in length.
  • Presentations are limited to 20 minutes per presenter. Individual presentation timelines are as follows:
    • 15 minutes for presentation
    • 5 minutes for Q&A
    • Time limits are strictly enforced by the moderator.
  • Presenters are required to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start of assigned session to verify their presentation will display properly.

Professional Courtesy

This symposium provides a setting for attendees to observe and learn conference etiquette. Presenters are required to remain in the room until completion of the session.

Past Keynote Speakers

2019: Dr. Zeinab Dabbah '12, born in Cairo, Egypt and received her MD at Cairo University, She graduated cum laude in 2012 with an Emphasis in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution from the Fowler School of Law, and recipient of the Chapman University Distinguished Alumni Award. Watch Zeinab Dabbah's Keynote! 

2018: Frederick J. Simon, 20 years of service with the FBI, Office of Public and Congressional Affairs, Evidence Response Team

2018: Anissa Hassouna, Member of Egyptian Parliament, Frist woman elected to the Board of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs and Author of Without a Prior Notice. Watch Anissa Hassouna's Keynote! 

2017: Carolyn Forche, Award-winning Poet of Witness, Human Rights Advocate, Chapman University Presidential Fellows, Director of Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University. Watch Carolyn Forche's Keynote!

2017: Mike Paul HughesNASA Engineer, Music Producer, Composer, Writer, Inspirational Speaker. Deputy Project Manager, ASPIRE, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and Researcher in Advanced Mars Entry, Descent and Landing Systems. Watch Mike Paul Hughes' Keynote!

2016: Nancy Perloff, Ph. D., Curator of Modern and Contemporary Collections for the Getty Research Institute. As a trained musicologist and art historian, scholarly research and creative activity have played an integral role in Perloff’s life and career. Watch Nancy Perloff's Keynote!

2016: Robert AkscynFounder and President of Knowledge Systems, Hypertext pioneer, First Chair of SIGLINK, ACM’s special Interest Group on Hypertext and the Web, honored by field colleagues via “Akscyn’s Law,” former Chairman of the Board for 4 high-technologies companies. Watch Robert Akscyn's Keynote!

2015: Kenneth E. Phillips, Ph.D., Curator for Aerospace Science at the California Science Center, Caretake of Space Shuttle Endeavor. Watch Kenneth E. Phillips' Keynote!

2015:  M.G. Lord, Cultural critic, investigative journalist, and comedian. Author of The Accidental Feminist, Astro Turf, and Forever Barbie. Former Newsday editorial cartoonist.

2014: Akin C. Ceylan, COO Home Entertainment, Lionsgate. Chapman University Alumnus, Class of 1990, Chapman Alumni Association Board, VP Communications.

2014: Jennifer Backhaus, Founder and Artistic Director of Backhausdance, OC award-winning contemporary dance company. One of OC Metro's "40 Under 40" in 2009. Alumna of the year, Chapman University. Teaching Artist for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' community education program.

2013: Robert Diaz, Corporate Transactional Attorney, Finlayson Williams Toffer Roosevelt & Lilly LLP., Chapman University Alumnus, Class of 1997.

2012: Dr. Arthur Benjamin, Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College and Magician.

Digital Commons

Chapman University Digital Commons is an open access digital repository designed to collect, store, index, and provide access to the scholarly and creative output of Chapman University faculty, students, staff, and affiliates. In it are faculty research papers and books, data sets, outstanding student work, audiovisual materials, images, special collections, and more, all created by members of or owned by Chapman University.

If you present at the Student Scholar Symposium, your poster will be uploaded to the Digital Commons. You can access the Digital Commons here.

Contact


Main:
cue@chapman.edu  
(714) 628-2852
Location: 
415 East Walnut Avenue 
Orange, CA 92867
Mailing Address:
Center for Undergraduate Excellence
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

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