Call for Student Poster/Research Presentation Proposals

An Unthemed UnConference  

March 4th, 2020 

CFP/ or e-poster Deadline, 2/1/2020 

Submissions to:  marcus@aishonors.orgmichelleb@aishonors.org, or sharon@aishonors.org 

 

Alpha Iota Sigma Honor Society is seeking student proposals for our Unthemed Interdisciplinary Studies UnConference and Annual Meeting being held March 4th 2020; hosted by the University of Central Florida.  Accepted student proposals may be presented asynchronously as an e-poster by following the format below, or synchronously on March 4th by joining a virtual room (URL to be distributed to accepted proposals). 

Undergraduate students are invited to submit e-posters or a proposal to discuss their research on any interdisciplinary topic. 

The mission of Alpha Iota Sigma is to recognize the academic scholarship and achievements of interdisciplinary students.  As an international honor society, Alpha Iota Sigma promotes the benefits of interdisciplinary work; provides a forum to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty, and local community members; investigates and encourages methods of interdisciplinary learning; enhances understanding and application of interdisciplinary knowledge among the general public; creates a sense of community among interdisciplinary students and graduates of interdisciplinary programs.   

Awards will be granted for winning submissions: $100 for the first place and $50 for second-place. 

Proposal Submission Instructions 

You must submit a completed e-poster or a presentation proposal by 2/1/2020. 

 

e-Poster Submissions (asynchronous – hosted on AIS Web site. Students do not have to present their work during the conference) 

Specifications: 

  • Presentations should be created in Microsoft PowerPoint. 
  • Presentations should be a main slide containing the poster itself (which should be a good quality JPG file). 
  • The notes feature of ppt should be used to provide an overview (narrative) of the poster (rationale for work, etc.) but should be kept to no more than 500 words. 
  • Additional slides (bulleted text) may be added to elaborate ideas to support the poster instead of using the notes feature but should not exceed 5-6 slides in addition to the main poster slide. 
  • Completed e-posters should be emailed by the sponsoring faculty member (supervising the students) to: Marcus Tanner, Michelle Buchberger and Sharon Woodill (emails listed at bottom of this notice) no later than 2/1/2020. 
  • Submissions will be acknowledged – receipt confirmed within 1 week of submission. 
  • All posters will be available on the AIS honors web site. 
  • Decisions about prizes will be made by the honors society executive council and announced on the AIS honors web site.  
  • Winners will be notified by email. 
  • The executive council reserves the right not to make an award if an insufficient number of posters are received.  

Synchronous presentations – students may present in person (in consultation with Sharon Woodhill at UCF) or virtually (sponsoring faculty member must coordinate technology needs with Marcus Tanner to ensure student may join the virtual presentation room at required time).   

Specifications: 

  • Final presentations should be no longer than 10-15 minutes.  
  • Proposals should provide a 500-word overview of the research that will be discussed. 
  • Early ideas of for research, methodology, and areas of investigation are welcomed.  
  • Proposals should be emailed by the sponsoring faculty member (supervising the students) to: Marcus Tanner, Michelle Buchberger and Sharon Woodill (emails listed at bottom of this notice) no later than 2/1/2020. 
  • Submissions will be acknowledged – receipt confirmed within 1 week of submission. 

Note: 

  • Decisions about prizes will be made by the honors society executive council and announced on the AIS honors web site.  
  • Winners will be notified by email. 
  • The executive council reserves the right not to make an award if an insufficient number of posters are received. 

Criteria: 

  • Presentation represents an original interdisciplinary research project initiated by an undergraduate student in an interdisciplinary program. 
  • Work effectively conveys the interdisciplinary research process, addressing a real-world problem by integrating insights from more than one discipline.  
  • Presentation is effective in its use of the medium and is accurate and professional.  

 

Submissions (proposals for presentations or completed posters) are due by 2/1/2020 

Please direct all questions and submissions to marcus@aishonors.orgmichelleb@aishonors.org, or sharon@aishonors.orgExecutive Committee, Alpha Iota Sigma. 

Presentations will be followed by the Annual General Meeting of the AIS (Alpha Iota Sigma) honor society.