The scholarly work presented at the Celebration of Student Scholarship should be of high quality such that it could be accepted for presentation at a discipline-appropriate, professional meeting (including undergraduate conferences). Scholarly work should be an original creative activity or research project conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Some examples include work from independent studies, capstones, seminars, honors theses, directed research, REUs, co-ops, and internships through Concordia or other institutions.
Components of the Abstract Submission
- Names of all student authors and faculty mentors involved in the project.
- Demographic information for all authors, including major, year in school, anticipated graduation date, and whether the presentation/paper/poster/creative work comes from a first research experience. This information is being collected purely for research purposes and will not be factored in to any decisions about submission acceptance.
- Abstract. Limit is 250 words. Abstracts should include 1) purpose of topic or relevance of topic to the field of study, 2) thesis, hypothesis, or research objectives, and 3) brief method(s) or approach used in the research or creative work. Example abstracts may be found on the COSS webpage. The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 14, 2018.
- Presentation type. COSS includes oral presentations in concurrent sessions and two poster sessions. Creative works may be presented as an artist talk in concurrent or poster sessions. All concurrent session presentations will be 15 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A. There will be three presentations per session with multiple rooms in session concurrently.
- Audio, visual, or other needs. All presentation rooms will be equipped with a PC computer and projector; poster sessions will include poster boards, easels, and clips.
- Title of your presentation, paper, poster, or artist talk.
- Three to five keywords for the presentation. Each concurrent session will draw from a range of disciplines around common themes that emerge from submitted keywords. The keywords must be more specific than the general discipline of the project; they should be descriptive of the work and invite an audience. Keywords for example abstracts may be found on the COSS webpage.
The COSS committee will review all abstracts and make every effort to include all high quality work at the event. If concurrent presentation sessions exceed capacity, some students may be asked to present their work in one of the poster sessions. An email confirming receipt of abstracts will be sent to authors and faculty mentors, typically within three business days of the submission. We anticipate notifying students whether they have been accepted to present at COSS 2018 by March 30. Accepted scholars and their faculty mentors will receive information about the time of their presentation closer to the event date.