Research Day 2010

Inviting all Undergraduate and Graduate Students To Apply and Submit Abstracts for Participation in Student Research Day to be held in the Roaden University Center’s Multipurpose Room on Thursday, April 15, 2010

5th Annual Student Research Day | Thursday, April 15, 2010


Research may be defined as intensive systematic investigation into a subject in an effort to discover new facts or apply current knowledge/techniques to better understand a system.

The “Student Research Day” at Tennessee Technological University is an effort to: highlight and emphasize the importance and significance of research in postsecondary education; and, to recognize the different areas of research peculiar to the different disciplines;

The Research Day Poster Session(s) will be held in the Multipurpose Room in the Roaden University Center on Thursday, April 15, 2010.

There will be a graduate division and an undergraduate division.

All participants will receive a “Certificate of Participation.”

Posters will be judged and awards will be presented for the best posters.
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Application Form

All graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply for participation in Research Day.
Click here for application form.

Note that each participant or team must have a Faculty Research Advisor sign the application.  As an alternative to paper submission, the application can be sent (signed or unsigned) via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with cc to the Faculty Research Advisor.

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Abstract Guidelines for Participants

The abstract of your research will be printed in the program. The abstract should be a concise summary of the work being presented. It should be carefully prepared and proofread to avoid mistakes.

Limit your abstract to 200 words or less

Titles should contain not more than 12 words

Use number 12 font size

The Abstract Title should be the same as the Title on the Application.

The author(s) should be in the same order as they appear in the application with the senior/primary author’s name appearing first and a double asterisk to indicate the presenter, if not the same person.

Prepare the abstract using the template information available below.

Submit the abstract on or before February 22, 2010 , in electronic form to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more information contact The Office of Research and Graduate Studies at 372-3233

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Abstract Template

Line 1 – Title in Bold and all CAPS and the same as on the Application

Blank line following the title

Authors listed in the same order as they appear on the Application with senior/primary author appearing first

Departmental Affiliation of the authors

Blank line following Authors/Affiliation

Body of Abstract – No indentation at the beginning of the paragraph

Blank line following the body of abstract

Be sure to get your Research Advisor’s approval BEFORE submitting the Abstract.

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Poster Requirements

Effective poster presentations typically include: (a) introduction; (b) description of the method or technique used; (c) results obtained; (d) discussion of results; (e) conclusion/recommendation(s); (f) references; (g) acknowledgement of support.

Trifold poster board 36” x 48” for Table Tops will be provided by the participant. The boards are available in the University Bookstore.

Poster content can be printed in sections, using a standard printer and attached to the trifold paper board or as a single printed display to be attached to the board. For the latter, wide-format printers are available in some departments capable of printing ANSI E (34" x 44"). If using this option, please remember that room should be left in the e-file for margins. It is recommended that only white background be used to avoid excessive use of inks. An example poster template is available here (PPT file) Only the 44x34 inch (landscape) template would be appropriate for the poster board used for Research Day.

If you choose to use a wide-format poster printing facility on campus, please do not delay in getting your posters printed and be aware that some facilities may have restrictions as to time and number of plots done.

Posters do not have to occupy the full space of the poster board, but can not exceed 36" x 48".

Tables for the Poster Boards will be provided by the sponsors.

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Student Research Day Schedule

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