NEW| Abstract Deadline Extended to March 4

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 7, 2011

6th Annual Student Research Day | Thursday, April 7 2011


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 7, 2011.

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 and Abstract Submission Form

All graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply for participation in Student Research Day.  This year the entire application/abstract submission and approval process will occur electronically.  Once this information is submitted, a request will be sent to the faculty research advisor that the applicant lists on the form.

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Abstract Guidelines for Participants

The abstract of your project 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 250 words or less

Titles should contain not more than 12 words

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.

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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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