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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs, the Honors College and the division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce the 2019 UIC Impact and Research (IRD), which will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. This important campus-wide event showcases undergraduate, graduate and professional student research covering a broad range of scholarship and experiences: Art/Design/Humanities; Business/Computer Science/Mathematics; Engineering/Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; and Social Sciences.

Students will have the opportunity to present in one of four different formats: research or impact poster, oral presentation, or creative display. These formats will provide students with an opportunity to showcase pursuits in and beyond the classroom such as research projects, service, study abroad, internships, student employment, career development, and/or leadership.


Research Posters

Students should register to present a research poster at the event if:

  • Their presentation involves research or scholarship of any kind, or represents creative or applied work based on research

AND

  • their work can be showcased on a poster and presented to judges in summary form in approximately 10 minutes

Impact Posters

Students should register to participate in the impact poster portion of the event if:

  • They are showcasing experiences from high impact areas of concentration such as career development, civic engagement & social justice, environmental awareness & sustainability, global perspective & diversity, and leadership & involvement
  • Examples of experiences can include internships, student employment, leadership activities, service-learning and community service activities and study abroad experiences

Oral Presentations

Students should register to participate in the oral presentation portion of the event if:

  • They are showcasing experiences from high impact areas of concentration such as career development, civic engagement & social justice, environmental awareness & sustainability, global perspective & diversity, and leadership & involvement

AND

  • They would like to give a formal presentation using PowerPoint or other media followed by a question and answer period
  • Examples of experiences can include internships, student employment, leadership activities, service-learning and community service activities and study abroad experiences

Creative Presentations

Students should register to participate in the creative presentation portion of the event if:

  • Creative presentations may be musical, theatrical, dance, video, film, creative writing, or visual art presentations in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, or mixed media
  • Presentations must include a discussion of your activity as well as the presentation itself