Student Submissions and Instructions
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 2021 UIC Impact and Research Week, which will be held from Monday to Friday, April 5 – 9, 2021. 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.
Over the course of the week, students will have the opportunity to present in presentation sessions hosted by one of the following units/programs:
- Honors College
- UIC Impact/The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research (CURA)
- L@s GANAS.
The Honors College
Each day, Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9, the Honors College will host three concurrent, hour-long presentation sessions, each with capacity for four students to present their work. These Honors College presentation sessions are restricted to Honors College students and will occur at the following times each day: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. The Honors College will host a maximum of 60 presentation sessions, or 240 individual student presentations, over the course of the week.
On Wednesday, April 7, UIC Impact and the UIC Office of Undergraduate Research have teamed up to host concurrent, hour-long presentations sessions, each with capacity for 4 students to present their work. Registration for these sessions are geared toward students who will be presenting impact projects and those who have received a CURA award. Other students from across campus who are engaged in undergraduate impact and research projects are also invited to register for these sessions. Sessions will occur at the following times on Wednesday, April 7: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm. Over the course of the day, UIC Impact/CURA will host a maximum of 12 presentation sessions, corresponding to up to 48 individual student presentations.
Each day, Monday, April 5 through Thursday April 8, at 5:30pm, L@s GANAS will host a one-hour-long research panel, with capacity for four students to present their work. These L@s GANAS research panels are open only to students affiliated with L@s GANAS. In total, L@s GANAS will offer four research panel sessions, or 16 student presentations, over the course of the week.
Important Things to Know Before Registering
- In registering, students will need to select one session (day and time) offered by the unit with which they plan to present (e.g., Honors College, L@s GANAS, CURA, and/or Impact).
- If the student or project is affiliated with multiple sponsoring units, the student may register to present with whichever unit they feel is best suited to their work or fits their schedule.
- Students may present only one time over the entire week.
- Some sessions have a preferred set of disciplines listed, and while students are strongly encouraged to register for times with preferences that align with the content of the work, students may ultimately register for the session that best fit their schedule.
- Each session will include multiple slots; students will thus be one of several presenters in their session.
- Within each presentation session/panel, each student presenter will have approximately 7-10 minutes to make their presentation.
- Each presentation session/panel will be scored by a panel of Faculty/Staff judges. Time will be reserved for judges to ask each student questions about their presentation.
- Students may present as part of a group/team, however, a single registration will be submitted for both presenters and as such, those who wish to present as a group should elect one person to submit the registration on behalf of the entire group.
- Students will have 20 minutes to complete the registration process. You will need to include your abstract 300-word as part of the process; due to the time limitation for registration, it is highly recommended that you have your abstract completed prior to starting the process so that you may simply copy/paste your abstract in the required registration field.
- After registering, email your completed abstract to email@example.com to ensure that all formatting and characters are accurately captured.
- Click the “Register” button
- Students will then be taken to a screen through which a presentation session/panel and/or workshops can be selected; all of which are listed together, in the order in which they will occur throughout the week.
- Additional details about the details of a a listed session/panel can be viewed by clicking “see more.”
- Using the drop down menu to the right of each listed session/panel, students will select “1.”
- After a session has been selected (and any desired workshops), click the orange “Register” button.
- After clicking “Register” students will be taken to the Registration Form page to complete all required registration fields.
- If registering for a group: Select “Yes” when asked, and additional fields will be provided to input the names and information of other group members.
- Once all fields are complete, click “Submit.”
- Note: All fields must be completed in order for the final “Register” button to turn Orange/be enabled. If the button is grayed out, this indicates a field has been overlooked.
- After completing registration students will receive an email confirming the details of their registration with a link to view/manage their registration information.