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The annual Berks County Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference allows students to share their research and creativity with each other and the community.  The conference is open to any undergraduate student seeking an opportunity to share their expertise with other scholars.

Presentation Opportunities:

    • Papers, Posters, Visual Art, Performance

Why should students participate?

Participation offers many benefits:

    • Enhance your resume for employment and/or graduate school
    • Showcase your scholarly and creative work
    • Work closely with a faculty mentor
    • Connect with others in your field of interest
    • Observe and learn from other presenters
    • Refine your presentation skills
    • Learn from the keynote speaker

    Student abstracts are due by Monday, March 19th.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

(tentative schedule)

All attendees are expected to attend the
Welcome & Keynote from 11am-12pm
and to check-in 
at the

Registration Table by 10:45am (prior to the 11am Welcome & Keynote.)

    **Professional attire is expected of all attendees**

8am - 11am

8am - 9am

Check-In/Registration   Academic Forum Lobby

Morning Refreshments

9am - 10:45am Paper Sessions

11am - 12pm

12pm - 2pm

Welcome & Keynote Speaker    Academic Forum

Lunch

12:15 - 3:30pm Paper Sessions
12:15 - 1:30pm Poster/Visual/Performance Sessions
1:45 - 3pm Poster/Visual/Performance Sessions

                                       

Presentation Types:

Presentations can be in the form of a paper presentation, poster, artwork, film, or performance.

     Paper

     Paper presentations may focus on research in academic fields including but not limited to education, social sciences, natural sciences, the humanities, or business.   Once your submission has been accepted and you have registered for the conference you will be assigned a room with others who are presenting on the same subject. Please see the 'Guidelines' and 'Student Presentation Schedule' links for more information. These presentations are 10 minute talks with 5 minutes for questions from the audience. Students are assigned to a group time, with other student presenters, and are required to stay for the full session which is typically a one hour timeslot of 4 presentations.

     Poster

     Posters may focus on research in academic fields including but not limited to education, social sciences, natural sciences, the humanities, or business. Participants will mount posters on a poster panel to be viewed by others for two hours. Your time will be confirmed after your submission has been received. Please see the 'Guidelines' and 'Student Presentation Schedule' links for additional information. Students are required to staff their display for the entire session time to be able to explain and answer questions from attendees.

     Visual Art Work 

     The categories for visual art include but are not limited to ceramics, design, drawing, mixed media, multi-media, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.  Visual art will be on display for the entire conference. You are responsible for setting up and removing your own work. The exact location will be confirmed after we receive your slides or URL.  Please see the 'Guidelines' and 'Student Presentation Schedule' links for more details.

     Film Presentations

     Film presentations are limited to 10 minutes. The exact location and time will be confirmed after we receive your CD or URL.  Please see the 'Guidelines' and 'Student Presentation Schedule' links for further information.

     Performances

     Performances including but not limited to dance, music, poetry, fiction, or dramatic readings will be limited to 10 minutes. Exact time will be confirmed after we receive your creative writing submission, tape, or URL. Please note performance restrictions on the 'Guidelines' page.

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