February 4, 2016

Undergraduate Research Day Deadline Approaching

MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The University of Montevallo’s Undergraduate Research Day 2016 will be held on Wednesday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. An award ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.


The University’s Undergraduate Research Day is held each spring to highlight undergraduate student research. The event is open to all students who have completed an independent research or creative project in any discipline. Students wishing to participate must have worked with a faculty mentor who will review the final project before it is presented.


During the event, research findings may be presented via poster (or appropriate display) or oral presentations. Those presenting oral presentations should have a 10-12 minute presentation and visual aids, while poster presentations should have a 2-3 minute presentation planned. There will be a question and answer session after all oral and poster presentations.


A panel of judges will award the three most outstanding oral presentations and the three most outstanding poster presentations cash prizes.


Judging criteria includes:


  • Knowledge or experience achieved
  • Significance and impact of the body of work
  • Overall organization (including appearance of display if applicable)
  • Delivery (professional attire and overall presentation)
  • Introductory statements
  • Hypothesis/problems/thesis/research question
  • Results/discussion/clear development of argument
  • Summary/closing remarks
  • Originality and Creativity
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Clarity and competence of response to questions


To participate in Undergraduate Research Day 2016, students must submit an electronic application by Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.


The online application is available at http://www.legacy.montevallo.edu/UndergradResearch/RegistrationForm.shtm.


If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Tidwell at tidwellc@montevallo.edu.