The Office of Student Research is seeking applications for students interested in presenting at the Virtual Midwest Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) Conference. This conference is sponsored by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and hosted by the University of Illinois Springfield. Ten abstracts highlighting different disciplines across campus and two works of art will be selected to represent Truman at the Virtual URSCA. Students selected to present will need to submit a presentation recording by Monday, October 25, and be able to dedicate time on Saturday, November 13 for the synchronous Q&A portion of the conference.
To be eligible for presenting, you must be a currently enrolled, Truman undergraduate student. You must have completed or be currently involved in a faculty-mentored research experience. The conference will consist of both asynchronous and synchronous components, so applying students must be able to submit a presentation recording by October 25 and be able to dedicate time on November 13 for the synchronous Q&A portion of the conference.
Abstracts for oral, poster, and visual arts presentations are welcome. Ten abstracts highlighting different disciplines across campus and two works of art will be selected to represent Truman at the Virtual URSCA. Abstracts are due by Friday, October 1. Students will be notified about abstract acceptance by October 11.
- Abstract (150-words maximum), including the title and authors
- A description of the current status of the project (in-progress, completed, etc.)
- Faculty mentor approval (a confirmation email will be sent to the faculty mentor)
Applications for the 2021 Midwest URSCA are due Friday, October 1
Submit Your Midwest URSCA Application
All presentations will be delivered asynchronously through pre-recorded videos on YouTube. Poster and art presentations should be a maximum of 5 minutes and oral presentations (including creative writing) should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Students selected to present will need to submit a presentation recording by Monday, October 25.
The synchronous Q&A session will be held via Zoom on Saturday, November 13. Each presenter will have 5 minutes to answer questions. Student presenters should be able to attend all synchronous sessions on November 13.