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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference?

The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference is an opportunity for undergraduate students to share their research and creativity with each other and the community.  This year’s event is the eleventh annual conference sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County (HECBC), which comprises Albright College, Alvernia University, Kutztown University, Pennsylvania State University (Berks), and Reading Area Community College.


When is the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference?

The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011.


Where is the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference?

Each year the conference is hosted by one of the HECBC schools. Alvernia University will host the 2011 conference.


Who may participate in the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference?

The conference is open to all undergraduate students.


What may I present at the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference?

You may present/exhibit work in all disciplines and formats:

  • paper presentations
  • poster displays
  • films
  • art exhibitions
  • performances

You may not present work that you have previously presented at this annual conference.


Why should I participate in the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference?

Participation can offer many benefits:

  • sharing your expertise with other scholars
  • showcasing your scholarly and creative work
  • working closely with a faculty mentor
  • networking with others in your field of interest
  • refining presentation skills
  • enhancing your resume

How do I participate in the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference? 

Select scholarly or creative work that you have done in the past year and would like to share with other students and faculty. Meet with a faculty member who has helped or would help you with this presentation and who will serve as your sponsor. Work with this faculty sponsor to discuss and propose an abstract describing the work. Complete the proposal form, making sure that you include contact information for your faculty sponsor.