Participate in the SEARCH Symposium

The SEARCH Symposium is open to all undergraduate who have developed research or creative products and have a faculty sponsor. Students can participate in the symposium in two ways.

General Participation: Guidelines for the SEARCH poster presentation

The heart of the SEARCH Symposium is the poster presentation. Posters visually display the highlights of the research project and serve as a catalyst for conversation and questions as fellow students, faculty, and competition judges browse through the fair. Students accompany their posters to be available for these discussions and should anticipate a lively interchange about their work.

Templates for posters can be downloaded here: 3’x2’ or 4’x3’. Posters should be colorful, engaging, and clearly readable. Students should follow formatting standards of their respective academic discipline. Examples of previous student posters may be found on the university’ Foundry database.

Posters must be professionally printed. This cost is the student’s responsibility. Students should contact Dr. Janet Dean for printing details.

Research Competition: Guidelines for the SEARCH formal paper

In addition to the poster presentation, students may also enter the research competition for a chance to win a $600 cash prize. The competition requires both the poster presentation and the submission of a formal paper.

Papers for the competition should investigate and evaluate research sources, pose an original thesis or hypothesis, and present results and conclusions that are critical, creative, and intellectually engaging. Students should follow the appropriate research and formatting standards for their academic discipline.

Papers for award consideration must be submitted electronically at least two weeks prior to the Symposium to

SEARCH Interest Form

Interested in learning more about SEARCH, but are not yet ready to register? Complete the form below and get in touch.

Are you ready to register for SEARCH? Fill out the Registration Form instead.