Posters at the Capitol 2020
March 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
What is P@C: Posters-at-the-Capitol (P@C) is a showcase of unique scholarly, research, and creative projects led by undergraduate students from the state-funded universities in the Commonwealth and KCTCS. During the one-day event, students present their faculty-mentored projects to those responsible for crafting higher education policy in Kentucky. KY NSF EPSCoR undergraduate participants and award recipients are highly encouraged to submit an abstract.
What is the mission of P@C: Help increase the understanding of the important role undergraduate research plays in the education of our students among those responsible for higher education funding in KY
Who attends P@C: 16 students from each of the 8 state higher education institutions within Kentucky. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at their home institution to learn more about the event.
When is P@C: March 5, 2020
Where is P@C: Frankfort, KY State Capitol Building
- Submission deadline: October 11, 2019, 4:00 PM
- Event Date: March 5, 2020
APPLYING TO P@C
In recent years, the number of undergraduate student applicants has increased twofold, therefore inevitably creating a “competition” to present at Posters-at-the-Capitol. While this is very encouraging for the sustainability of undergraduate research, it has also made the selection process very challenging. Below are general guidelines to assist students, faculty, and administrators in the preparation of an application and in the selection process.
Abstracts will be accepted from ALL disciplines. A limited number of poster spaces are awarded to each institution. This number varies depending on the total number of abstracts submitted state-wide each year. Top abstracts from students in good standing will be accepted by an internal review board to represent each Kentucky institution.
An abstract is a concise statement of the major elements of a research project and/or scholarly work. It should contain an introduction; a purpose, objective or hypothesis; results of the project if it is complete; and conclusions drawn from what was learned. Posters-at-the-Capitol requires abstracts to be no more than 300 words. Abstracts should be written in past tense (with the understanding that at the time of submission your work may still be in progress). Avoid technical jargon and define all abbreviations. Use of the term “we” is appropriate, rather than “I”.
Posters-at-the-Capitol requires all projects to have results to show. In other words, research projects that are in progress and do not yet have any results, will not be accepted.
References are NOT included in an abstract. Be sure the abstract is:
Complete: Covers all major parts of the project
Concise: No excess or unnecessary information
Clear: Is readable and well organized
Cohesive: Flows smoothly and is grammatically sound
Seek faculty advisor review and approval of the abstract before submitting.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT
Register on P@C website (create a new account if you have never submitted to P@C before)
Review General selection guidelines
Upload your Abstract by 4PM EST, Friday, October 11, 2019
Confirm that your Faculty Mentor has completed any required review or endorsement as as required by your home institution.
POSTER GUIDELINES & RESOURCES
- Posters may not exceed 48″ by 48″
- Tips for Designing an Effective Poster
- Poster Presentations: Conceptualizing, Constructing & Critiquing by Michael Newbrey and Joan Baltezore
- Procedure to Construct Professional-Quality Posters by Michael Newbrey and Joan Baltezore
- 60 Second Poster Evaluation by George Hess