President's Academic Showcase Sign Up
The annual President’s Academic Showcase of Undergraduate Research is part of Concordia University's commitment to academic excellence. The competition is a chance for you to work one-on-one with a faculty mentor on an undergraduate research project of your choice. The competition is inter-disciplinary, drawing entries from biology, English, theology, behavioral sciences, music, theater, education, business, communication studies, psychology, art, chemistry, history, anthropology, linguistics and mathematics (i.e. any academic discipline). A panel of faculty, selected from across the disciplines, serves as judges for the showcase. There are two levels of competition: Tier One for upperclassman and Tier Two for freshmen and sophomores. Prizes for winners range from $200 to $1500, with a total purse of over $5,000. In addition to the monetary prizes, this is an excellent opportunity for you to exercise your academic muscles and delve deeper into a particular discipline and experience cutting-edge research. If you plan to go to graduate school this would be the best way to boost your resume with real hands-on research experience. Projects can be a new project (eligible to earn 3 units of independent study credit) or can be an extension of a research project done as part of a class.
• Sign up window is October 9, 2018 - January 18, 2019
• Research paper – no minimum length, maximum 25 pages, due March 18, 2019
• Academic Poster – due at campus Poster Session on April 4, 2019
• Finalist Presentations - April 10, 2019
If you would like to formally sign-up for the Showcase, please complete the form below. If you are working as a team with a partner, ONLY submit ONE sign-up form. Make sure to list your partner's name in the appropriate box. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Erin Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What is your current class level?
Academic Showcase Experience
Have you participated in the Academic Showcase before?
Individual or Team
Will you be competing as an individual or with a partner(s) as a team?
If you plan to work with a team, please enter your team members' first and last names here (leave blank if working alone). NOTE: Your team should complete ONLY ONE sign up form.
What tier level are you signing up for?
Note: Tier 2 is reserved for freshman and sophomores who have not participated previously.
What is the academic discipline of the paper?
NOTE: Choose the discipline that best categorizes your paper topic. Use "Other discipline not listed" if necessary.
Exercise and Sport Science
Other discipline not listed
Who will be your faculty mentor? Make sure you have had a formal conversation about having them serve as your mentor. We will be emailing them to verify your arrangement.
Faculty Mentor Email
What is a tentative title for the paper you plan to submit?
Send me a copy of my responses
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