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CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium

The symposium taking place from 1 - 5 pm on Wednesday, April 11th is open to any undergraduate CAES student who conducted research (funded or not funded) during the 2017-2018 school year. A call for abstracts will be issued in the spring and abstracts will be due by March 21st.

  • Students will conduct research under the direction of a CAES faculty mentor.
  • Students submit an abstract by March 21, 2018 to enter the competition.
  • Students may choose to present their research findings in the poster or oral categories.  
  • The top five students in both the poster and oral presentations will receive awards.

Important Deadlines:

  • March 21, 2018
    Abstracts due
  • April 11, 2018
    CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium

Details on Judging and Presentation

Students can identify their preference for giving either an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Every effort will be made to accommodate your selection and to schedule your oral or poster presentation when you are not in class.  You will be notified of your presentation time once the deadline for abstract submissions has passed.  

Both types of presentations should be 10 minutes and followed by 3 minutes of questions.

Poster Presenters:

  • Review the guidelines for size and layout here.
  • The easels will be available in the Conner Hall Lobby by 8:30 am on April 11 for you to mount your poster. All posters must be in place by 12:30 pm on Wednesday, April 11.
  • Please be in place, next to your poster and ready to visit with the judges no later than 30 minutes prior to your presentation time.
  • All posters must remain in place until 4 pm. Please come by Conner Hall or send a friend to pick up your poster between 4 pm and 5 pm.
  • Click here to review the grading rubric.

Oral Presenters:

  • Presentations are accepted in PowerPoint ONLY.
  • You should plan to give a 10-12 minute presentation. Please practice and time yourself so that you are within the allocated time frame. Points will be subtracted if you are over or under time. Your presentation will be followed by 1-3 minutes of questions.
  • Send your presentation to Travis Ingram at tingram@uga.edu
  • Arrive at the room scheduled for your presentation no later than 30 minutes prior to your presentation time. You may leave at the conclusion of your presentation.
  • Click here to review the grading rubric.

Awards

Awards will be presented at the CAES Student Leadership and Awards Banquet on April 25, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Georgia Center. Awards will be given in both the oral and poster categories as follows: First place - $600, Second place - $500, Third place - $400, Fourth place - $300, Fifth place - $200, Sixth place - $100.

UGRAD Research Cash Prizes (1)

CAES Undergraduate Research Initiative

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Program allows students the opportunity to conduct research under the direction of a CAES faculty member, giving them hands-on research experience at an undergraduate level.

Who: Any CAES undergraduate student may conduct research with a faculty mentor.

How: Students are responsible for contacting faculty and arranging a research project with that faculty mentor for the given academic year.

When: Research is conducted throughout the academic year. Undergraduate research activities will culminate in the 2017-18 CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 11, 2018.

Funding: CAES students and their research mentors are invited to apply for funding to cover research-related costs. Funding applications are due on January 19. Students who receive funding are required to present their research findings at the CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 11, 2018. CAES faculty mentors will be awarded $500 to be applied toward research expenses.

Please note: Students receiving CURO assistantships or conducting research under a faculty mentor in another college are not eligible for additional funding from this program, but may still compete in the CAES symposium.

  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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