2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation Awards

2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation Awards

The awards given out at the Undergraduate Research Symposium recognize students who have an exceptional poster, oral presentation, or creative work. Award specifics below.

Biology Poster Award

The Biology Department will offer one $300 award, and two $100 awards for posters with honorable mentions, in the fields of biology and marine biology.  Judging will be performed by senior level graduate students. This award is sponsored by the University of Oregon Biology Department.

Sponsor: Department of Biology

Eligibility & Conditions:

  • A current UO Biology or Marine Biology major working in any science lab at the University of Oregon.
  • An undergraduate student (from any major) who is doing work in a lab run by a biology department faculty member.
  • The recipients must be accepted to and present at the 2019 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • The poster must be delivered to EMU no later than 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 15 to be eligible for judging.

Center for Environmental Futures Award

The award recognizes oral and poster presentations involving research in the field of environmental humanities, which contextualizes and complements environmental science and policy by pursuing research on narrative, critical thinking, history, cultural analysis, aesthetics, and ethics of diverse environmental topics and issues, such as land use, animals, resource allocation, agriculture, species conservation, climate change, water, and other related issues. Research in environmental justice is also an integral part of the environmental humanities at the UO.

Three $500 awards will be given.

Sponsor: Center for Environmental Futures

Eligibility & Conditions:

  • Open to current UO students from all academic disciplines and majors.
  • Must be accepted to present at the 2019 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Oral presenters must submit a 2 to 3 minute “elevator pitch” (mini-TedTalk) video, summarizing the key points of their oral presentation by May 8.
  • The video can be recorded on a mobile device. No additional video recording equipment is required.  Addition instructions will be provided via a Presenter Confirmation Survey.
  • Submitted posters will be evaluated by CEF judges on May 16.
  • The Center for Environmental Futures will review the videos and decide on the winner prior to the Symposium date.
  • The award will be provided in the form of a scholarship to the student’s billing account.

Division of Undergraduate Studies – Oral Presentation Award

The award recognizes undergraduate students who are delivering an oral presentation at the symposium, and judging is based on the evaluation of a three-minute video “elevator pitch” that is submitted, for this award consideration, by the presenter. The award has a value of $500 and must be used to attend an academic conference within one year of receiving the award.  A graduating Senior is eligible to receive the award as a scholarship.  The Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE) will assist the recipient with identifying a conference and preparing their application and presentation.

Sponsor: Division of Undergraduate Studies

Eligibility & Conditions:

  • Open to UO students (only) from all academic disciplines.
  • Must be accepted to present orally at the 2019 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • The oral presenter must submit a 2 to 3 minute “elevator pitch” (mini-TedTalk) video, summarizing the key points of their oral presentation.
    • The video can be recorded on a mobile device. No additional video recording equipment is required.
  • The Undergraduate Research Symposium committee will review the videos and decide on the winner prior to the Symposium date.
  • The award will be provided in the form of a scholarship to the student’s billing account.
  • The finalist will be acknowledged at the Undergraduate Research Symposium Reception on May 16

Those students indicating interest below for this award, will receive a follow-up email with detailed instructions and the deadline for submitting the video presentation.

 

Food Studies Award

The Food Studies Award recognizes oral presentations or posters focused on a topic in the broad, interdisciplinary field of food studies and characterized by excellence in research and clarity of delivery.  One $300 award and one $100 award for honorable mention will be awarded. This award is sponsored by the Food Studies Program and the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Sponsor: Food Studies Program and Division of Undergraduate Studies

Eligibility & Conditions:

  • Open to students from all academic disciplines.
  • Must be accepted to present at the 2019 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • The poster must be delivered to the designated poster drop-off location at the EMU, no later than 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 15 to be eligible for judging.

International Studies Department, Global Studies Award

The International Studies Department Award recognizes oral presentations or posters focused on an international or intercultural topic and characterized by excellence in research and clarity of delivery.  One $300 award and two $100 awards for honorable mention will be awarded.Sponsor: International Studies Department

Eligibility & Conditions

  • Open to current UO students from all academic disciplines.
  • Must be accepted to present at the 2019 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • The poster must be delivered to the designated poster drop-off location at teh EMU, no later than 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 15 to be eligible for judging.

Museum Of Natural And Cultural History Undergraduate Research Poster Award

The award recognizes a project involving museum collections and/or research projects. The award has a value of $300 and may be taken in cash or used to cover fees and travel costs associated with the presentation of student work at disciplinary or national conferences or symposiums. Judging will be performed by the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History staff.

Sponsor: UO Museum of Natural & Cultural HistoryEligibility & Conditions:

  • Open to current UO students from all academic disciplines.
  • Must be accepted to present at the 2019 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • The poster must be delivered to the designated poster drop-off location at the EMU, no later than 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 15 to be eligible for judging.

 

Residence Hall Association (RHA) First-Year Student Presenter Award

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) award recognizes presentations of any format and in all disciplines by first-year students. This award is sponsored by the University of Oregon Residence Hall Association.

  1. A single $500 award will be given to the best individual presentation, and may be used to attend an academic conference or visit a graduate school prior to the recipient’s graduation.
  2. One $500 award will be given to the best group presentation (e.g. ARC or FIG) and may be used for a group-related professional development or academic activity (e.g. travel to Pine Mountain Observatory).

 Sponsor:  Residence Hall Association

Eligibility & Conditions:  

  • Open to current first-year (first-time, full-time) UO students from all academic disciplines.
  • Must be accepted to present at the 2019 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • The poster must be delivered to the designated poster drop-off location at teh EMU, no later than 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 15 to be eligible for judging.

UROP Poster Award

The award recognizes undergraduate poster presentations characterized by excellence in research and in clarity of design and presentation. The award has a value of $500 and must be used to attend an academic conference within one year of receiving the award.

Sponsor: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Office for Research and Innovation

Eligibility & Conditions:

  • Open to students from all academic disciplines.
  • Must be accepted to present at the 2019 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Must be returning to the UO the following academic year.
  • The award may only be used to assist with attendance to present research at a local, regional, or national conference within one year of award announcement.
  • The award may be used to pay for travel, conference registration and/or accommodations.
  • Must deliver poster to EMU by 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 15 for judging.

General Eligibility Criteria

Depending on the scope of the award there may be additional criteria, but these are the basic criteria for eligibility:

  • Participation in the Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Indicates that they would like to be considered for the award in the form that we will send out to all those accepted for participation in the Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Fits the scope/purpose of the award