DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY

UCUR 2022
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SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT HERE

Abtract submission will be open from September 1st until November 1st, 2021.

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FAQ

What kind of information will I need to submit?

1) Title
2) Abstract (300 words max)
3) Authors and affiliations
4) Primary presenter’s institution
5) Advisor first name, advisor last name and advisor email address
6) Permission to publish (checkbox)
7) Author approval (checkbox)
8) Author commitment to attend (checkbox)
9) Selection of presentation type (Oral, Poster, Performance and Exhibit)
10) Selection of category (Arts, Business, Education, Humanities, Science and Technology & Social Sciences)
11) Requests for accommodations for your presentation (Note that there will be computers, projectors, and sound in all rooms.)

Do I pick one of the presentation options as part of the submittal?

Yes, there are several presentations formats to choose from, which are: oral, poster, performance and exhibit.

How long is the abstract?

Maximum 300 words.

Is publication required?

Publication is not required, and there are no journals connected directly to UCUR.

If you were interested to be published, we host a new journal for research that is open to all to submit papers called Curiosity.

The e-journal is open for submissions all year round, whenever your project is ready for publication. However, the journal is not specific to UCUR or Dixie State University.

Will the ultimate decision on acceptance fall upon the home university committee?

Yes, the abstracts will be evaluated by a committee at your host institution.

Where could I find examples of previous UCUR abstracts?

There are previous year’s abstracts on the primary BYU-hosted site for UCUR: https://www.ucur.org/abstracts

CUR (the national organization for undergraduate research) also has some guidelines for their conferences, which we generally recommend for our UCUR conferences.

This is from a previous year, but they keep these guidelines year to year: http://www.cur.org/what/events/students/ncur/2020/ncur_2020_abstract_guidelines/

Is there a paper required?

No paper is required, and there are no journals connected directly to UCUR. We do host a new journal for research that is open to all to submit papers called Curiosity  . The e-journal is open for submissions all year when your project is ready for publication. However, the journal is not specific to UCUR or Dixie State University.

Important Dates

SUBMISSION OPENS: September 1, 2021 | SUBMISSION CLOSES: November 1, 2021

Abstracts or applications for all poster, oral, and performance presentations as well as juried art exhibit pieces are due through the UCUR application portal by 11:59pm MST on Monday, November 1, 2021.

At this time, applications will be processed and sent to each student’s home institution for review and approval. The Undergraduate Research representative for your institution, determines which of their student applications are eligible.

 

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: December 6, 2021

All students will receive notification of their decisions. At that time, accepted students will be given instructions on how to register for the conference. Only accepted students may register as presenters, and all group members need to register in order to be eligible to attend and present. At this time, guests, mentors, and general attendees will be invited to register as well.

 

REGISTRATION OPENS: December 6, 2021 | REGISTRATION CLOSES: January 15, 2022

All attendees must register for the conference by January 15, 2022.  The 16th Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research will be held at Dixie State University on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Abstract Guidelines

*Guidelines adapted from cur.org –  

 

Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics:

Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project.
Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context (no actual citations required) that demonstrate its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry.
Provide a brief description of the research methodology.
State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed.
Include text only (no images or graphics)
Be well-written and well-organized.

 

Visual Arts:

**Being that the CCUR Abstract Guidelines ask for information that is not completely consistent with artistic practices, this is how the requirements should be translated:

Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project.  (Provide an artist statement.)
Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context (no actual citations required) that demonstrate its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry. (In the statement, cite your influences and inspirations: other established artists; movements that are referenced or serve as inspiration; political/ cultural/ social issues that the work responds to; personal events, adventures, medical diagnosis; etc.)
Provide a brief description of the research methodology. (What techniques were used?  It could be as basic as oil painting on primed canvas, or a more in-depth explanation of the experimental process.)
State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed. (What did you learn?  What was successful?  What are things to be addressed in future pieces?  How does this piece fit into your portfolio or future works?)
Be well-written and well-organized. All of these issues should be addressed in your abstract. However, as each covers a unique influ ence that alters the interpretation the work, speak more to one or two components of your “research” in depth:  was the work a response to Art History?  Or w. as the focus the experimental process? While it is assumed you will very briefly respond to all of these requirements, it is also expected that only a few will be the central focus of your statement.

 

 

Performing Arts:

 

Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project. A statement discussing compositional or performance aspects of the work. Why did you compose this work or choose this work to perform? What aspects of music are you exploring?
Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context (no actual citations required) that demonstrate its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry. How does the composition and/or performance advance the development of your creative output?
Provide a brief description of the research methodology. Provide a brief description of the musical or dance work from a compositional or performative standpoint.
State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed. How did the composition of the work or preparation for the performance affect your musical understanding and output?
Be well-written and well-organized.

 

Presentation Guidelines

*Guidelines adapted from ucur.org


Poster Presentations
  • Poster dimensions: either portrait or landscape 36″ x 48″ or 48″ x 36″
  • Posters should not be thicker than standard poster weight (no foam core backing)
  • Hanging materials (pushpins) will be provided.
  • Posters must be readable from three feet away.
  • Presenters must be available to discuss their poster during the entire session.
Oral Presentations
  • Presentations will be scheduled into 15 minute blocks: 2 minutes intro/prep, 10 minutes presentation, 3 minutes Q&A
  • Note: To stay on schedule presentations will not be allowed to go over their allotted time
  • Presentations should include an introduction and use layman terms as opposed to academic jargon
  • Visual aids may be used, if appropriate
  • Projectors and PC’s are provided
  • All students must bring a USB flash drive containing their presentation
  • Ensure beforehand that your presentation will display properly on both Mac and PC

Oral presentations guidelines:

  • State the central research question and/or purpose of the project in a clear way
  • Present brief relevant scholarly or research context that demonstrate its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry
  • Describe the research methodology
  • Discuss the results from your work
  • State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed

 

Creative Projects

UCUR 2022 will provide an opportunity for performance and display of creative works in Music, Theatre, Dance, Art & Design, Film, and Intermedia.

Visual Art Presentations (Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics)

  • Visual arts projects will be displayed with poster presentations
  • Presenters are expected to stand by their project and explain their intent and process
  • Table and easels will be provided

Performances (Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Art & Design, Film, Intermedia)

  • Presenters will introduce their work with a 5 minute synopsis of research and intent, creative process, and concluding evaluation and significance to the field
  • Performances must not be more that 10 minutes (15 minutes total including set up/take down of sets)
  • Author Guidelines for Creative Submissions

 

Research office

Email: research@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4488

Office: HCC 488