Loyola University Maryland

Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Colloquium

Application Information

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On April 21, 2017, Loyola University Maryland will host the 18th annual campus-wide forum highlighting undergraduate student research and scholarship. The goal of the colloquium is to encourage scholastic endeavors that focus on either the generation of new knowledge or creative integration of existing scholarship.

Applications are due February 28, 2017.

Please read this page in its entirety before submitting the proposal.

Application Requirements

All currently enrolled undergraduate students of the University are eligible to make submissions to the Colloquium. The application form requires identification of a Loyola University faculty member who will agree to serve as a mentor in the application process.

Please be sure that you have all the information in front of you before completing the form.

You will be required to indicate if you wish to present a poster (or visual) or oral presentation at the Colloquium:

  • A poster involves a display of the main points, ideas, and findings of the research, which the students refer to as they explain their work.
  • An oral presentation is a more formal presentation within a classroom setting.

Competition Divisions

  • Arts 
  • Business
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Natural & Applied Sciences
  • Social Sciences

General Guidelines

Note: Please read the instructions below carefully before proceeding to complete the online application form which is linked below. Also note that you can upload your proposal file only once.

  • Since the Committee uses a blind review process, proposals (with the exception of the application form) are to be devoid of the applicant and mentor’s names. Applicants are reminded that if they refer to their own work or their mentor’s works in the references, the names should be omitted or marked out
  • Each student may only submit one poster and one oral presentation proposal as lead author
  • The committee accepts both individual and collaborative proposals
  • The application form and abstract are to be submitted online
  • The proposal must be in the form of an abstract (300 word limit) that briefly describes the project.  Students are encouraged to have their mentors review their abstracts prior to submission
  • Students should indicate if they wish to present a poster (or visual) or oral presentation at the Colloquium. A poster involves a display of the main points, ideas, and findings of the project. The posters are displayed throughout the colloquium venue for informal browsing with opportunities for individual discussion with the poster's author(s). An oral presentation is a more formal 10 minute presentation within a classroom setting. Download the Poster Template (ppt).

Evaluation Criteria

While it is expected that the scholarly investigation will be completed at the time of the Colloquium, it is not essential that the research be completed at the time of application. Because of this consideration, the submitted proposals will only be reviewed on clarity of purpose, preparation, and methodology using criteria A-C outlined below. For accepted proposals, reviewers will provide limited feedback to students. Faculty mentors should assist students in considering this feedback. Presentations at the Colloquium will be judged using all six criteria in Sections One and Two below.

SECTION ONE:
Used to review ALL Colloquium proposals and presentations

A. Clear Goals: Does the student-scholar state the basic purpose(s) of his or her work?

B. Adequate Preparation: Does the student-scholar show an understanding of existing scholarship and/or scholarly processes in the field?

C. Appropriate Methods: Does the student-scholar use methods appropriate to the goals?

SECTION TWO:
Used ONLY at the Colloquium

D. Meaningful Results: Does the student-scholar achieve his or her goals?

E. Effective Presentation:  Does the student-scholar use a suitable style and effective organization to present his or her work

F. Reflective Critique: Does the student-scholar critically evaluate his or her own work?

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