Florida Statewide Student Research Symposium:

Excellence in Undergraduate Research

DEADLINE for early registration has passed. If you are scheduled to present or would like to attend, you may register at the conference.

The University of North Florida in Jacksonville invites undergraduates engaged in research and scholarly projects to participate in a two-day symposium on March 4 & 5, 2011. Students may submit abstracts for consideration for presentations during the conference. There will also be numerous colloquia during which students will be able to learn about summer research opportunities, preparations for application to graduate and professional programs, navigating a mentor-protégé relationship, and other topics of interest to student scholars.

History:
In the fall of 2008, members of the University of Central Florida (UCF) community hosted the first annual Florida Statewide Symposium for faculty, administrators, and professional staff focused on strengthening and developing undergraduate research. Faculty, administrators, and staff from public and private colleges and universities throughout the state of Florida have continued to meet each year at UCF where they share best practices in undergraduate research, discuss challenges to undergraduate research, as well as share innovative solutions and processes. Because of UCF's generosity in hosting this annual conference, undergraduate research has continued to grow in institutions of higher learning despite economic constraints.

In 2009, during a meeting of undergraduate research program directors at this conference, participants agreed that undergraduate scholars could benefit greatly from an annual statewide conference. In 2010, the University of North Florida (UNF) agreed to host the first annual Florida Statewide Student Research Symposium in the spring of 2011. Organizers and participants believe that this conference will benefit students, faculty, as well as colleges and universities in a number of ways.

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