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ARISE (Advancements in Research, Inquiry, and Scholarship Exhibition)

The Advancements in Research, Inquiry, and Scholarship Exhibition (ARISE) is an annual interdisciplinary conference at the University of North Florida (UNF) in which undergraduate and graduate students showcase their research or creative projects at the conclusion of the summer semester. Research projects can be presented in poster format. ARISE is a welcoming environment in which students can refine their presentation skills through interaction with peers and faculty as they explain their projects, which can be in various stages of development.  

ARISE 2024 will be held on Friday, July 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UNF Talon Room (Building 16, fourth floor). 

ARISE programs are digitally archived in Digital Commons.  

Important Dates  

ARISE 2024 Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 p.m. 

ARISE Poster Printing Deadline: Sunday, July 21 at 11:59 p.m. 

ARISE 2024: Friday, July 26

Abstracts

Abstracts/creative statements are limited to 250 words, and should include an introductory statement, the approach/methods, any results, and a discussion/ conclusion. Only submit plain text – do not include any pictures, graphs, or special characters with your abstract submission. We suggest you contact your faculty mentor or the Writing Center for help constructing your abstract. 

Abstract Resources  

Events Schedule

Check back soon for more information about the ARISE 2024 events schedule.

Poster Printing 

Poster printing guidelines:  

  • Appropriate file formats include PDF and PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx, or .pdf). Alternative file types will not be accepted. 
  • Your poster should be sized to 4' x 3' (48" wide by 36" high). Vertical posters and posters larger than 48" x 36" will not fit on the provided poster boards.
  • Ensure your poster is sized to the appropriate dimensions before submitting it to be printed. The OUR will not resize your poster for you.  
  • A 4' x 3' poster costs $25  
  • If you are self-paying for your poster, you must submit payment through the payment portal. If your department/faculty mentor is covering the cost, have your mentor email our@unf.edu to request an invoice. 
  • Select the 'Standard Poster Printing' storefront option on the payment portal, if self-paying.  
  • After you complete payment, submit your poster to the OUR by completing the Poster Printing Qualtrics form (UNF email needed).

Frequently Asked Questions

General 

What is a conference/symposium?   
Academic conferences are meetings where individuals come together to share the findings of their research or creative activities project(s). Conferences are often viewed as an opportunity for presenters and attendees to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and network with each other.   
 
What is ARISE?  
The Advancements in Research, Inquiry, and Scholarship Exhibition (ARISE) is an annual interdisciplinary conference at the University of North Florida (UNF) in which undergraduate and graduate students showcase their research or creative projects at the conclusion of the summer semester. 

ARISE is a welcoming environment where students can refine their presentation skills through interaction with peers and faculty as they explain their projects, which can be in various stages of development.​ This event is open to the University community.  
 
What should I wear?   
It is recommended that you wear business-casual or smart casual attire to ARISE. We also recommend wearing comfortable shoes. Comfort and confidence are key to a successful presentation!  
 
Is parking provided? Where can we park?    
Because ARISE will be held in the Talon Room (Building 16), it is recommended that participants and guests park ….  
 
Any tips for first-time presenters?    
It is highly recommended that you practice your presentation with your faculty mentor, graduate students, friends, and/or family. Since this is a multi-disciplinary event, you should be sure to describe your project in language that can be understood by all attendees. Poster presentations are short – typically less than 10 minutes. Be sure to tell why your work is important and the “take home message.”     

Presenters 

What can I present at ARISE?   
ARISE presentations are limited to poster presentations, through which your project’s findings are presented in poster format.  
 
I have not collected all my data for my research project, can I still present a poster with my research plan and anticipated results?   
Students at every stage of their academic research are encouraged to submit to ARISE, if they have the support from their faculty research mentor.  
 
Can a student present two posters?   
Yes, but they must submit separate abstract submissions for each project.      
 
What should I include in my abstract submission?   
Abstracts/creative statements are limited to 250 words, and should include an introductory statement, the approach/methods, any results, and a discussion/ conclusion. Only submit plain text – do not include any pictures, graphs, or special characters with your abstract submission. We suggest you contact your faculty mentor or the Writing Center for help constructing your abstract.  
 
What does it mean to be a co-presenter?   
A co-presenter is someone who plans to present your project with you during your assigned session time. Keep in mind, faculty mentors/professors who may be your coauthor, cannot serve as co-presenters at ARISE as the event is designed for students.   
 
What is a faculty mentor?   
Faculty mentors serve as subject matter experts within their fields who help guide students along in their research, scholarship, and creative activities (RSCA) experiences. All projects submitted to ARISE must have been conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor.  

Posters 

What size should my poster be?   
Posters should be no larger than 4’ x 3’ (48” wide by 36” high). Vertical posters and posters larger than 48" x 36" will not fit on the provided poster boards.  
 
Poster templates   
If you need inspiration to create your poster, the OUR offers poster templates. Visit the OUR website to access the poster template gallery.  Consider attending the Designing an Effective Conference Poster workshop on Friday, July 12 at 1 p.m. in building 4, room 1703. 
 
Where can I get my poster printed?   
The OUR offers poster printing services to all UNF students. Visit the OUR poster webpage for more information on how to submit and pay for your poster. It is $25 for a 48x36 poster.   
 
How will I hang my poster?   
The OUR will provide materials for you to hang up your poster, such as binder clips, pins, and a poster board and easel.   
 
How do I know where to hang up my poster for my session?   
Participants will be assigned a number in the event program that corresponds with their poster board number, where they will hang their poster. Participants are responsible for finding their poster spot using the program as a guide, securing their poster(s) to the provided poster boards, and removing their poster(s) at the end of their session.  
 
How will I transport my poster?   
The OUR offers poster tubes that can be checked out for students to use to transport their conference posters. You must visit the OUR in-person to check out a tube.