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About the Undergraduate Scholars Forum

The Undergraduate Scholars Forum, an initiative developed by former IUP President Tony Atwater in 2006, provides all undergraduate students with an opportunity for scholarly development by presenting their original research, scholarly activities, or creative endeavors. Conference participation is designed to foster scholarship and collegiality among undergraduate students and faculty members and to provide a forum for undergraduate students to discuss their academic work with a community of scholars.

View the video from the 2014 Undergraduate Scholars Forum , “IUPatrick Learns About IUP Student Research at the Undergraduate Scholars Forum.“

Students currently enrolled in any undergraduate program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are invited to submit an application to present their research or creative works at the Undergraduate Scholars Forum. Students graduating from undergraduate programs in December are eligible to submit a proposal to the forum as long as they are able to attend the event and present their work. Presentations must represent high-quality work that goes beyond the typical classroom assignment and must have a faculty sponsor who will attest to the quality of the work. Research done in collaboration with faculty, practicing professionals, or other students is eligible for submission as long as the student has played a substantial role in the research or creative activity.

Forum Details
Important information for students presenting at the upcoming Undergraduate Scholars Forum.
How to Submit a Presentation
Here’s how undergraduates submit a proposal to present research or creative works.
Conference Awards
Here are the descriptions and judging guidelines for awards presented.
IRB Approval
Guidelines concerning use of human subjects in research
Sample Submissions
Examples of past submissions for students preparing abstracts and presentations
 
  • Undergraduate Scholars Forum
  • Stright Hall, Room 129
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2244
  • Fax: 724-357-2715
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.