2017 Student Scholars Forums Now Accepting Submissions

Posted on 2/9/2017 1:11:43 PM

The IUP 2017 Undergraduate Scholars Forum (USF) will be held on  Tuesday, April 4, and the 2017 Graduate Scholars Forum (GSF) will be held on  Wednesday, April 5.

The purpose of these conferences is to provide IUP students across all disciplines with an opportunity to present their original research, scholarly activities, or creative works. The events are co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Submissions to the forums are accepted from ALL undergraduate and graduate students at IUP who demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in scholarly activity within their discipline. Presentations must represent high-quality work that goes beyond the typical classroom assignment, and they must have a faculty sponsor who will attest to the quality of the work.

Students graduating in December are eligible to submit a proposal to the forums; however, it is recommended that the student arrange to be present to present the work.

Submissions are due by   5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2017 .

Proposals to the forums will be submitted to IUP's new competition platform, InfoReady Review

For more information about the forums please see the websites below.

Undergraduate Scholars Forum 

Graduate Scholars Forum 

There are different presentation types to meet the needs of various disciplines. The USF and GSF will allow the following types of presentations. You can find descriptions of these at the Forum Details web page.

  • Oral paper presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Business case competition (USF only)
  • Performances/exhibits
  • Juried art exhibit

We hope that you will look for students who are demonstrating excellence in scholarship and encourage them to share their accomplishments with the IUP community at the Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forums.

Have questions? Contact the forum committee via the listserv (student-researchforums@iup.edu).