Research Appreciation Week Schedule of Events

  • Monday, April 1

    25th Annual Awards Reception

    • 2:30–4:30 p.m.
    • PNC Conference Room, KCAC

    This invitation-only event recognizes and celebrates outstanding research by faculty and graduate students and commitment to sponsored research by faculty and staff

    14th Annual Women in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Program

    • 4:00–6:15 p.m.
    • Toretti Auditorium, KCAC

    The Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics presents research projects of Indiana High School students and celebrates notable alumni in STEM. Indiana Area High School poster presentations will be in the KCAC lobby from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. This will be followed by a panel of accomplished IUP alumni discussing their successful career pathways in STEM disciplines at 5:00 p.m. in Toretti Auditorium. 

    Preventing Plagiarism

    • 5:00–5:45 p.m.
    • Stabley Library, Room 101
    • Presenter: Thesis and Dissertation Office, SGSR

    Common types of plagiarism will be discussed to help attendees understand the steps they can take to avoid plagiarism. Areas of focus will include self-plagiarism, paraphrasing versus quoting, and proper in-text references/citations. Attendees will learn about copyright laws and how they relate to theses, dissertations, and other academic publications following an overview of a plagiarism detection product, iThenticate.

    Wednesday, April 3

    IUP Scholars Forum

    • 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    • KCAC

    The IUP Scholars Forum provides all undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity for scholarly development by presenting their original research, scholarly activities, and creative endeavors. New this year, the Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forum are combining into a single exciting event! Stop by to see the graduate and undergraduate student research posters and presentations. More info can be found on the IUP Scholars Forum website.

    Three-Minute Thesis Final Competition

    • 3:00–4:00 p.m.
    • Toretti Auditorium, KCAC

    The Three-Minute Thesis competition is an event for graduate students to present their original scholarship to a panel of judges in just three minutes with the aid of only one static PowerPoint slide as a visual aid. Watch as the finalists for Three-Minute Thesis compete on stage. 

    Scholars Forum Awards Ceremony

    • 4:00–5:00 p.m.
    • Toretti Auditorium, KCAC

    Join us for the excitement as we announce this year’s IUP Scholars Forum Undergraduate and Graduate award winners!

    Thursday, April 4

    Coffee and Collaborate

    • 12:30–2:00 p.m.
    • Java City Area

    Scholarly endeavors are more productive and satisfying when you collaborate with partners. Drop by for a few minutes or the entire session to enjoy a cup of coffee, have some snacks, and chat and connect with others interested in research and scholarship. Opportunities to learn more about copyright, author’s rights, financial support from IUP for scholarly publishing, and increasing impact of your scholarship through including your publications in IUP’s Knowledge Repository will also be available at this informal networking event. 

    Friday, April 5

    Preventing Plagiarism and Grants for Graduate Students (Online via Zoom)

    • 5:00–6:30 p.m.
    • Blackboard Collaborate Room 1
    • Presenter: Thesis and Dissertation Office, SGSR

    Common types of plagiarism will be discussed to help attendees understand the steps they can take to avoid plagiarism. Areas of focus will include self-plagiarism, paraphrasing versus quoting, and proper in-text references/citations. Attendees will learn about copyright laws and how they relate to theses, dissertations, and other academic publications following an overview of a plagiarism detection product, iThenticate.

    The second portion of this online program will cover basic tips on finding grant money through various resources including SPINPlus. Attendees will learn how to apply for funding and grants at IUP and information on securing funding for various types of research projects will be presented. The online workshop can be accessed via Zoom.