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Undergraduate Research: Awards, Events, and Resources

This guide provides information about AU support for undergraduate research, including events, competitions and prizes, and research methodologies.

Spring, 2014

Honors Capstone Research Conference
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
MGC 4 and 5

The University Honors Program holds its Capstone Research Conference each spring to celebrate the outstanding research, creative work, and other work of its graduating seniors--and its most recent August and December graduates--by showcasing the capstone projects of a select group of these students. A group of 20 students are selected from the various schools and departments to give a 10-minute oral presentation of the essence of their capstone work. Another 20 students are selected to present their capstone work during the poster presentation period.  A panel of judges selects the students who will receive an Honors Capstone Research Conference Award.  Open to research honors students.

Upcoming Research Events

Capstone Pizza Gathering at the Library
Wednesday, March 5, 6:30-8 p.m., Library Room 115

We're excited to announce next week's capstone pizza gathering at the library, an event co-hosted by the Student Honors Board, the University Honors Program, and the University Library.

At this event, you and other students pursuing a capstone will have a chance to get to know one another--and some of the resources that the Library has to offer--over free pizza. The event will also be an opportunity to determine whether hosting such gatherings regularly this semester would be valuable as you go through the capstone process.

Anyone pursuing a capstone is encouraged to participate in next Wednesday's event. We hope to see you there!

Capstone Research Conference: Application Deadline and Other Resources
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 19
Conference Date: Wednesday, April 9

Applications to participate in this year's Capstone Research Conference are due Wednesday, March 19--just two days after spring break ends! We'll share the application form with you soon.

As you look ahead to completing your capstone, remember that your capstone abstract is essential. All submissions of your capstone must include it, and you'll also need it to apply for the Honors Capstone Research Conference.

With that in mind, you should develop and hone your abstract with your capstone advisor as soon as you can.