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NSU Undergraduate Research Day to be held on April 22

By NSU Staff

(Tahlequah, Okla.)--The Northeastern State University’s 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD): A Celebration of Scholarly and Creative Activity will be held in the University Center Ballroom on Wednesday, April 22. 

NSU’s Undergraduate Research Day Steering Committee and the Office of Academic Affairs is hosting this event. Undergraduate Research Day honors excellence in research, scholarship and creativity by showcasing the endeavors of the student and their faculty mentors.

There are three categories that students may participate in: outstanding scholar, poster presenter or panel discussion.

NSU undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and have engaged in their research, scholarship or creative activity under the supervision of a faculty mentor were eligible to submit work for presentation at URD.

All students who participate will receive a certificate of participation.  One student from each college will be selected as the Outstanding Scholar for their college and will be given the opportunity to give a presentation of their scholarly activity at URD. 

Outstanding Scholars and their mentors will receive a trophy, and the student will receive a $200 cash prize. An additional $50 cash prize and a plaque will be given to the Outstanding Scholar selected as Best Speaker by a panel of judges. The runner-up in the Outstanding Scholar category in each college will receive a plaque and a $100 cash prize.

In addition to the Outstanding Scholar presentations, there will be poster session held during the morning. All poster presenters and panel participants will receive a medal. All posters will be automatically entered into the competition for the Sponsor’s Award for Best Poster: $100 cash prize for first place, $75 cash prize for second place, $50 cash prize for third place. There will also be a $100 cash prize given to the poster presenter receiving the most votes for the Students’ Choice award.

The student participants and their faculty mentors will be honored at the URD Luncheon sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs. This year’s luncheon speaker will be Dr. Denise Deason-Toyne, Professor of Business Law at NSU.

“To me the best thing about URD is that it gives NSU students who are engaged in scholarly activity a chance to showcase their work to the NSU community – especially to other NSU students who we hope will  be inspired to conduct their own projects," Mark Paulissen, NSU professor of Biology and member of the URD Steering Committee said. 

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the URD Steering Committee: Dr. Joan Williams, College of Business and Technology at; Dr. Vanessa Anton, College of Education at; Dr. David Scott, College of Liberal Arts at; or Dr. Mark Paulissen, College of Science and Health Professions at

Published: 4/10/2015 5:01:50 PM

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