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Campus Research Day

Campus Research Day 2021 will be held virtually on April 15th. The submission deadline to participate was February 19, 2021.


About Campus Research Day

Campus Research Day has been a long-standing tradition on Southern’s campus. The event began over a decade ago when the School of Nursing set aside a day to showcase student research within its department. After the event grew to encompass nearly every academic department on campus, McKee Library took on the massive task of organizing and coordinating the event.

Format Changes

Campus Research Day, coming Thursday, April 15, 2021, will be conducted virtually this year. Oral presentation participants will give their presentations via Zoom meetings, and poster session participants will submit digital posters along with a 5-minute pre-recorded video presentation, both of which will be available on KnowledgeExchange.

The event will feature a research competition with scholarship money awarded to winners in three categories: humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Each of the three category winners will receive $675, and the poster session winner will receive $100. The competition will take place in the morning, with winners announced on social media by 11:00 am. Winners will then present their research virtually at the Deans' Luncheon showcase at noon.

Scholarship Competition

All students participating in the research competition must have departmental recommendation to enter the competition and present. This means that professors are on the lookout for high-quality papers and will recommend these for inclusion in the Campus Research Day scholarship competition. Each department may recommend up to three students to enter the competition, and nominations must be ranked by the department. The Campus Research Day committee will further refine competition participants as needed by selecting finalists to compete for the scholarships.

Non-Competitive Presentations

All students who wish to present during Campus Research Day, but not to compete for the scholarships, are welcome to submit a presentation proposal for inclusion in the program. All such students who get professor approval will be included in the program, provided they register by the deadline, February 19, 2021.

Submitting a Proposal

1) If you do not already have a KnowledgeExchange account, follow these directions to create one. You must have an account to submit your proposal.

2) To submit your proposal for Campus Research Day, visit the KnowledgeExchange Campus Research Day pageClick on "Submit Proposal" on the right-hand side of the page under "Author Corner". Fill out all required fields and click "submit". 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once your proposal is accepted, be sure to go back to this page and attach the full text of your research paper or a working draft (oral presentations) or your digitized poster board along with your 5-minute pre-recorded poster presentation (poster presentations). Your presentation submission will not be considered complete until you have done this.