Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase

The Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase features scholarly and creative works produced through collaboration between UWF students and faculty.


 

The 2020 The UWF Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase was virtual!

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020 

 

Thank you, UWF Argos! To all the students, faculty, and staff that participated in the 2020 UWF Virtual Student Scholars Symposium, we appreciate you!

Before the cancellation of the in-person Symposium, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) accepted 384 abstracts, representing the work of 791 total contributing authors. Abstracts represented all five colleges and 37 departments and programs. Approved abstracts from the original event can be viewed in the 2020 UWF Students Scholars Symposium Program at uwf.edu/our. 

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Symposium was moved to a virtual format. Amazingly, nearly 190 posters, video, and special sessions were presented in the virtual Symposium on social media by UWF students and faculty (using the hashtag #UWF_SympoGoesVirtual). One of the benefits of the virtual Symposium was the engagement by students’ friends and family social media. The celebration of UWF student research was incredible (over 13,000 Twitter impressions). Thank you!

If you missed the 2020 UWF Virtual Student Scholars Symposium last week, you can view images and videos of posted presentations collected from social media posts.  Please go directly to the virtual Symposium exhibit by clicking this link or by searching for UWF at artsteps.com.  There are a lot of large files, so it does take a few minutes to download all the files - you can start going on the virtual tour while the files are still downloading.  Please note that some of the presentation descriptions include links to recorded audio or videos; please copy and paste these into another browser to view/listen to them. 

Our sincerest gratitude goes to everyone at UWF for contributing to an amazing event. We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium next year!

Please contact OUR (our@uwf.edu) with any questions or to provide your feedback on the virtual Symposium. We would love to hear what you think! 

 

Sincerely,

Allison Schwartz and the Office of Undergraduate Research Team

2020 UWF Symposium Thank you and Updates

 


 

If you missed the 2020 UWF Virtual Student Scholars Symposium last week, you can view images and videos of posted presentations collected from social media posts.  Please go directly to the virtual Symposium exhibit by clicking this link or by searching for UWF at artsteps.com.  There are a lot of large files, so it does take a few minutes to download all the files - you can start going on the virtual tour while the files are still downloading.  Please note that some of the presentation descriptions include links to recorded audio or videos; please copy and paste these into another browser to view/listen to them. 

UWF Virtual Student Scholars Symposium 2020 Exhibit 

 


 

Virtual Symposium Frequently Asked Questions:

Read the full 2020 UWF Symposium Goes Virtual Announcement here
UWF Virtual Symposium Toolkit

The UWF Virtual Student Scholars Symposium is Thursday, April 16. To participate, you are encouraged to follow out guidelines laid out in the toolkit. The Symposium will take place on three social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This toolkit will inform you on how to use the social media platforms, what and how you should post, and how to engage with the UWF community and audience. We encourage all students, faculty, and staff to participate in the Symposium by either sharing your research and project-related own post, liking a student's presentation post, or purely giving a "shout out" to someone (or Department) that has inspired or helped you while at UWF. Let us celebrate our achievements and show our Argo Spirit by supporting each other's accomplishments and hard work.

UWF Virtual Symposium Toolkit

How do I share my research or other project virtually?

You can be creative and share your work in a variety of formats.  Some examples might be to share an image of your poster, video of your presentation or photos of your research experience from your social media page (Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter).  Please keep in mind that social media works best with images, short captions, and short videos.  Please see the more detailed instructions “How to Present Your Poster” for additional guidance. 

However you choose to share your project with the UWF community, please tag OUR (@UWF_OUR) and include the hashtags #UWF_SympoGoesVirtual and #uwfscholars20

 

How do I prepare my research or other project for the virtual symposium?

Follow this guide, How to Present your Poster or Other Project.

For special sessions, such as roundtable discussions or oral sessions, follow this guide How to use Google Hangouts for a Special Session.

When do I share my research or other presentation?

We invite scholars from all disciplines to participate throughout the day, but particularly those from the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering and the College of Education and Professional Studies between 10 am and noon and those from the Usha Kundu, MD College of Health, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, and the College of Business between 1 and 3 pm.

What formats are acceptable for the virtual symposium?

Students can be creative in how they share their projects.  Some may choose to present a research poster, while others may give a brief oral presentation, and still others may put together a photo compilation of their experience with their project.  Any of these or other creative options are possible. Whatever format you choose, please keep in mind that images and short videos work best for social media - we recommend you limit any recording to no more than 3 minutes.  

What if I was scheduled to give an oral presentation or participate in a special, faculty-led session? Can I still participate in the virtual symposium?

Yes, we would love to have you participate.  Students can post a short video of an oral presentation to social media (we recommend no more than 3 minutes in length). However you choose to share your project with the UWF community, please tag OUR (@UWF_OUR) and include the hashtags #UWF_SympoGoesVirtual and #uwfscholars20.

Some faculty may choose to lead their special session virtually and OUR is working with those faculty to coordinate.  Please talk to your faculty mentors to find out if your session will be conducted virtually. 

OUR will share links and times to join these virtual sessions to the UWF community throughout the day of the event.

What if I was scheduled to participate in the High Impact Practice (HIP) Showcase? Can I still participate in the virtual symposium?

Yes, we would love to have you participate. Please upload the file of your presentation to your original submission or email it to sfox@uwf.edu by April 2 if you wish to be included in the judging portion of this event. Then please post your project on social media during the virtual symposium on April 16, please tag OUR (@UWF_OUR) and include the hashtags #UWF_SympoGoesVirtual and #uwfscholars20 and use the additional hashtag for the HIP Showcase of #uwfHIPShowcase20.

Can I still participate virtually if I went home and am not on campus?

Yes, all UWF students and faculty are invited to participate virtually, regardless of their physical location.  Please note that published times for the event will be in Central Time.

What if I don’t have a social media account? Can I still participate?

Yes,  you can still participate in the virtual symposium, even if you do not have your own social media account.  Please email OUR (our@uwf.edu) to make arrangements for OUR to post your work on your behalf no later than Tuesday, April 14.

I haven’t applied yet, can I participate in the virtual sessions?

This invitation is extended to the entire UWF community and is not limited only to those who had previously submitted an abstract to present.

What timezone will be used for virtual sessions?

Sessions will take place in Central Daylight Time.

Symposium Archives
Student Scholar Symposium Program Archives
2020

2020 UWF Students Scholars Symposium Program

UWF Virtual Student Scholars Symposium 2020 Exhibit  
2019

Student Scholar Symposium 2019

 
2018

Student Scholar Symposium 2018

 
2017

2017 Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase Program

 
2016    
2015

Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase Program 2015

 2015 Award Winners
2014  Student Scholars Week Program 2014  2014 Award Winners
2013 Scholar Week Program 2013  
2012  Student Scholar Symposium Program 2012  
2011 Student Scholar Symposium Program 2011  

 

The OUR student involvement growth was showcased at the University Common's building, John C. Pace Library and Center for Fine & Performing Arts at the UWF main campus, in Pensacola, Florida. Students from all five colleges present their work, along with introducing the UWF CFPA's all day performance pieces on the CFPA Mainstage Theatre. The event has since grown to include oral presentations, the engineering showcase, the art exhibits, and course group work poster presentations. OUR welcomes symposium involvement from all areas on campus, and our mission of inclusiveness amongst all UWF disciplines remains as a top priority. 

 

 

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To participate in the 2020 Virtual Student Scholar Symposium, please check the OUR website and social media for the latest updates.

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