COST Research and Scholarship Day

COST Research and Scholarship Day


Contact Information
Angela Ciucci

Why pursue research projects?
Research Day Full Program

Friday, April 29, 2016

3:00 pm - Hartline Science Center, Ground Floor

Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty members from a broad range of disciplines within the College of Science and Technology present their research and scholarship, either through a poster session or during a 15 minute presentation. Undergraduate and graduate research experiences help prepare students for whatever the future may hold, whether they intend to pursue graduate work or to enter the work force.

Research allows the student to pursue their interests, to learn something new, to hone their problem-solving skills and to challenge themselves in new ways. Research reminds students to keep an open mind; to be ready to absorb, process and analyze new information. Students learn more than just their topic when doing research projects; they learn time management skills, how to take what they learn in the classroom and put it to practical use, patience, quick thinking, and the ability to adjust and work through unforeseen events or outcomes.


1) Provide an opportunity for the students/faculty to present their research

2) Enhance students public speaking/presenting skills

3) Provide a look at real world applications of research

4) Enhance students problem solving skills

5) Practice working with others; group research, and faculty mentors

Who Can Participate:

1) Any undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled in a COST class, and has a faculty advisor/mentor for that research project

2) URSCA Recipients

3) EET Project Students

4) Students/faculty who have received research grants/funding

5) Students/faculty who received COST funding to attend a conference

6) Any student/faculty who is involved in a long term research project who would like to share updates regarding that project


1) 15 minute presentation

2) Student must provide visual aid; PowerPoint, slides, poster, hands-on, etc.

3) Student allow for a three to five minute question and answer session

4) An electronic version of the presentation is due to the Dean’s Office 24 hours in advance of the presentation

5) If handouts are needed the Dean’s Office will make copies


1) At least one poster that thoroughly explains the concept and results of the research

2) Poster must be displayed for the entire event

3) Student must be present at their poster during a specified Poster Session time

4) An electronic version of the poster is due to the Dean’s Office 24 hours in advance of the display

5) If handouts are needed the Dean’s Office will make copies