COST Research and Scholarship Day

COST Research and Scholarship Day

Contact Information
Angela Ciucci

Friday, April 7, 2017

3:00-6:30 pm - McCormick 2303 & 2nd Floor Lobby

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.

New this Year

Everyone who participates in research day with a poster/presentation will receive a College of Science and Technology Flash Drive. There will be judging of the posters for prizes awarded to the following: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and three honorable mentions.


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. STUDENTS must register by Monday, March 20, 2017.
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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, even if the project is not yet complete

7) Research presented at the Informal COST poster session last fall may be presented at the Spring COST Research Day


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

2) Poster must be displayed for the entire event. Poster must be set up by 2:00 p.m.

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

Oral Presentations are allowed but not eligible for prizes.

Award Ceremony will take place at 6:00p.m. In McCormick 2303. Prizes will be given out to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners and three honorable mentions.