Undergraduate Academic Affairs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Each spring, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts an Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium is a forum for undergraduate students to showcase their scholarship and creative activity.

The eighth annual College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Monday, April 25th, 2016 from 12pm to 4:30pm.

Students may apply to present their work in the form of a poster or oral presentation. Faculty judges select award winners, and winners receive monetary awards in addition to formal recognition at a reception following the event.

All undergraduates with a major in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are eligible to participate, however students should be working on supervised projects (course research or independent research, during the Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2016 terms). Research projects should be supervised by a Mason faculty member. Proposals are selected for inclusion in the symposium via a review process that will begin in early March.


CHSS 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium Abstract Submission Guidelines:

1. Each student member can submit only one abstract. A student member may submit their abstract for Oral or Poster session consideration. Students that are not selected for an Oral Presentation will be offered a slot in one of the poster sessions.

2. Each research presentation must have a sponsoring faculty mentor/advisor This person, known as the research sponsor, should be listed as an author of the abstract. Please seek the approval of your research mentor before submitting your abstract.

3. Each abstract should be at least 100 words and no more than 500 words. The abstract should state the work's objective, briefly describe method of work and provide a brief summary of result and conclusions

4. Material presented at the symposium must be substantively similar to that described in the abstract



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