The College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the University of New England is proud to present and host their first Virtual Research Symposium. This is an event for current students and alumni to share their work with professionals in their field, all while gaining conference and presentation experience. We invite you to share your research, content expertise, and experience through virtual sessions which will be streamed using the Zoom platform.
We are seeking proposals that address timely topics and current challenges faced by professionals in the fields of Education (and Leadership), Health Informatics, Nutrition, Public Health, and Social Work. Proposals will be grounded in best practices, informed by research, and align with the professional development needs of attendees.
Bio Language (250 word limit)
- Introduce Yourself. Begin the bio by introducing yourself, and write in the third person. Keep the language and topic professional. For example, speak to your career and professional affiliations.
- Education and Credentials. List your education after the introduction sentence, including the name of any degrees or certificates you have earned and the institutions you attended.
- Notable Achievements
- Research Interests
Angela Somebody is a Community Health Worker at the Someplace Health Center. Angela graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Cool College and has previously worked as a Research Assistant at Somewhere Medical School. While in college, she was selected as a fellow of the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, Chicago Chapter, and led initiatives to promote healthy eating among low-income families. She continues to explore her passion for public health by pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of New England, and expects to graduate with her MPH in early 2020. Her current research interests are in the areas of health education and advocacy. She recently completed a research project on factors influencing vaccination rates among health workers at the Someplace Health Center. (128 words)
30 Minute Presentation
A 30 minute presentation will allow you to discuss the impetus for your study, background information and data, research questions, supporting literature, methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations/next steps.
Be mindful that Q & A is included in this 30 minute space, so prepare a 20-25 minute presentation.
Please see an example here.
15 Minute Presentation
A 15 minute presentation will allow you to discuss the impetus for your study, background information and data, research questions, supporting literature, methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations/next steps. Often a 15 minute presentation is a deep dive into one part of your study (methods, results, discussion) or ideas for future research.
Be mindful that Q & A is included in this 15 minute space, so prepare a 10 minute presentation.
5 Minute IGNITE
An IGNITE presentation is 5 minutes long. The slide deck contains 20 slides which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The slide content should be image heavy which results in a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 5 minutes. Ignite events are held in cities around the world as well as tracks in professional meetings.
Please see the links below for examples:
Ignite Talk Presentation for STEM Grant
Science in Culture Ignite: Technologies of the Sun in Literature, Science and Culture
5 Minute Poster Presentation
A 5 minute poster Presentation will allow you to discuss your poster, and allow you the option to discuss the impetus for your study, background information and data, research questions, supporting literature, methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations/next steps.
There is no Q & A for the 5 Minute Poster Presentation, but please share your contact information for questions.
Poster Without Presentation
The poster without presentation will act as a static page between presentations, and during lunch.
Please see the links below for examples:
Development of a Masters’ Level Interdisciplinary Policy Course
Detained Latino Youth: A Need for Connection to Community Resources
Please note, this is a sample of the rubric that will be used to assess submissions. You do not need to fill it out.
Title of Proposal:
|The topic is appropriate for the audience.||The topic is clear, concise, and timely.||The topic is unclear and unorganized.|
|Title, purpose, results, conclusions and abstract as a whole are clear.||Title, purpose, results and conclusions are clear. The abstract as a whole clearly describes the session.||The title, purpose, results, and conclusion are not clear, nor does the abstract describe the session.|
|The methodology is appropriate for the field.||The methodology is clearly articulated and is appropriate for the field in which the topic is grounded.||The methodology is not clearly articulated and/or is not appropriate for the field in which the topic is grounded.|
|Research is grounded in current literature.||The literature is robust and highlights the need for inquiry/research.||The literature is not discussed or it does not support the need for inquiry/research.|