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Symposium on Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE)

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Clarkson University's Honors Program presents

The Seventeenth Annual Summer 2015 Symposium on

Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

All undergraduate students at Clarkson University are invited to participate in the seventeenth annual Summer Symposium on Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE). SURE provides undergraduates a forum for presentations of research and independent projects, or other educational activities such as internships, co-ops and study abroad experiences.  The goal is to celebrate all forms of scholarship and to provide an opportunity for a broad audience to appreciate work by Clarkson’s undergraduate students.  Presentations may be given orally (12 minutes) or in a combined poster session (90 minutes). The event is tentatively scheduled for 8:40 AM to 1:30 PM, with check-in starting at 8:00 AM. Participants are expected to attend for the whole morning and the closing lunch and awards ceremony.

There are awards for the best oral presentation in each session and for the best posters in each category, as decided by faculty judges. There is also a grand prize for the best poster as selected by the audience. New this year is an award for the best poster is sustainability (see below).

Abstracts are due by Friday, July 10 at 4:30 PM.

Instructions for formatting and submitting abstracts may be found at this link: http://clarkson.edu/sure/submit.html.

For a detailed schedule and more information, visit http://clarkson.edu/sure/index.html.

Please direct all questions or concerns to sure@clarkson.edu, or call the Honors Program at (315) 268-2290.

***NEW***

The Institute for a Sustainable Environment is working with the 2015 SURE Conference to bring a new opportunity to acknowledge student research that can be applied to sustainability principles or practices.  In addition to being judged within your discipline, posters identified with the cross-disciplinary sustainability theme will also be judged.   The First Place award-winning poster and a few Honorable Mentions will be selected based on the evidence that the research results could lead to advances in aspects of environmental, social or economic sustainability within the system that is studied.  Example projects could include anything from higher efficiency renewable energy resources to modifying pro-environmental behavior. 

Projects from all disciplines are eligible for this opportunity.  To participate, your abstract and poster must have a section explicitly describing the relationship between the outcomes of you research and eventual application to improve sustainability.  Both basic discovery-based research and applied projects are welcome.  Questions can be addressed to Susan Powers, ISE (sep@clarkson.edu )  

SUMMER 2015 SURE PROGRAM SCHEDULE

SUMMER 2015 SURE PROGRAM BOOKLET