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Frequently asked questions

 

WHAT TYPES OF RESEARCH CAN I PRESENT AT THE SYMPOSIUM?

Any research study type may be presented so long as it has been conducted under the guidance of your faculty mentor/advisor. This includes, but is not limited to, experimental design, case studies, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, cross-sectional studies, ethnographic research, phenomenological research, etc.

WHAT RESEARCH TOPICS CAN I PRESENT AT THE SYMPOSIUM?

You can conduct research on any topic so long as it have been conducted under the guidance of your faculty mentor/advisor.
 

CAN I SUBMIT A RESEARCH PROJECT UNDER A DIFFERENT DISCIPLINE THAN MY MAJOR DISCIPLINE (I.E. I AM A NURSING MAJOR AND WANT TO RESEARCH UNDER THE ENGINEERING DISCIPLINE)?


Please consult with your discipline’s faculty advisor before beginning any research project
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WHY ARE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES LISTED TOGETHER?


The Social Sciences and the Humanities were initially combined due to the variation in the number of participants versus those in the sciences over the years. Any Social Science major may select this option as well as a Humanities major.

WHAT DISCIPLINES MAY PRESENT ORAL PRESENTATIONS?


Only undergraduate and masters students in the social sciences or humanities may present in the oral presentation format. Also, doctoral level students in every discipline will present in a separate “lightning style” oral presentation competition.

 

MAY A STUDENT IN THE HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCES PRESENT A POSTER PRESENTATION?


No

 

MAY A DOCTORAL STUDENT CONDUCT A POSTER PRESENTATION?

No. All doctoral-level students will participate in separate oral format of “lighting” style rounds of five-minute presentations. The top presentations will advance until there is a sole finalist selected to present at the closing ceremony. More information will be emailed to you after you’ve registered for the symposium through your institution.

 

WHAT IS THE ORAL PRESENTATION FORMAT FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND MASTER'S LEVEL HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES STUDENTS?


You will have 15 minutes to present, with 12 minutes for the actual presentation and three minutes for questions from the judges.

 

WILL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON THEIR PRESENTATIONS?


Yes, the judges will each complete a rubric, which is available on the Pathways website and within the Pathways app. Individual feedback will be disseminated to each campus’ Graduate Dean after the conclusion of the event.

 

CAN I PRESENT A POSTER AND ABSTRACT AS A TEAM?


Yes, for students working on a research team, the primary investigator is the only person who should submit the abstract and list the co-presenter. While all research collaborators may be listed on the abstract, research teams are limited to two presenters at Pathways.

 

AS A CO-PRESENTER, CAN I SUBMIT THE SAME ABSTRACT AS THE PRIMARY PRESENTER?


Only the primary presenter should submit the abstract, and only one abstract per student is permitted.

 

I WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A PROJECT FROM THE VISUAL OR FINE ARTS DISCIPLINE. IS THAT POSSIBLE?


Not for the 2022 Pathways, but will be considered for future Pathways Symposiums.
 

AS A FACULTY MEMBER WORKING WITH A STUDENT, CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE PRESENTATION?

 
This symposium is for student presenters only.

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