York University Libraries, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, are sponsoring the University’s third annual Undergraduate Research Fair, to take place on Feb. 25, from 11am to 1pm, in the Scott Library Collaboratory (second floor). The Undergraduate Research Fair Steering Committee encourages instructors to consider worthy research projects that have recently been graded and to encourage qualified students to participate. Undergraduate students apply directly by filling out an application and attaching a graded, research-based project or honours thesis prepared between January and December 2014, along with a 250-word abstract.
Student applications are due by Jan. 18.
Students selected to participate in the Undergraduate Research Fair will have the opportunity to share their work by designing a poster and presenting the results of their research to the York community in a friendly, cross-curricular environment. A workshop on designing and presenting a poster will be offered to participating students, and staff in the University Libraries will arrange to print the posters at no cost to presenters.
Prizes of $500 (plus honourable mentions) will be awarded to participants deemed to have the best lower-year project, best upper-year project, best honours thesis, best group project and best poster. In addition, the University Libraries offer an Information Literacy award of $600 to the researcher who develops and explains his/her information research strategies best, and Fair attendees select a “People’s Choice” honouree. Undergraduate Research Fair participants may also revise their work for consideration for publication in a new refereed e-journal, YOUR Review: York Online Undergraduate Review, sponsored by the University Libraries.
Last year’s Undergraduate Research Fair drew a large audience of students, faculty and administrators from across the York community, as well as friends and family of the student-presenters – more than 500 people came by to view the posters and hear the student-presenters.
For information on eligibility, awards, submission requirements and to apply, visit <!–Notes ACF