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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

The Hutton Honors College presents the 2018 Annual IUB Undergraduate Research Symposium and Poster Fair
Saturday, April 14th, 9:00am-5:00pm

Deadline for abstracts & proposals Sunday, February 25th, 2018

The Hutton Honors College invites proposals and abstracts for our annual Research Symposium and Poster Fair. The Symposium and Poster Fair are to be held on Saturday, April 14th, in the Education building, 201 N. Rose Avenue, and all IU undergraduates are invited to participate. Students who choose to present papers at the Symposium will be asked to speak for fifteen minutes on their work, with a five minute Q&A to follow. Each presenter will be included on a panel of students working in a similar field of study. Topics often include sociology, international issues, business, science, psychology, health care, arts and humanities, but every year the topics vary somewhat according to the abstracts submitted. A schedule of sessions will be forthcoming in March.

There will be a special poster session scheduled as part of the Symposium. Students are invited to present a paper or a poster, and many students present both. All IU undergraduates are invited to participate in these two events, and all IU faculty and students will be invited to attend. The Hutton Honors College will hold workshops for students who would like to know more about paper or poster presentations. Students are encouraged to present on work that is not yet complete. If you are writing a paper for a class, or conducting research for your thesis or a lab project, present your work and learn from the feedback you receive before you complete your project. Presenting will help guide your thinking as you work toward completion. Students are not asked to submit the final paper, just an abstract.

Whether you choose to present a paper or a poster, or would like to participate in both events, we welcome one page abstracts by Sunday, February 25th, 2018. Abstract samples, a template, the application and instructions can be found on our website If you choose to participate in both events, you will just submit one abstract. Also, be sure you have a faculty mentor for your project, as they will be asked to sign off on your abstract.

Applications and abstracts should be submitted as a Word document via email to by February 25th, 2018. The application, abstract template, and examples of abstracts can be found at the links below:

2018 Research Symposium Application (Download)
Abstract Template
Three Abstract Samples

The Symposium and Poster Fair are open to all disciplines, including (but not limited to): visual and performing arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, public affairs, natural and physical sciences, mathematics, business and economics, education, and nursing. This is a great opportunity to let others see the valuable work you have accomplished, and to see what other students in a variety of fields are exploring here at IU. It is also a great chance for you to perfect your presentation skills and receive valuable feedback from faculty and interested colleagues. Don't miss this opportunity for professional experience!

We look forward to hearing from you, and more importantly, to seeing the results of your efforts!

Lynn Cochran, PhD
Assistant Dean
Hutton Honors College
811 E. 7th Street Bloomington, IN, 47405
(812) 855-3554