GSURC provides an opportunity for undergraduates from all disciplines and all Georgia State campuses to showcase their creative and scholarly work to a wide audience. Presentations can be in the form of posters, oral presentations, films, artistic or creative displays, or musical performances.
Students who are interested in becoming more involved in organizing future conferences can apply to serve on the GSURC student planning committee. The committee is open to students from all disciplines and at any stage of their academic career. Prior experience with GSURC is not required to serve on the committee.
Instructions for Presenters
Students may present their work in one of five formats:
- Poster Presentation
- Oral Presentation
- Artistic or Creative Presentation
- Musical Performance
- Film Presentation
Regardless of format, proposals should reflect the efforts of a single individual or a collaboration of up to 6 people. The efforts of all who collaborated in a significant manner on the work to be presented must be listed as authors/artists.
All presentations must have a Georgia State undergraduate student as the primary author and a Georgia State faculty member as a sponsor. Students may submit only one project as a first author/artist. Work presented at a previous GSURC cannot be presented a second time.
Prior to acceptance, the GSURC Advisory Board will review all proposals. Submission does not guarantee acceptance. We encourage students to work closely with faculty sponsors to submit their very best work.
Before you begin the proposal submission process, please be sure you have:
- The submission’s title
- The abstract (up to 350 words)
- The electronic format of your file, or hyperlink to your file
- Identified a Faculty Sponsor and discussed the implications of submitting your work to GSURC
Guidelines for submitting your Poster Presentation
The abstract for a poster presentation should include the following components: (1) the title of the work, (2) a list of all authors, (3) the name of the faculty sponsor, and (4) a brief description of the work. Descriptions of scientific studies should include the purpose of the study, the research question being addressed, a brief summary of the methods and results, and a statement of the overall conclusions and significance of the study. Abstracts for projects or works that are not scientific studies should include a brief description of the motivation behind the work, the medium or methods used, and a discussion of the work’s meaning or importance.
Oral presentations are delivered orally and are based on a more fully developed paper or study. Oral presentations are not read from a paper, but provide a thorough synopsis of the work. Oral presentations are typically supplemented with PowerPoint or other audio-visuals, but these are not required. Each oral presentation will be allotted a 15–minute time slot. Presenters should plan to speak for approximately 10 minutes and reserve the remaining five minutes for questions from conference participants.
Guidelines for submitting your Oral Presentation
The abstract for an oral presentation should include the following components: (1) the title of the work, (2) a list of all authors, (3) the name of the faculty sponsor and (4) a brief description of the work. Descriptions of scientific studies should include the purpose of the study, the research question being addressed, a brief summary of the methods and results and a statement of the overall conclusions and significance of the study. Abstracts for projects or works that are not scientific studies should include a brief description of the motivation behind the work, the medium or methods used and a discussion of the work’s meaning or importance.
Artistic Display/Creative Presentations
Guidelines for submitting your Artistic Display/Creative Works
Submit an abstract (up to 200 words) introducing the work, the problem or question asked by the work, research processes, medium used, and any conclusion drawn from the work from the artist’s point of view. Include any information that will help a reviewer evaluate your proposal. If an Artistic Design submission, follow the format below:
Title of the work:
Name (Artist’s Name):
Program (Area of Study):
Student Contact (GSU email):
200 Words describing your work (Research Method/Statement):
Image of your work (at least 300 dpi):
Guidelines for submitting your Musical Performances
Submit an abstract introducing the work (composer, instrumentation, context, performer(s), etc.) and the rationale for the submission of the work. In the case of performances of previously existing works, the abstract should clearly explain the performer(s)’ interpretive decisions including choice of repertoire, and their distinct creative impact on the listener’s perception of the work. For performers proposing a lecture-performance of existing work, please include a recording of the work with the proposer(s) performing on the recording, as well as an outline of the proposed lecture. If you are submitting an original composition to be performed, include the impetus and rationale behind the creation of the work and also include a copy of the score with the submission.
Film and motion media-makers working in any genre are encouraged to submit a proposal.
Submit a brief abstract that provides the focus of your film work. Include what you want the audience to take from your concept, your research methods, use of medium, choice of sound design and image, and genre to illustrate your idea.
- Running time:
- Program of Study:
- Student Contact (GSU email):
- Brief Abstract:
GSURC Student Planning Committee
|Grace Hale, Committee Co-Chair||Accounting|
|Lynda Waku, Committee Co-Chair||Chemistry|
|Akshaya Arunkumar||Biomedical Sciences|
|Allison Reid||Political Science|
|Brittany Turner||Applied Linguistics|
|Connor McMillan||Political Science|
|Divya Mathew||Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Drashti Zalavadia||Biomedical Science|
|Esha Ariyur||Managerial Sciences|
|Gem Johnson||Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Imaan Mashkoor||Political Science|
|Madison (Victoria) Rosipal||Film & Media|
|Maleeha Khan||Political Science|
|Saadh Ahmed||Computer Science|
|Sharon Varughese||Computer Science|
|Zaree Ross||Political Science|
The Honors College and the Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC) invite applications for student representatives to serve on the GSURC Planning Committee for the Spring Semester. Selected students will be notified of their acceptance in the fall and will serve their term from November through May.
GSURC is an interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference that highlights and recognizes the research taking place across Georgia State’s campus. We are seeking at least one undergraduate representative to serve on our GSURC Student Planning Committee board from each of the following colleges:
- Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
- Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
- College of the Arts
- College of Arts & Sciences
- College of Education
- J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Students who assume a role on the committee will gain valuable leadership experience in conference/event planning, public relations, recruitment, and assessment. Additionally, these student leaders will engage regularly with Honors College staff and University Faculty members.
Responsibilities of GSURC Planning Committee include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assist with recruiting students for participating in GSURC
- Assist with publicizing GSURC to campus departments, colleges and constituents
- Serve as an ambassador for the conference, attending applicable GSURC information sessions when possible
Conference Planning and Assessment
- Attend bi-weekly planning committee meetings Jan-Feb and weekly meetings beginning mid-March
- Interacting with faculty and staff on the GSURC Advisory Board
- Preparing conference materials such as registrations, nametags, signage, etc.
- Assist with post-conference debriefing activities
- Support the Honors College Events Coordinator with on-site logistics at GSURC
- Serve as presentation moderators, guides, and/or check-in staff
If you have any questions, contact Dr. Amy Reber.