CURO Symposium call for abstracts

CURO 2011 Symposium Call for Abstracts
Deadline Extended: January 28

CURO is pleased to announce the creation of an “Arts” category for the 2011 CURO Symposium Best Paper Awards (see below)

The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) annual research Symposium at the University of Georgia provides a forum for undergraduates from all disciplines to present original research and creative works sponsored by faculty members. Undergraduate students from all public and private higher education institutions in Georgia are encouraged to apply. Applicant criteria provided below.

Presentations may be in the form of an oral presentation, poster, works of art, or Honors Thesis. Undergraduate researchers at various stages of the research process are encouraged to submit abstracts. Undergraduates who wish to participate should submit an abstract (250 words maximum) on-line no later than January 28, 2011. The sponsoring faculty member must submit a brief supporting letter via the CURO web site by January 28, 2011. Group research projects should be submitted with one application and one letter of faculty support. All abstracts will receive graduate student peer review and feedback, and the review process will be competitive.

2011 CURO Symposium Best Paper Awards

Papers on work being presented at the CURO Symposium may be submitted for consideration for a 2011 CURO Symposium Best Paper awards in six categories: arts, humanities, social sciences, civic responsibility focus, international focus, biological and physical sciences.

A multi-disciplinary panel will review the Best Paper submissions according to the following criteria :

– originality in topic
– design of research
– clarity in stating the problem or thesis
– thoroughness in treatment of topic
– limitations or conclusions drawn
– understanding of research principles
– appreciation for technical principles
– adherence to conventions of the discipline
– organization of the research paper
– use of acceptable grammar and proper spelling
– definition of terms when necessary
– clarity of meaning

To be eligible for a 2011 CURO Symposium Best Paper Award:

Undergraduates must be presenting at the 2011 Symposium in the Oral, Poster, or Thesis Roundtable session.

Submission Criteria:

Submitted paper must be a maximum length of 12 pages, double spaced, excluding references and appendices.

Submission Deadline:

Submit papers electronically to by February 21, 2011.