Ends on 9/18/2015
Undergraduate Research Poster Competition
DEADLINE: August 21, 2015, however we will still accept submissions after the deadline
The Black Doctoral Network Conference is a platform for Black and Latino scholars and professionals to present and collaborate on original research topics across all disciplines. This year's theme, “Paying It Forward," focuses on what the next generation of students, thinkers, and doers can do to make an impact on local, national, or global levels. We welcome all abstract submissions that can answer the question: How does your research contribute to making an impact in this world?
Why Should You Participate?
If you are interested in pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree, the poster session offers you a great opportunity to meet students and faculty from graduate programs across the country as they view (and potentially judge) your poster
Gain experience in presenting scientific papers
Develop skills in effective communication for an academic audience
Abstracts may be submitted by sophomores, juniors and seniors from all racial and ethnic groups in all disciplines on any topic. Previous accepted abstracts came from the fields of education, energy & environment, STEM, business, sociology, and health to name a few. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length and include the title of the poster, issues addressed in your work, theoretical framework(s), and results/conclusions of your research. The deadline to submit is Friday, August 21, 2015, however we will still accept submissions after the deadline. Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis and finalists will be notified as soon as possible. Once your abstract has been accepted, you must register by September 18, 2015 to present your poster at the conference. Easels and foam boards (40” x 60”) will be provided to display your work. A panel of judges will evaluate posters and grant prizes to first, second, and third place winners. Only one poster may be submitted to the competition per presenter and one presenter per poster. All presenters must be 18 years or older. Poster presentations will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm. Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 10, 2015 during Closing Ceremony 2:15pm - 3:00pm.
Who We Are
The Black Doctoral Network is a clearinghouse for individuals of African descent who are holders of or scholars engaged in the pursuit of doctoral degrees from accredited institutions of higher learning worldwide. We provide opportunities for networking and collaboration and foster interconnectedness within the black intelligentsia for the purpose of eliminating the achievement gap among persons at all education levels while creating a pipeline for the most underserved students toward the upper echelons of the academy and beyond.
The 3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference will be Thursday, October 8 to Saturday October 10, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Atlanta hotel. It will bring together both world renowned and emergent scholars and professionals from the Social Sciences, STEM and humanities to function as a resource, a support system, as a space of intellectual exchange, and a place to create connections and develop collaborations. The conference will feature interdisciplinary panel presentations, interactive roundtables and workshops on handling job talks, grant writing and proposals, and stress and time management. Professors and corporate professionals from various fields will converse and give insight on the need for interconnectedness throughout the academy and community.
Conference registration is $125 for undergraduate presenters. By registering you will have full access to all conference events from Thursday, October 8 to Saturday, October 10, 2015. All accepted poster presenters must register by Friday, September 18, 2015. No refunds will be granted as of August 21, 2015.
The hotel rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton are filling up quickly. The nightly rate is $159. Due to the popularity of this event, we cannot hold hotel rooms for our presenters. To take advantage of the discounted rate, please book your hotel room by using this link http://bit.ly/1OQmslG or by calling 404-688-8600. You must tell the hotel that you are part of the Black Doctoral Network Conference and provide the group code: BDN.
Winners will be announced during the Closing Ceremony,
on Saturday, October 10, 2015. First place winner will be awarded $100 Visa
gift card. Second place winner will be awarded $50 Visa gift card. Third place
winner will be awarded $25 Visa gift card. Winners' names and abstracts
will be posted to the BDN web site.
Posters must be 36” high, 48” wide. The Black Doctoral Network Conference Committee provides both easels and poster boards (40” x 60”). The poster competition will run for one hour thirty minutes in length. During this time judges will walk around and will notify you if they are judging your poster. Students should give a ten to fifteen minutes presentation to their judge. We suggest you give a nine or ten minute presentation and allow up to five minutes for questions. The last 30 minutes of the competition will be open for students to walk around the floor to view each others work. Students should bring their posters on the day of presentations. If you have them delivered to the hotel it is your responsibility to ensure arrival. The BDN Conference committee will not be responsible for keeping posters.
Presenters must include, but are not limited to, these sections on their poster.
- Title: project title
your name, faculty advisor's name, university name
(or Objectives or Introduction)
Please remain close to your poster during the competition so that you can begin your poster presentation
quickly after the judges arrive. Due to scheduling difficulties, students will
not be added to or moved to another time period for the competition. Once the
judges arrive at your poster, you should be prepared to discuss the overall
focus of the study, methodology, results and conclusions. Please allow time for
questions from the judges.
Abstract (points awarded prior to the conference)
· Originality/Merit - 15 points
· Quality of writing - 10 points
Poster and presentation (points awarded during judging at the conference)
· Appearance - 20 points
· Organization - 20 points
· Knowledge/Presentation - 35 points
Questions? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view 2014 presentations: http://blackphdnetwork.wildapricot.org/URPC2014
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3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference
Theme: Paying It Forward: Transforming Research into Practice
October 8 - 10, 2015
Submission of abstracts from graduate and doctoral students, recent Ph.D. graduates and academic professionals across disciplines are welcome.
Submission Deadline: SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
We accept abstracts from (1) individuals who wish to present on a
panel and from (2) groups who want
to create their own panel. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words typed,
double spaced, using a 12pt font. Submissions should be anonymous – please do
not include your name or the name of your institution on the document. Include
the title of your abstract and note whether it is an individual or a group
submission. All group submissions require at least 3 but no more than 5
Submitting Author will receive a confirmation message upon submitting the abstract. Acceptance announcements will be sent as space becomes available on a panel that best suits your abstract. Accepted presenters will have 3 weeks to register for the conference.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
We welcome waitlist submissions that relate to the following topics:
• African/African-American History
• STEM Research in Health and Biology
• Women's Health
• Secondary Education• Classroom Instruction or Teacher Preparedness
• Women's Issues in U.S. and Africa
• Diseases, Vaccines, and Nutrition
• STEM Mentorship
• Youth and Family Dynamics
We welcome other topics not listed to also join our waitlist!
Your presentation should describe the purpose, methods and conclusions of your research. You may not submit or take part in more than one presentation; presenters may give one and only one paper at the conference. Each accepted presenter is allowed 15 minutes to present their paper.
In addition to interdisciplinary panel presentations, this conference will have interactive roundtables. Professors and corporate professionals from various fields will converse and give insight on the need for interconnectedness throughout the academy and community. Workshops on handling job talks, grant writing and proposals, balancing relationships, and stress and time management will also be addressed.
For questions regarding the Call for Papers please contact:
Kristina Nazimova Kristina@blackphdnetwork.com
For information regarding the conference visit: http://blackphdnetwork.wildapricot.org/event-1860538