29th Annual Student Research Conference
April 21-22, 2021 / Online Virtual Event
Submit your abstract
What is the student research conference?
The goals of the SRC are to encourage, attract, recognize, promote, and showcase research
performed by both undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines and to
promote a culture that values research and scholarly and creative activity at Southeast
Missouri State University.
Why is this year's conference virtual?
Unlike previous years, this year's SRC will be held virtually in response to the COVID-19
pandemic. While a virtual conference cannot exactly replicate an in-person conference
event, we are committed to creating an experience that is intellectually stimulating
Why should I participate?
Participation in the research conference affords a number of benefits to student presenters,
faculty sponsors, audience members, and the university community as a whole. In addition
to personal and professional benefits, outstanding student presenters are eligible
to compete for recognition and monetary awards for best oral and poster presentations.
How can I participate as a presenter?
An oral presentation is a 15-17 minute speech you present to an audience providing
an in-depth explanation of your research. It is usually accompanied by a visual aid
such as a PowerPoint slideshow and concludes with a 3-5 minute question and answer
session. This is a great chance to develop and refine your public speaking skills.
A poster is a visual display representing and summarizing your work. If public speaking
in front of a group is not your thing, a poster presentation may be more comfortable
Senior Capstone Symposium
A symposium is a special session in which all the presenters and/or topics share some
common attribute or theme. The Senior Capstone Symposium is a special extended session
of the SRC that features presentations by students who have completed senior-level
capstone research experiences. These culminating experiences typically integrate and
apply learning across multiple topics, subjects, or disciplines. To learn more, contact us.
Roundtable discussions will focus on several key areas of interest for students, faculty,
the university, and the community as a whole. Planned roundtable topics to be determined
soon. To learn more, contact us.
How do I get started?
- Find a faculty research sponsor and choose and conduct a research project.
- Select the best format and forum in which to share your research.
- Write an abstract of 100 to 200 words summarizing your research.
- Complete and submit the Abstract Submission Form.
- Prepare for your presentation.
What should I expect on the day of the conference?
- Dress for success (business casual attire).
- Login at least 10 minutes prior to the start of your session.
- Present at your scheduled time.
- Do not exceed your allotted time.
- Remain for the duration of your session and be courteous and attentive to other presenters.
- Attend other sessions, keynote address, and award ceremony as you are able.
- Network. Get to know other presenters, faculty, etc.