Why should you sponsor a student research presentation?
Benefits for Your Student
- It is a professional development opportunity.
- It provides practice at attending, participating, and presenting at a professional
- It sets your student apart from their peers and their competition.
- It is an opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their work.
- It is an opportunity to network and meet other students and faculty.
- It is an opportunity to enhance their resume or curriculum vitae.
- It is a chance for your student to win recognition and a monetary award.
Benefits for You
- It is an opportunity to build, develop, and support your student.
- It is an opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your work.
- It is an opportunity for you to network and meet other students and faculty.
- It is a professional development and/or teaching opportunity for tenure and/or promotion.
- It is a recruiting venue in which you may meet your next student research assistant.
- It contributes to building a culture that values research.
Benefits for the University
- A strong research culture raises the reputation of the university.
- A strong research culture increases likelihood of extramural research funding.
- The SRC promotes campus and community relationships.
- A positive research experience aids in student recruitment and retention.
How can you support your research student?
- Ensure that your student’s research was completed primarily by them.
- Ensure that your student’s research complies with all university policies (e.g. Academic
Honesty, Code of Student Conduct, IRB, IACUC).
- Provide input, guidance, and support as your student plans and executes their research
and prepares their conference presentation.
- Help ensure that the student’s work is of a scope and employs methodologies appropriate
to comprise legitimate research in the discipline.