Research Week

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In 2008, a new tradition of celebrating and showcasing academic accomplishments was established through Research Day. Over the years it has evolved into a week-long event filled with multidisciplinary presentations, demonstrations, and lectures. At the University of the Incarnate Word we take pride in our research and know that through our search for and communication of truth, we become stronger in educating “concerned and enlightened citizens within the global community.”


RESEARCH WEEK 2019 

"A Celebration of Student Research"

April 8-12, 2019


 Call for Submissions

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies invites all UIW researchers, scholars, and artists to submit abstracts or artist’s statements to be part of the 12th Annual UIW Research Week. Faculty, staff, and students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) are welcome to submit abstracts in the following categories:

  • Posters
  • Podium presentations
  • Performing Arts presentations
  • Visual Arts presentations
  • Service Learning presentations (poster or podium)

In keeping with the year’s theme, students are especially encouraged to submit. Projects presented elsewhere over the last academic year are welcome. All accepted abstracts and artist’s statements will be published in the Proceedings and archived at uiw.edu/research.

  • Poster and Podium Presentation Submission Guidelines

    The poster presentation is open to any discipline and will include a formal poster session.

    Podium presentations are open to those who feel their discipline or area of study is better-suited to podium presentations.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.

    • The body text (not to include contact information) of any submission must not exceed 500 words.
    • Submission abstracts must include descriptions of: the purpose (statement of purpose and aims, research questions and/or hypotheses); rationale (statement of rationale supporting study and its importance to the discipline and significance), methodology (statement of methodological approach or research design utilized), and findings (statement of study results and author's conclusions)
    • Do not submit an abstract for planned work. The abstract should describe work that has already been completed, not work that is planned for the interval between abstract submission and presentation.
    • Submissions must be made via Submittable on the provided online form.
    • All relevant sections must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
    • Provide the complete title of your work as you wish it to appear in the Proceedings.
    • List authors in the order in which you wish them to appear in the Proceedings.
    • Please check all text for errors before submitting. The quality of your submission (misspellings, grammatical errors, incomplete sentences) will strongly impact scoring.
    • Deadline: January 31, 2019 at midnight. 
    • Submissions are selected through blinded peer review by faculty committee. Notification will be made by Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
  • Performing Arts and Visual Arts Presentation Guidelines

    Performing arts submissions are open to any musical, spoken, or theatrical performance.  Submissions must be original works by the artist or a presentation/discussion of existing pieces.  Please see submission form for additional performance information.

    Visual arts submissions are open to any medium lending itself to a gallery setting, including short films.  Submissions must be original works by the artist.  Please see submission form for additional display information.

    • The body text (not to include contact information) of any submission must not exceed 500 words.
    • Artist’s statements should include descriptions of the following: a descriptive statement of the work; its importance to your discipline and the community; any historical, cultural, or personal significance of the work(s); and any relevant details regarding workmanship or materials.
    • Any attachments (e.g., photographs, video, audio) must be included at the time of submission.
    • Submissions must be made via Submittable on the provided online form.
    • All relevant sections must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
    • Provide the complete title of your work as you wish it to appear in the Proceedings.
    • List authors in the order in which you wish them to appear in the Proceedings.
    • Please check all text for errors before submitting. The quality of your submission (misspellings, grammatical errors, incomplete sentences) will strongly impact scoring.
    • Deadline: January 31, 2019 at midnight.  
    • Submissions are selected through blinded peer review by faculty committee. Notification will be made by Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
  • Service Learning Presentation Submission Guidelines

    The 2019 Service Learning Showcase will be held during Research Week on Friday, April 12 starting at 9 am. UIW community members, that is faculty, students, and staff are invited to share podium presentations or posters submissions that demonstrate service learning and scholarship of engagement. We seek best practices, examples, theories, scholarship, and grant writing skills related to all aspects of service learning.

    Service Learning at UIW includes community service which a) is required in the class or the program, b) is completed to better understand course or program content, c) reflects concern for the well-being of the community, and d) helps students to reflect, find meaning in their lives, and keep engaged to be good citizens in the future.  

    To see examples of Showcase presentations for the last two years, see 2017 http://www.uiw.edu/eccl/documents/bookletserviceleraningshowcase.pdf  and 2018  http://www.uiw.edu/eccl/documents/showcase_eighteen.pdf

    To learn more, see  http://www.uiw.edu/eccl/Faculty-Resources/service-and-service-learning-guidelines.html

    • Presentations may take the following forms: podium presentations for 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions; or posters presentations showing service learning experiences.
    • The body text (not to include contact information) of any submission must not exceed 500 words.
    • Submissions must be made via Submittable on the provided online form.
    • All relevant sections must be completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
    • Provide the complete title of your work as you wish it to appear in the Proceedings.
    • List authors in the order in which you wish them to appear in the Proceedings.
    • Please check all text for errors before submitting.
    • Deadline: January 31, 2019 at midnight. 
    • Submissions are selected by faculty committee. Notification will be made by Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
  • Co-Authorship Guidelines

    Each individual listed as author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for their contributions to the content (Clever, et al., 1997). More specifically, authorship should be credited to the individuals who contributed in all three areas of

    • Conception and design of the project or analysis and interpretation of data
    • Drafting the presentation or making critical revisions for significant intellectual content
    • Approval of final version to be presented.

    All three of the criteria should be met in order for an individual to be listed as an author. Individuals who contribute solely to general supervision, funding, or collecting data do not sufficiently satisfy the criteria for authorship (Clever, et al., 1997).

    Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgments of the final presentation. Including an author who has not contributed significantly to the work is considered a breach of appropriate authorship.

  • Contact Information

    If you have questions or need assistance with preparation or submission, please contact:

     

    Alejandra Escobar

    Event Coordinator for the Office of Research and Graduate Studies

    (210) 283-6378 or alescoba@student.uiwtx.edu.

Only abstracts submitted online via Submittable will be accepted for review.

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RESEARCH WEEK ARCHIVES


 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION


 Alejandra Escobar

Graduate Assistant - Event Coordinator

(210) 283-6378

alescoba@student.uiwtx.edu