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Palmer Student Research Symposium Submission Requirements

Last updated March 04, 2020

Event date: April 15th, 2020

Submission deadline: March 27th, 2020


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The Palmer Committee may reject your submission if the following guidelines have not been met. 

1. The project must add something to the sum total of human knowledge or validate/replicate some known finding.

2. There must be faculty input and sponsorship permission.

3. Your abstract should be clearly written (easy to understand and grammatically correct).

4. Your project should have a disciplinary literature review and the proper format/content for your discipline.


Students submitting to the Palmer Research Symposium must provide the information below through electronic submission.  Only electronic submissions will be accepted.  Submission forms are available through the Palmer Research Symposium web-site (access through the Morningside Portal).  Students will be notified immediately that their proposal has been received; however, formal acceptance and time of presentation will come after submissions are closed.  

Author and Contact Information.

Faculty Sponsor.

Co-authors (if any).

Title of Presentation. Title should be descriptive and please limit title to 12 words.

Type of Presentation: Indicate whether the presentation is either an oral, poster presentation, or panel discussion.  Oral Presentations typically involve the author or authors delivering a 12-15 minute presentation in classroom type setting often accompanied by presentation aids (e.g. Power Point).  Poster Presentations involve the construction of a poster with most or all of the pertinent information.  Posters are typically displayed for approximately 45-60 minutes and the author or authors are required to attend the poster in order to answer questions.  Panel Presentations involve multiple authors delivering an oral presentation on a single topic or interrelated topics for an extended period of time (i.e. 30+ minutes).  Panel presentations can be empirical or non-empirical, see below. CIC Presentation involves students selected to present by their CIC instructor.

Research Category: Also indicate whether the presentation is quantitative or qualitative. 

Quantitative or Mixed Methods - Data based on quantities obtained from primary resources (such as experiments, correlational studies, and certain forms of archival research)

Qualitative - Data based on analysis of secondary sources or data that is not based on numerical data (such as interviews, literature reviews, case studies, and critical analysis of literature)

If you know that you are or are not participating in more than one presentation please tell us.  This will aid us in scheduling.

Abstract. Abstract Requirements.  150 word limit. An abstract is a brief summary of the contents of your presentation.  It will allow the review committee to evaluate the presentation and it will allow symposium attendees to quickly determine which presentations to attend.  Abstracts will be published in the program.  The committee may ask for an abstract in Microsoft Word at a later time.

Quantitative Submission Abstracts should address the following:

  • Title
  • Problem or major purpose
  • Participants or subjects
  • Methodology and/or procedures
  • Findings
  • Conclusions and implications, and practical applications, if any

Qualitative Submission Abstracts should address the following:

  • Title
  • Purpose/thesis/organizing construct and scope
  • Methodologies used (e.g. personal observations, published literature)
  • Conclusions


Equipment needed. Please indicate your need for audio-visual aids (e.g., PowerPoint, Overhead, TV/VCR, etc.) or any special accommodations.

Additional Information.  Any additional information that would be helpful for the committee.

Evaluation Forms:

Oral Qualitative

Oral Quantitative

Oral Humanities

Oral CIC

Poster Qualitative

Poster Quantitative

Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Jessica LaPaglia
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Dr. Kari Varner
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