2022 Research Colloquium


The Goal of the PSU Research Colloquium is to increase awareness and celebrate research activities happening on our campus by showcasing the works of our graduate and undergraduate. Listed below, you will find details regarding the Research Colloquium and a breakdown of the expectations for each category.

Click here to view the 2022 Research Colloquium Results

Save the date: 2023 Research Colloquium - Wednesday, April 19, 2023


Questions? Contact Brian Sims at bsims@pittstate.edu 


Research Colloquium Information
  • Guidelines
  • Requirements
  • Abstract/Summary Guidelines
  • Judging
  • Abstracts
The Colloquium is open to all PSU graduate and undergraduate students. Student research may include presentations by students who have worked on a faculty research project, a research project as part of a class, or an independent project. Categories for proposals include: Category A (primarily Sciences and Technology); Category B (primarily Business, Education, and Humanities); Category C (Creative Works); and Category D (Topical Literature Review).

In-person Requirements

  • Submit the registration form by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022. Abstracts will be submitted at the time of registration.
  • Oral presentations: Make an eight minute oral presentation. For those whose oral presentation does not lend itself to the use of PowerPoint; please know that although allowed, audio/visual aids are not required. Points can be made in an interesting way without such a presentation.
  • Research and Topical Posters: Set up your poster in the Overman Student Center Ballroom on April 12, 2022 between 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. according to the format specifications for posters. 
  • The Research Colloquium Committee reserves the right to change the category of the research projects.

 

Virtual Requirements 

  • Submit the abstract registration form by 4:30 p.m. on Friday March 4, 2022. 
  • Abstracts will be submitted at the time of registration.
  • Virtual Presentations: Virtual presentations must be created using Studio. Presentations must be 3-5 minutes long. Additional Information about video requirements will be provided after the abstract submission deadline. (Resources will be provided to assist students in their video creation).
  • The Research Colloquium Committee reserves the right to change the category of research projects.

 

Awards

  • There will be awards for each category for graduate and undergraduate students.
  • One award will be given for every five entries in each subcategory.
  • Award recipients will be recognized on the PSU website.

All projects require an Abstract/Summary. The Abstract/Summary should be one paragraph, 250 words or less in 11 point Times New Roman font, single spaced with one inch margins. The Abstract/Summary should contain the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Purpose
  3. Materials/Methods
  4. Results/Conclusions

The Abstract/Summary will be provided to the judges prior to oral presentations and poster viewings.

In-person Judging Information 

  • Posters will be displayed at the Overman Student Center Ballroom on April 13, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    • Each poster presenter will be required to give a three-minute presentation about the poster and answer the judges' questions.
  • Oral presentations will be held on April 13, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Governor's and Sunflower Rooms at Overman Student Center.
  • Faculty and staff will be judging the competition.
  • Undergraduate projects will be judged separately from the graduate projects.

 

Virtual Judging Guidelines

  • Introduction clearly stated the purpose of the study
  • Sequence of information can be easily followed
  • Sufficient evidence and critical thinking were given to support arguments
  • The presenter spoke clearly and confidently
  • Conclusions were drawn appropriately
  • Poster or Presentation in the virtual background was well designed (If a poster format was used, the font may not be readable during the recorded presentation but should be readable by examination of the actual poster pdf).
  • Category A: primarily Sciences and Technology
  • Category B: primarily Business, Education, and Humanities
  • Category C: Creative Works
  • Category D: Topical Literature Review

Presentations should further explain information from the Abstract/Summary and will be judged on:

  1. Introduction clearly stated the purpose of the study
  2. Sequence of information can be easily followed
  3. Sufficient evidence and critical thinking were given to support arguments
  4. The presenter spoke clearly and developed audience rapport
  5. Conclusions were drawn appropriately

Presentations should further explain information from the Abstract/Summary and will be judged on:

  1. Introduction clearly stated the purpose of the study
  2. Sequence of information can be easily followed
  3. Sufficient evidence and critical thinking were given to support arguments
  4. The presenter spoke clearly and developed audience rapport
  5. Conclusions were drawn appropriately

Presentations should further explain information from the Abstract/Summary and will be judged on:

  1. Introduction clearly stated the purpose of the study
  2. Sequence of information can be easily followed
  3. Sufficient evidence and critical thinking were given to support arguments
  4. The presenter spoke clearly and developed audience rapport
  5. Conclusions were drawn appropriately

Presentations should further explain information from the Abstract/Summary and will be judged on:

  1. Introduction clearly stated the purpose of the study
  2. Sequence of information can be easily followed
  3. Sufficient evidence and critical thinking were given to support arguments
  4. The presenter spoke clearly and developed audience rapport
  5. Conclusions were drawn appropriately