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Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, all submissions that have a faculty mentor and that, if relevant, have received IRB approval from MSU Denver are accepted.  For more information on IRB, please visit

The abstract is a 250 word (or less) summary of your work that describes:

        a) the purpose of your work

        b) the central research question addressed

        c) a brief description of your methods

        d) the findings and implications of your work

Presenters at the Undergraduate Research Conference are responsible for ensuring that they have followed appropriate procedures for human subjects research as outlined by the MSU Denver Human Subjects Protection Program.  The MSU Denver Institutional Review Board is the final authority on this issue, so please refer all questions to them.  For more information, please visit

Absolutely.  Works resulting from collaborations are invited.  When a work has more than one author, the group will select one primary author for the conference and only that person will upload the abstract.  The authors that are not designated the primary author will still need to register individually for the conference.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific presentation times.  To present at the conference, you must be able to present your work during any of the sessions.

Submitting an abstract for presentation is a professional commitment.  If you submit an abstract, you are agreeing to present it at the conference on that day.  If you are, for reasons beyond your control, unable to attend, you should first try to get an undergraduate colleague to present the paper for you.  If you cannot find someone to replace you, inform us that you are unable to attend and are unable to find a replacement.  We will inform the session chair that you will not be able to present.

No.  However, we understand that during the course of research individuals encouter unexpected outcomes and even some unexpected roadblocks that can impact the findings or the ability to completely address a research question.  If, after you have submitted your abstract, you find yourself in a situation where the actual findings of your inquiry lead you to be at odds with what you expected to find, don't worry -- just explain the changes to your audience.

Yes.  If you wish to make a presentation in a language other than English, please selcet "Modern Foreign Language" as your desired topic area on the abstract submission form.

Oral presentations are limited to 10 minutes with 3 additional minutes for questions.

Powerpoint is encouraged for oral presentations and will be supported with PC laptops provided by the conference.

Posters are limited to a maximum of 3' x 4'.  Poster board and easels will be provided at the conference.  You can attach your poster with the available clips.

Yes!  As a MSU Denver student, you are eligible to present at the MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference.  It does not matter that your research is done off-campus.

Yes, your supervisor can act as your faculty mentor or an MSU Denver faculty familiar with your work could serve as a faculty mentor as well.

Yes.  Alumni may present research they conducted as MSU Denver undergraduates.

Approximately two weeks prior to the conference you will receive an email that contains your presentation location and time.

The number of sessions depends on the number of registered presentations.  The conference schedule is published approximately two weeks prior to the conference.

Each student presenter will receive a certificate of participation.

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