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Who Should Present at the Colloquium?

ONU students in all disciplines who have an interest in research are invited to present papers from the podium or posters during poster sessions to an audience of interested fellow students, faculty, and visitors.

Why Should I Pursue and Present Research?

For the student, research bridges the gap between knowledge and experience and provides for career exploration and development.  For the discipline, research produces original results and contributes to the body of knowledge and creative works within the discipline.

As a presenter in ONU’s Student Research Colloquium, you will share the results of your research with the larger academic community, enliven the intellectual climate on campus, and stimulate discussions and collaborations within and across disciplines, all while developing skills important to your long-term personal and professional success. 

How Do I Present at the Colloquium?

  • Have an idea or a question you’d like to research or that you’ve already begun researching. 
  • Talk with an ONU faculty member to see whether he or she thinks you could craft an engaging and worthwhile presentation from the research you have done, are doing, or will do. 
  • If so, ask the faculty member to serve as your colloquium faculty sponsor. 
  • Draft a clear, comprehensive, and succinct (200-word) abstract of your research and ask your faculty sponsor to review it.
  • Make any necessary changes to your abstract; then submit it as part of your complete online registration before the March deadline.
  • Keep working on your research and developing your presentation.
  • In early-April, look for your acceptance to the Colloquium, and note the time of your presentation session.
  • Register in person in the Main Lounge in McIntosh at least 20 minutes before your scheduled presentation session.
  • Set up your presentation and make sure that any requested AV equipment is working.
  • Take a deep breath, speak slowly and clearly, and share your knowledge with the world!
  • Attend some of your fellow students’ paper or poster presentations during the colloquium.