Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium

PAURS 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016 (9:30 a.m.-1:25 p.m.)
Memorial Union Building, Granite State Room

The Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary event that offers all undergraduate students from all majors the opportunity to showcase their research in the form of a brief oral presentation or a poster. The Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium provides the opportunity for students to share their research with a university-wide audience.

Invitations and Check-in

Students presenters are expected to check-in at the registration desk (outside the Granite State Room, MUB) 30 minutes prior to the start of their session and to check into their presentation room 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. Upon arrival at the registration desk presenters will receive a name tag along with an event calendar and room assignment. We strongly encourage presenters to attend other events at the Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium, and to utilize theURC Email Invitation option to invite peers, faculty and friends.

PAURS Participant presenting

Oral Presentations

  • Session A  09:30 - 10:40 a.m.
  • Session B  10:50 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Session C  12:15 - 1:25 p.m.

A moderator hosts each individual oral session held in the MUB. Sessions will start promptly. All students are allotted 8 minutes for their oral presentations followed by 2-3 minutes for questions. The majority of the sessions include approximately five to six presenters. The exact session to which each student is assigned will be included in the final program. The moderators will evaluate each presentation to identify students who will receive an award of excellence. Oral Presentation Help offers important suggestions for preparing and implementing an effective oral presentation.

2015 Rubric for Evaluating Oral Presentations (coming soon)

Poster Presentations

  • Session A  09:30 -10:40 a.m.
  • Session B  10:50 a.m. - 12 noon


Poster sessions will be held in the Granite State Room in the Memorial Union Building. Poster Presentation Help specifies size requirements and offers suggestions for how to create an effective poster.

On Friday, April 25th during the poster session time frame (9:30 a.m.-12 Noon), poster judges will evaluate each presentation to identify students who will receive an award of excellence.

2015 URC Parents Association Symposium Oral and Poster Judging Criteria and Rubric (coming soon)

All students in poster sessions will be provided with one easel, one 40"x60" black poster board, and push pins to secure the poster to the board. Students are expected to deliver and set-up their posters the afternoon before the event on Thursday April 23th between 3:00-5:00 PM in the Granite State Room. Students will remain at their posters for the duration of their session (70 minutes) and may not remove their poster from the exhibit until both poster sessions finish at 12 Noon.