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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are two lists of frequently asked questions from students and faculty about the SRC. If your question is not addressed below, please read through the other pages of the SRC website carefully. If you are still unable to find an answer, contact src@lindenwood.edu

Do I have to be nominated by a faculty member in order to participate?

No, a faculty nomination is not required for students to be able to submit an application. However, if you have a faculty mentor facilitating your research/creative project, you should discuss with them your interest in presenting this project at the SRC.

Can I submit more than one project?

Students may only submit one individual project AND one group project. If, for example, you have two great individual projects, you will need to decide before you apply which individual project you would like to submit.

Does each member of a group need to submit an application?

No. Just submit one application for the group, but include the requested information for every member.

How do I know which presentation format I should select?

Consider which format would allow you to communicate both the process and product of your work most effectively.
Poster: Your project information will be presented in a poster format. During the poster judging session, you will also be required to provide a summary of your project and answer any questions attendees might have.
Presentation: Participants will have 20 minutes to present their work. In the past, participants have read their academic papers or pieces of creative writing, presented their projects using PowerPoint or Prezi, shown original films, and performed their dramatic or musical compositions.
Artwork, designs, or other artifacts may be displayed alongside posters or during presentations as long as any necessary display equipment is requested on the submission form.

Can I submit a project that does not match my major or Academic School?

Yes. If your project fits better under a discipline that is different from your Academic School (e.g., artwork submitted by an Education student or a business plan submitted by a group of students from various Academic Schools) please indicate on the submission form under "Judging Category" the school or department in which you feel your project fits best.

Does my project have to be one that I completed at Lindenwood?

Yes, students can only submit projects that were conducted or created during their time as a student at Lindenwood. These projects can be completed on campus (e.g., for a class or club) or off campus (e.g., a community art center). However, projects that were completed for another academic institution are not permitted, even if students were enrolled at Lindenwood at the time of creation.

Do I need to submit my paper, artwork, creative writing etc. ahead of time?

No. You only need to submit your abstract in advance as part of your application to participate. Your abstract should be written in such a way that the SRC Taskforce can understand why your project was done, how it was conducted, and its general importance. See the Information for Participants page for sample abstracts and information on how to craft an effective abstract. You will bring any items needed for your presentation with you the day of the Conference.

Can faculty members present with their students at the Conference?

Projects that included faculty on the research or development team may be submitted, provided that students completed the majority of the work. Faculty members do not participate in SRC presentations, but all contributors should be given recognition in the presentation and/or poster.

Is a faculty nomination required for students to apply?

No, a faculty nomination is not required for students to be able to submit an application. A nomination allows us to get into contact with students who have exemplary work to encourage their participation in the SRC.

Why should I nominate student projects?

In the past, nominated students have comprised a large percentage of the participant pool. Students have also stated that, until they were nominated, they did not realize their project was acceptable for presentation in a Conference setting. A nomination allows us to contact students with exemplary projects to encourage their participation in the SRC.

Can I nominate more than one project?

Yes! Please nominate as many exemplary and original projects as you wish. Complete a separate form for each project that is nominated.

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