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What is CHHS Research Day?
CHHS Research Day is an annual event created to showcase the variety and quality of research and creative scholarship by our students, faculty, and staff. CHHS Research Day 2022 will take place on March 1 in the Lory Student Center main ballroom.
Who is eligible to participate?
If you’re an undergraduate student, graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, faculty member, or staff member in the College of Health and Human Sciences, you’re eligible to participate!
What do I need to do to enter?
Registration for CHHS Research Day 2022 is opening soon. To register, you will need to provide the title of your poster and an abstract of up to 1500 characters (approximately 250 words). You will bring your research poster on March 1 to participate in the 2022 Research Day poster show.
What does a proposal submission look like?
Your submission should include a project title (limit of 10 words) and a project description/abstract. The project description/abstract should be clear, and concise (limit of 1500 characters – approximately 250 words). It should include the following: purpose, procedure/description, results/outcomes, and implications/future directions.
Who can submit a poster and receive an award?
Only one author name can be on the Research Day submission. While we realize research occurs as part of a team with mentors and collaborators, CHHS Research Day will recognize the individual effort of the presenting author. Additional authors and collaborators can be submitted on the submission form and can be noted on the research poster. Please note that only the presenting author’s name will be on the award certificate if one is given.
What does a scholarly poster look like?
Each participant will create a poster detailing their research or creative scholarship. There are 4×3 branded poster templates available for each department and school in the College of Health and Human Sciences Communicator’s Toolbox.
Students, faculty, and staff can print posters in the College computer labs at a reasonable cost but must have a PaperCut account to do so. See our student computer lab web pages for locations and information on staffed hours. Lab operators are available to help with printing. It is best to create your poster in a PowerPoint, save as a PDF, and then print.
You can also print your poster on campus in the Morgan Library. Instructions on how to print a poster at the Morgan Library are available on the CSU Library website.
What are the dimensions for the posters?
The dimensions for the posters are either 4’x3’ or 3’x4’ (the provided frames will accommodate either size). Please be sure that your poster does not exceed these dimensions.
For branded Research Poster Templates, please access the College Communicator’s Toolbox.
What do I do the day of the event?
Plan to be available the morning of March 1, 2022, to attend the poster show, hang your poster, and interact with the judges and visitors. More details coming soon.
Who may attend CHHS Research Day? How do I attend?
CHHS Research Day, March 1, 2022, in the Lory Student Center main ballroom, is open to all! The day will consist of a morning poster show, a keynote speaker, and faculty lightning talks. The day will conclude with an awards ceremony. View the speaker lineup. More info will be coming soon about how to RSVP for the keynote and lightning talks.
Are there awards?
Yes, awards will be given in the various categories. Your poster will be judged during the poster session. Awards are announced and presented at the reception and awards ceremony.
Awards will be given in the following areas:
- Applied Science
- Basic Science
- Clinical Science
- Community Engagement
- Creative Scholarship
- Equity and Social Justice
- Public Health
- Science of Teaching and Learning
Who are the judges? How do I sign up to judge?
Judges represent a variety of disciplines and will include CHHS and CSU faculty and staff, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and alumni. In the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration, judging assignments will be made on a random basis, so this means those judging your submission most likely will be outside of your field. Research Day presenters are eligible to judge and will be assigned entries in different categories than their own submissions. The link to sign up to judge is coming soon!
How does the judging work?
The judges have a rating sheet (rubric) that considers the following categories: Background and/or Context, Purpose, Design, Results/Outcomes, Conclusions, Impact, Layout and Visual Impression, and Oral Presentation.
For the Oral Presentation, the judges will listen to your 3-minute presentation. The criteria for judging a project will include how well you can explain your submission to the judge. Given it is likely these individuals are outside your field of study, you will need to prepare a 3-minute talk that explains your project to a lay audience.
What is a 3-minute talk?
Please be prepared to explain the significance and important ideas of your work to people outside of your field, being careful of the professional jargon that you use. It is imperative that you explain your project to people who do not have a background in your area of research.
Please remember that the judges most likely are on a tight schedule and may not be able to stay at your poster for very long. Be respectful of their time, keeping your discussion to no more than 3 minutes. Although judges are not required to have follow-up conversations with each presenter, in many cases they may have questions. It is imperative that you are prepared to explain your project to people who do not have a background in your area of research.
You can see examples of 3-minute talks from CSU’s Vice President for Research Fellowship Cohort awardees. This should provide a good overview of how you might approach putting together your 3-minute explanation of your work for the CHHS Research Day.
You can also see examples of award-winning, 3-minute talks and posters on the platform for the 2020 virtual Grad Show. Go to the SOURCE story and click on any of the award winners’ names.
Will I receive feedback on my work?
No, unfortunately, we are not able to provide individual feedback from the judges. We encourage you to meet with your adviser, committee members, and/or other faculty members in your program to get their feedback on your project. They are really the experts on how to improve your scholarship.
What presentation supplies will be available at Research Day?
There will be space to hang your research poster or creative scholarship project. Pushpins will be provided. All other materials you should arrange to bring on your own.
Is there a limit to how many submissions I can enter?
No – you may submit multiple entries (only one presenter/author is named on each entry form).
What if I have class during the times of the CHHS Research Day?
We encourage you to contact your professor and let them know that you are participating in the collegewide CHHS Research Day event. You will need to discuss this directly with your professor in order to determine what is feasible.
To whom should I direct questions?
Please direct questions to Lee Nagle at email@example.com.