April 1–5, 2019

Student Research Week

A variety of workshops, presentations and events will also take place throughout the week.

About Student Research Week

Student Research Week provides opportunities for participants to learn, explore, and engage with the UCF community. Start the week at our kick-off celebration. Attend one of the many free workshops, discussions, and interactive presentations. Finish the week by exploring the Student Scholar Symposium highlighting projects by undergraduate and graduate students.

Highlights

Schedule

A variety of workshops, presentations and events will take place throughout the week. All events are open to UCF students, faculty, staff and the Central Florida community

April 1, 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Student Union: Cape Florida Ballroom (Room 316)

The Annual Student Research Week Kickoff Event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Stella Sung as well as graduate and undergraduate awards and poster displays by UCF Postdoctoral Scholars.

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of Student Research Week! Reception will follow.

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April 1, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Student Union 218ABCD

Are you interested in learning more about research? Not sure where to start or how to navigate all the programs available? This workshop will discuss how to expand your academic experience through undergraduate research. No RSVP required. All workshops are first come, first serve unless otherwise noted. Questions? Feel free to contact the Office of Undergraduate Research (our@ucf.edu)

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April 1, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

Find out everything you wanted to know about graduate school, including identifying programs, admissions, and how to succeed once you are there.

No RSVP needed.

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April 2, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Trevor Colbourn Hall: 201

Presented by the The Regasus Review: UCF Undergraduate Research Journal, this workshop will review the basic strategies to synthesize your undergraduate research for publication. Students who are already involved with a research project will benefit the most from this workshop. No RSVP required. All workshops are first come, first serve unless otherwise noted.

Questions? Feel free to contact the URJ Editors (urj@ucf.edu)

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April 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Trevor Colbourn Hall: 201

Learn how to communicate your research project to a variety of audiences. This workshop is ideal for those presenting their research at the Graduate Research Forum, Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence, or other conferences.

Facilitator: Dr. Tim Brown, Professor (Nicholson School)

No RSVP required.

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April 3, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Trevor Colbourn Hall: 201

Feedback is a central part of academic research, but it can be tough to take. This workshop is designed to help students take full advantage of the feedback they receive during the research process, including how to ask for more or different feedback, how to analyze that feedback, and how to improve based on the new information they gain in the process.

This session is great for first time presenters or those who are starting theses or new research positions.

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April 3, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

Join us for a library research tips & Q&A session. Discover time-saving tips for choosing the best places to start searching for academic resources, getting the best results when you search, and using advanced strategies to locate related sources at the Hitt Library, in online databases, and via Google Scholar.

No RSVP necessary for this Student Research Week workshop. For additional information and events, please see http://www.researchweek.ucf.edu. 

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April 3, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

Learn to be a savvy author. This session highlights criteria to consider when planning where to submit your work for publication and basic information about copyright as it pertains to publishing. Factors like acceptance rates, audience, cost to publish, open access, and author rights will also be highlighted.

No RSVP necessary for this Student Research Week workshop. For additional information and events, please see http://www.researchweek.ucf.edu. 

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April 4, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Student Union Pegasus Ballroom

Join us for the 16th annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence. There will be three poster sessions, during which students from all over the University will share their research contributions. The schedule is as follows:

Poster Session I: Course-Based Projects
9:30 - 11 A.M. (Pegasus Ballroom)

Poster Session II: Independent Projects
NOON - 1:30 P.M. (Pegasus Ballroom)

Poster Session III: Independent Projects
2:30 - 4 P.M. (Pegasus Ballroom)

Awards Ceremony:
4:30  - 5 P.M. (Cape Florida Ballroom)

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April 4, 2019
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Trevor Colbourn Hall 358B

The Spanish Graduate Program in the Department of Modern Languages (CAH) will be hosting 
Conducting Archival and Field Research: A Roundtable Discussion" as part of UCF Student Research Week. Moderated by Lisa Nalbone, the discussion will include panelists Humberto López Cruz and Francisco Fernández-Rubiera.

No RSVP is needed.

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April 4, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

UCF Art Gallery

The SVAD Biannual B.F.A. Spring Exhibition provides the opportunity for undergraduate students majoring in book arts, ceramics, drawing, experimental animation, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture to share their research and artistic practice. More Information

Please join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 4, from 5-7 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: April 4-25, 2019

This event is free and open to the public! 

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April 5, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trevor Colbourn Hall: 250

The English Graduate Program at the University of Central Florida invites graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty to attend our eighth annual graduate student symposium on the theme Identities Remixed.  Literary, cultural, and textual theories reveal how identities are situated, constituted, intersecting, fluid, shifting, and fragmented. This conference considers how writers, readers, and texts navigate the dimensions of identity through narrative, poetry, theory, and texts.

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April 5, 2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Student Union

The College of Graduate Studies invites you to attend the 16th Annual Graduate Research Forum. A part of the Student Research Week, the Research Forum features poster displays and oral presentations representing UCF graduate students from diverse disciplines.

The Graduate Research Forum is an opportunity for students to showcase their research and creative projects and to receive valuable feedback from faculty judges. Awards for best presentations in each category are given and all participants receive recognition.

Oral Presentations will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Poster Presentations will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Awards will begin at 3:00 p.m.

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April 5, 2019
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

HEC: 356

Kbuild Makefiles form the build system for several critical software systems including the Linux kernel. In this talk we show how to automatically identify specific configurations that include a given part of the source code automatically using symbolic Boolean logic, a result useful for software developers and test engineers.

Speaker: Jin Koay

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April 5, 2019
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

HEC: 356

Come watch presentations on research topics in computer science. Talks will focus on distributed computing, blockchain security, and smart cities.

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