SCCUR 2003 invites undergraduate students
to give formal presentations or displays of original research,
scholarly activities, or creative endeavors in all academic
areas. Presentation formats may be as diverse as the fields
they represent but must be appropriate to the discipline.
Presentation & Abstract
Presentation Format Submission Guidelines
|| Presentation & Abstract
- Undergraduate students who wish to present their faculty-mentored
research or scholarly/creative activity at SCCUR must complete
the Presentation & Abstract
Submission Form. Completion of this form is due no later
than Monday, October 13, 2003.
- On the form, submitters will indicate the number of student presenters and
the number of mentors associated with their particular project
and presentation. Submitters will also be asked to provide
information on themselves, their mentor(s), and other undergraduate
presenters, if applicable. This includes identifying whether
presenters and faculty mentors are high school students or
mentors, community college students or mentors, four-year
college or university students or mentors, or UC Irvine students
or mentors. Please note that in the case of group
presentations, only one submission per project is needed.
student presenters will also be asked to upload/attach
an electronic version of their project’s abstract.
They will also be asked to indicate whether their faculty
mentor(s) has approved the abstract. In the heading of
the abstract, please include any additional undergraduate
who are not presenting at SCCUR. For more details, please
review the Abstract Guidelines.
- Submitters will also be asked about the details of their
presentation, including the title of the project/presentation,
whether it’s an oral (this includes performances)
or poster presentation, the area of research for the
project, and the equipment needed for the presentation.
- A confirmation via e-mail will be sent to the student presenter(s)
and faculty mentor(s) once the submission has been received.
This confirmation will include a code that allows them to
access and update the submission. The e-mail will also include
a Web site link with the code already embedded so they can
easily access the submission. Any edits will need to be completed
by the deadline for submission, which is Monday,
October 13, 2003.
- Once the deadline for submission has passed, the review
process will start.
- Once the review is complete, student presenter(s) and faculty
mentor(s) will be sent an e-mail notifying them if the submission
was accepted, not accepted, or needs modification (which
will need to be completed immediately) before a final decision
can be made. This should be received by Friday, October
24, 2003. It will also prompt student presenter(s)
and faculty mentor(s) to register for the conference,
if they haven’t already done so, and ask them to
send e-mail invitations to any guests that they wish
through an automated system. These e-mail invitations
to guests will introduce them to the conference and invite
them to register. Faculty mentors can also invite their
to register. Once a presentation has been scheduled,
presenters, faculty mentors, and their guests associated
with that particular presentation will receive a final
e-mail notification about the time and place of the presentation
to the conference site.
Format Submission Guidelines
Poster presentations are displays on poster boards. Instead of a board, poster
presenters can request a table to display objects including models, devices,
or artwork. Poster boards must be 3’ or 4’ (height) by 4’ (width).
These can be purchased at a stationery, office supply, or art supply store.
should be prepared on poster board in advance. If this is
not possible because of difficulty transporting
your poster board, poster board can be requested for the day
of the conference. Please note that we are providing only 3’ (height)
by 4’(width) sized poster board. Pushpins, glue, and
other materials needed to assemble the poster board will be
provided (a room for poster assembly will also be available).
must be available to discuss their displays during their
assigned poster session. A few specifics on the poster
boards include: posters must be readable from at least three
feet away, the presentation title must be at least two inches
high, and beneath the title, the name(s) of the student author(s),
faculty advisor, and home institution must be at least one
inch high. SCCUR reserves the right to cancel a presenter’s
poster session if the above requirements are not met. See Presentation
Guidelines for more specific information on how to prepare
a poster presentation.
Oral presentations will be 15 minutes in length with three additional minutes
allotted for a question-and-answer period. This schedule will be strictly enforced.
See Presentation Guidelines for more specific
information on how to prepare an oral presentation.
Performing Arts/Visual Arts Presentations
Performing Arts/Visual Arts presentations are considered Oral Presentations since
they are executed in the same format: up to 15 minutes for a performance with
three additional minutes allotted for a question-and-answer period. Performing
arts presentations may include creative activities in music, dance and theater,
and visual arts presentations can be done in drawing, painting, printmaking,
photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, video and film. The number of
abstracts accepted in the performing arts or in the visual arts may be determined
by available space.
An abstract is required for presenters in the performing arts
or the visual arts. The abstract for the performing arts should
describe the performance. The abstract for the visual arts
should describe the visual art research question, methodology,
and outcomes. Artwork must be of a serial nature. In
addition to submitting an abstract, those in the performing
and visual arts will have to submit additional materials that
are outlined in the presentation and submission guidelines
for each arts category:
Participants may perform in one of the following categories:
(A) Original composition
(B) Composition in the style of a specific musical period, style, or composer
(E) Lecture recital
(F) Research and/or analysis
Resources available at UC Irvine include playback for cassette/CD
(in a classroom setting only) and a piano. For categories
A, B, and C, students must submit a full score (or significant
portion of a score if work is in progress) plus a cassette
cued to the performance. A full score must be available at
the time of the presentation. For category D, students must
submit a cassette cued to the performance. For categories
E and F, students should follow the standard SCCUR format.
Name, school, address, phone number, title, composer, and
type of musical instrument(s) must be attached to the submitted
cassette. Cassettes should be mailed to the UC Irvine address
for SCCUR 2003.
Participants may perform solo and as a small ensemble (up to four dancers)
in modern dance, jazz, or ballet. In addition to the abstract, students
must submit a videotape cued to the performance. Name, school, address,
phone number, title, choreographer, and idiom of the piece must be attached
to the submitted videotape. Videotapes should be mailed to the UC Irvine
address for SCCUR 2003.
Participants may present monologues or scenes (up to five actors). In addition
to the abstract, students must submit a script (and cued videotape of performance,
if possible). Name, school, address, phone number, and title of the piece
must be attached to the submitted script and videotape. Scripts and videotapes
should be mailed to the UC Irvine address for SCCUR
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography,
Sculpture, Ceramics, and Other Applied Arts
In addition to the abstract, students must submit six
slides or transparencies of their work, completed or
in progress, and an artist’s statement.
For three-dimensional work, two views of each piece should be included. If
slides or transparencies are not available, participants can send a PC-formatted
disk or CD of digital scans of their work. No original work should be submitted.
Please include the name, title of work, medium, dimensions, and date for
each piece of work submitted. Slides, transparencies or scans should be mailed
to the UC Irvine address for SCCUR 2003.
At the conference, all studio artists are required to give
an oral presentation, complete with slides or transparencies
and/or a PowerPoint presentation. Slides, transparencies
or scans can be used to cover the historical progression
of the work and ideas as well as visual connections with
Video and Film
Video presentations must be on one-half-inch VHS tape, and film is to be
16mm only. In addition to the abstract, students must submit a videotape
or film. Attach name, school, address, phone number, and title of piece
to the submitted videotape or film. Videotapes or film should be mailed
to the UC Irvine address for SCCUR 2003.
NOTE: If individuals wish their performing/visual arts
materials returned to them in the event that their abstracts
are not accepted, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope/folder
with the submission to the UC Irvine address for SCCUR
Students must submit abstracts of their faculty-mentored
research, scholarly, or creative activity. Presenters will
be selected on the basis of the quality of their abstracts
and other submission material, as in the arts. All
abstracts must be received by Monday, October 13, 2003. Reminder:
Please note that in the case of group presentations, only one
submission and abstract per project is needed.
Abstracts must include sufficient information
for reviewers to judge the nature and significance of the topic,
the adequacy of the investigative strategy, the nature of the
results, and the conclusions. The abstract should summarize
the substantive results of the work and not merely list topics
to be discussed. Remember that abstracts will be published
in the Conference Program and online.
- An abstract is an outline/brief summary of your paper and
your whole project.
- It should have an intro, body and conclusion.
- It highlights major points of the content and answers why
this work is important, what was your purpose, how you went
about your project, what you learned, and what you concluded.
- It is a well-developed paragraph and should be exact in
- It must be understandable to a wide audience.
- Do not include any charts, tables, figures, or spreadsheets
in the abstract body.
Abstract Heading Layout
- Title of paper (if your title includes scientific notation,
Greek letters, bold, italics, or other special characters/symbols,
make sure they appear correctly here in Microsoft Word)
- First name, middle initial, and last name of author. Please
include any additional undergraduate co-authors, whether
they are presenting with you or not. Please exclude the
name(s) of your faculty mentor(s) since they will be listed
- Name(s) of faculty mentor(s)
Abstract Body Format
Abstracts should follow these guidelines:
- In Microsoft Word format
- In Times New Roman font, size 12
- No more than 250 words in length
- Single-spaced and a single paragraph
Sample Abstracts: Sample
Format, Dance, Humanities, Science, Social Science, Studio