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2019 OU-Tulsa Research Forum

The 2019 Research Forum will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in OU-Tulsa's Founders Hall. The event is presented by the Office of the OU-Tulsa Assistant Vice President for Research and the Office for Research Developnment and Scholarly Activity.

Abstracts are due Friday, February 8. 

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Who participates in the forum?

The OU-Tulsa Research Forum is an annual event to showcase student research. Current fellows, residents, or students at OU-Tulsa or TU are welcome to submit abstracts to the forum. Click here to submit. 

You can find a list of 2019 abstracts here.

2019 Research Forum Information

Abstracts

Fellows, residents, or students submit an abstract through the research forum submission website. You can submit abstracts in one of our categories before Friday, February 8, 2019. 

All abstracts should be reviewed by your faculty mentor before you submit. Don't know who that is? Check with your department chair or advisor. 

Faculty reviewers in a related field will review the submissions to determine if they meet best practices. You will be notified if the abstract has been accepted or rejected by Monday, March 4, 2019. This gives you several weeks to prepare a poster and get it printed. 

Reviewer

Faculty reviewers in your field, or in a related field, will review all of the abstracts that are submitted. Some abstracts will be accepted and some will be rejected. We want your abstract to be accepted - here are some tips.

It is very important to follow the instructions listed on the Call for AbstractsDon't forget - all abstracts should be reviewed by your faculty mentor before you submit.

Reviewers will consider the following questions as they read through the abstract submissions:

Confidentiality: Did the author ensure confidential information is not revealed?

Originality: Is the abstract novel and interesting?
Will the information add to current body of knowledge?
Is the research question important?
Are the results useful to one or more academic constituents?

Structure: Are the key elements included (background, methods, results, etc.)?
Does the content of the abstract reflect the title?
Does the introduction/background provide relevant information?
Are the methods adequately described?
Is the method an appropriate one to collect the data needed to address the objectives?
Are the design and sampling plan, or units of data collected appropriate for the project?
Is the analysis plan cogent and accurate?
Are the results explained clearly and logically?
Are the author’s conclusions supported by the results?

Language:
Is the abstract well written, grammatically correct?
Abstracts that indicate "the work is in progress" or "the results will be discussed" are unacceptable.

 

posters

Once the poster is designed and reviewed by your mentor, it is time to print. The 2019 library poster printing deadline is Wednesday, March 27 at 5:00 pm. Some departments help with the cost of printing. Check with your mentor for details.

Reminder - Posters larger than four feet wide will not be permitted. If the department does not help with printing costs, you can check with the Schusterman Library or visit any office or printing stores for pricing. If you have your poster printed at the Schusterman Library, one side cannot exceed three feet (to fit on the printer).

forum

The research forum will take place Wednesday, April 3 from 2:00-4:00 pm. You may hang your poster in Founders Hall that morning from 9:00-11:00 am. If you are not available during that time, find someone to hang your poster for you. Velcro used to hang the posters will be provided.

One or more of the study authors are required to be present during the research forum and should be prepared to make a short presentation to the judges (no more than three to five minutes). Judges may not be in your field of study so the presentation should be for a general audience.

Be prepared to be there for two hours. Judging will take place throughout the event, so it is important to be there or your poster will not be judged.

You

The research forum is your opportunity to present your research to your peers, faculty and community leaders. In addition, attendees will be from area companies, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and other universities and you should be prepared to make a positive and lasting impression.