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Frequently Asked Questions

Can group work be presented at the symposium?

Yes! Research and scholarship often involves peers and collaborators. If you are submitting a group project, please choose ONE group member to register on the group's behalf. This person will act as the "group leader" and will be in charge of forwarding any communication to the other members. Please use caution when filling out the registration form, because the information provided may appear on name tags, programs, and other printed materials.

Does my project have to be from the semester during which the URSS occurs?

No. We accept projects from either semester, as long as your work was completed as a student at Duquesne.

I'm not finished with my project yet. Am I still able to submit an abstract?

Yes. Your project does not necessarily have to be complete at the time of submission.

When will I find out if I have been accepted to participate in the poster session?

All undergraduate students who submit a valid abstract are accepted into the poster session. We will inform you if there are any issues with your registration. Once the submission deadline has passed, you will begin to recieve email correspondence from us with further instruction.

What should I wear to the URSS?

We suggest that you dress in business casual. This means no jeans, shorts, flip flops, etc.

How large can my poster be?

The maximum poster size that we accept is 36" by 48". Please keep in mind that you are expected to share one side of a corkboard with another poster.

I have class the day of the URSS. Can I still participate?

We understand that everyone's class and work schedules vary. If you have a prior professional commitment such as work or class, you are permitted to leave and then return to the symposium.

I'm planning on presenting my project at another symposium. Am I allowed to use the same project for the URSS?

Yes. The URSS is a great venue to practice for upcoming symposia or other professional events. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

What sort of awards does the URSS have to offer?

Thanks to our generous departmental and organizational sponsors, there are several award opportunities for student participants. Check out our awards page for more information.

If you have additional questions, please contact Mary McConnell, Office of Research, 412-396-1537 or mcconnellm@duq.edu.