The Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF) is held in conjunction with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado College, and Pikes Peak Community College. The event gives undergraduate students from all four institutions the opportunity to present their research and creative work in a formal academic setting and receive feedback from scholars and peers across the disciplines. CSURF also helps students polish the skills involved in formal academic presentations, job interviews, or continuing education through graduate/professional study.
Save the Date for CSURF 2022 - Saturday, April 9th, 2022 - hosted by Pikes Peak Community College.
Students who choose to participate in a Traditional Talk Presentation will prepare a 15 minute oral presentation with accompanying PowerPoint slides or visual. Following the talk, there will be 5 minutes of Q&A from the audience members or other presenters.
Presentations will be organized by theme and multiple rooms will be in session at the same time. Please report to your assigned room 10 minutes before the first presentation in your time block to prepare for your presentation.
What is a "POSTER STYLE" Presentation?
Students will present their work during a one-hour poster session. Audience members will walk around, stopping at posters and speaking with student researchers. Please prepare a short 5-10 minute talk using your poster as a visual aide.
Posters will be attached to cardboard backings and displayed on floor easels. Plan to have your poster printed and ready to display on an easel. CSURF will provide a cardboard backing and CLIPS at each easel station. Your poster should be approximately 4ft wide by 3ft tall. The visual and Performing Arts Department at UCCS can provide large format printing to UCCS students for a lower cost https://vrc.uccs.edu/csurf
Presentations will be organized by theme and session. Typically, there are morning and afternoon poster sessions of about 50 posters per session.
What is a VISUAL ARTS, PERFORMING ARTS, AND SPECIAL SPACES Presentation?
Your faculty advisor will be the best source of guidance on creating your presentation. While power point or other virtual displays are useful with talk presentations, you might want to consider a more advances manner in displaying your information.
1. Digital Story Mapping: This is a unique and interactive way of presenting your work. It is especially useful for those working with geographic or historic locations. Check out the story map from Robert Chance, Isabella Leighton, and Angelina Oliva's CSURF 2019 presentation!
2. Center for Student Research: If you need help with something else related to you CSURF presentation, reach out to the Center for Student Research at email@example.com.
Where can I find help creating my presentation?
Your faculty advisor will be the best source of guidance on creating your presentation. UCCS is also hosting a few events for student presenters that may be of use:
Create your own Story Map: Susan Vandagriff of the Kraemer Family Library will be hosting a workshop on March 18th at 12pm where you will get hands-on practice creating your own story map! Register here to attend.
Virtual Presentations: Join the UCCS Communication Center to learn tips for giving your best presentation in an online setting! April 7th at 12pm. Link to attend here.
Center for Student Research: If you need help with something else related to you CSURF presentation, reach out to the Center for Student Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.