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Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference

 

Dr. Shinsuke Eguchi, WSCA Second Vice President, invites submissions to the 17th Annual Undergraduate Scholars' Research Conference (USRC) on Friday, February 21, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Undergraduate students are invited to submit papers reporting original research (e.g., critical investigation, experimentation, or analysis leading to the discovery or creation of new facts; theories or interpretation, or significant revisions of already existing facts; or the practical applications of these new or revised conclusions). Diverse philosophical, theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome.

 

The USRC is an extraordinary opportunity for undergraduate scholars and researchers to showcase their scholarly and creative work and to receive feedback from experienced scholars in the field. Undergraduate students benefit from participating in the research conference by crafting and sharing a professional presentation, meeting other undergraduate scholars in the field, and learning about graduate studies in Communication. The conference concludes with an awards ceremony.

 

We especially encourage undergraduate students to submit papers that fit the theme of the convention: Communication, Agitation, and Justice.


  

 

Submission Guidelines

Paper Submissions

All authors on the submitted papers must be undergraduate students at the time of submission and can not be  graduate students at the time of presentation. Students should not submit more than one paper for which they serve as the primary author. Coauthored papers are welcome but all coauthors must be undergraduate students.

Use this website to submit your work by going the Convention tab, use the second drop down item 2020 Submissions. Then click on SUBMIT/REVIEW PAPERS & PROPOSALS. Create a log in account and follow the submission steps. You will need a single PDF formatted file, which should include a title page without any identifying information, an abstract of no more than 200 words, the body of your paper, and references. Papers should be no more than 25 pages in total length. All submissions should be in Adobe PDF Formatted documents. Papers will be judged anonymously by expert reviewers for completeness, intellectual rigor, and overall quality. 

The deadline for submission is by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on December 1, 2019. All authors will be notified of paper acceptances by January 9, 2020.

Conference Registration

For those students whose papers or films are accepted, WSCA will provide complimentary registration to the rest of the WSCA Convention. The registration fee for the USRC is $15 for each presenter.

Questions

Please contact Dr. Shinsuke Eguchi, WSCA 2nd Vice President by email

 

USRC 2019 Program

   
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