Preparing Your Research
Obtaining IRB Approval
Presenters at the Undergraduate Research Conference are responsible for ensuring that they have followed appropriate procedures for human subjects research as outlined by the MSU Denver Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP). The MSU Denver Institutional Review Board is the final authority on this issue. If you think you may be doing research with humans, please refer to the HSPP website to learn more.
Writing Your Abstract
Conference presenters are asked to submit an abstract for the conference program. A well-written abstract is an important part of the process of presenting your research. The provided PowerPoint will walk you through how to approach this task.
MSU Denver Writing Center can help students at any point in their writing and thinking process, from finding a topic and formulating a research question to composing an abstract and writing a presentation. Please visit their website to learn more about the Writing Center or to schedule an appointment.
Creating Poster and Oral Presentations
Conference presenters will need to present their research in either a poster or oral presentation. Below are some tips and requirements for each type of presentation.
The Auraria Library offers many services to students including research workshops, advising, and help creating your presentation. Please refer to their website to learn more.
Adding Research Experience to Your Resume
Undergraduate research experience makes you more marketable to employers and graduate schools. Use the documents below to help you add undergraduate research experience on your resume.
Traveling to Conferences
Presenting your research at national conferences is a great undergraduate experience. Student Activities facilitates a Student Travel Program which offers grants to support student travel to conferences. Please visit their website to learn more about this opportunity.