With the Spring 2021 semester halfway complete, the university is gearing up for Research Days, an annual event that provides students and faculty to present research activities, whether they be complete or in-progress, to the Kean community.
Typically, there are many stations at Research Days where attendees can feel free to explore different research topics they're interested in. In lieu of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Research Days will be held virtually.
All Kean University students and faculty are eligible for registration, so long as they are conducting original research, data collection or readying a creative work to present. Projects can be done individually or in a group. Those that are interested in registering to present can visit the registration site. The deadline is Monday, March 15 for all presenters.
Registration opened a month ago on Feb. 1. The poster file submission deadline is on Monday, March 22 with the oral presentation file submission following a week later on Monday, March 29.
Those that are presenting posters should keep in mind that only 500 posters will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is imperative for presenters to register as quickly as possible so that no delays are incurred. In addition, oral presentations do not have a cap limit but should still be registered and submitted in a timely manner.
To register is a simple process. After visiting the official Research Days site, presenters must create a profile and select their presentation type. Afterwards, presenters will receive an email containing the registration form with presentation guidelines. The registration form must be completed before submitting a presentation file. Criteria required to complete the form varies, depending on the type of presentation the presenter has opted to select.
This can be a great opportunity for students to get their names out into the professional field and explore topics that will .market and network them with potential future employers.