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It is an honor and a pleasure to announce that our department will be sponsoring the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference (MAUSRC) for the second consecutive year. The conference will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014.
This conference provides an enjoyable, fulfilling, and exciting opportunity for young scholars to meet and present their research. Plus, it’s a valuable addition to students’ résumés or graduate school applications!
Here is what previous participants have shared about the conference:
"Tell your students that it has been over 2 years since I presented my paper at the Mid-Atlantic Conference and I still talk about it. I also think about my presentation every time I get up to give a speech to corporate officers.”
“Thank you for 'making me' present my research paper at the MAUSRC. Now that I’m in graduate school, I will actually be using that topic and presentation for a project this semester.”
The conference is free and lunch is provided!
*Please be ready to provide your full name and email address, the title and abstract for your research presentation or poster, and the full name and email address of your faculty advisor(s).
*NOTE: If you are presenting with another student(s), please submit ONE registration form for each team. Please be ready to provide the full name and email addresses of each co-presenters.
Since 1981, the MAUSRC has provided students from a range of social scientific programs a supportive setting in which to present the results of their research projects.
For highlights from last year’s conference, please visit the Opportunities section of our website.
Guidelines for Poster and Panel Presentations:
FOR PANEL PRESENTATIONS, students should expect to prepare a 10-15 minute oral presentation for an audience of students and faculty. The use of PowerPoint or other applications are welcome (but not required). Students should come prepared with their presentations on a USB flash drive (having a secondary method of cloud storage or email backup for the presentation is also advised). Villanova University will provide laptops and projectors in all conference rooms.
FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS, students should create and set up a posterboard highlighting their research results and be prepared to answer questions posed by students and faculty.
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Department of Sociology & Criminology
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Robert DeFina, Ph.D., Department Chair, 610.519.4482
Mary Ann Hostler, Administrative Assistant for the Sociology Program, 610.519.4742
Sarah Spencer, Administrative Assistant for the Criminology Program, 610.519.4786
Mariana Pardes, Research Associate, 610.519.7275