The Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) is a day-long event showcasing the collaborative work between Westminster faculty and students. Often interdisciplinary in nature, presentations take the form of posters, oral presentations, video productions, art studio pieces, poetry readings, live musical performances, and more. The Celebration is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to experience Westminster’s rich academic environment. During URAC, Westminster suspends classes and nearly one out of every four students will present. Sessions are attended by faculty, current students, parents, and occasionally alumni and/or members of our Board of Trustees.
Westminster College will hold its annual Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. If possible the 2021 event will involve a hybird format of in person and virtual events.
The title is the first words people will read. Because of this, it should be descriptive and interesting. Humor or a clever choice of words will probably bring the light to your work (e.g, You're Not all Wet, Design Inspired by Oceanography).
In most cases, less is more when it comes to titles. A shorter title is usually better than a long one.
The title may be the only chance you get to catch some interest for your hard work, time, and research, so make it a good one.
Your abstract should clearly describe your research or scholarly activity. Write your abstract for people who have at least a partial understanding of the research that was conducted and the justifications behind it. In your abstract, you may want to include the following:
If you have not completely finished your research/scholarly activity when you are working on your abstract, just include any preliminary findings. Just because your conclusions may change, does not mean they don't help the reader to understand why your research is valuable.
Lastly, try to limit the length of your abstract to 200 words or less.