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Bridging Across Disciplines

Thursday, April 21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

The 2016 Strike a Spark Conference will focus on the theme of building bridges between disciplines. Students and faculty regularly develop new ideas, insights, processes and products within their disciplines or as a result of interdisciplinary collaboration. Sharing our work with a wider audience further enables us to bridge disciplines and extend knowledge beyond our individual departments.

This conference provides faculty and students with the opportunity to showcase their work. It will include both student and faculty creative works, papers and posters, illustrating the wide variety of exciting activities occurring on campus.

Student presentations may focus on innovative research, scholarship or creative activity (RSCA) from individual projects, class projects, capstone experiences or senior/graduate theses. A panel of judges will evaluate the students’ presentations, with prizes awarded for outstanding work.

Faculty presentations may focus on innovations in their scholarship presented for a broader audience, or spotlight pedagogical and/or educational innovations, including the application of high-impact practices in teaching and learning, or innovative ways to incorporate RSCA into the curriculum. Faculty also are encouraged to submit class-based proposals, where poster or paper presentations are developed in the context of a class assignment. 

Proposals for poster, paper or creative works presentations should be submitted online and must include an abstract (200 words or less), title, and the name(s) of the presenter(s). See guidelines for proposal submission for more details. All proposals are due by midnight Friday, April 1, 2016

Proposal submissions and guidelines