At Celebration, undergraduate and graduate students present their research, artistic or creative projects through posters and oral presentations, or through interactive demonstrations, performances, or exhibits. Celebration provides important recognition and acknowledgement of the excellent work and accomplishments of our students.
Submission window will open in January 2023
Institute for Student Research and Creative Activity
Having trouble submitting your abstract? Check to see what email you are using - this should be your NKU email without mymail. That should address any problems on the student submission side.
The Spring Celebration submission window will be available in January 2022.
Upon submission of a student's abstract, faculty will receive an email to approve and/or edit the submission. Below are instructions to assist the process.
Author and sponsor names, project title and abstract will be published as submitted in the Celebration program booklet. Careful editing is required. We strongly suggest that applicants contact the prospective primary faculty sponsor for assistance with crafting a title and abstract. We also suggest that applicants run the abstract and title through a spell-check and language program to ensure correct spelling and grammar. All editing must occur before the project is approved for publication in the Celebration program booklet.
Abstracts are limited to 100 words. Here is a sample abstract.
Key aspects to include - max 100 words
Research and creative projects contain: A basic or applied research component or written documentation of a "beginning to end" creative process. Characteristics of the Research or Creative project are to be evaluated by the faculty mentor and department.
Characteristics of Excellent Projects:
Students give 10-12 minute lectures on their work. These resemble conference presentations. Audio-visual equipment can be used.
Poster - A poster is worth a thousand words!
During a two and a half hour session students discuss their research with attendees. The 3' x 4' tri-fold poster is set up on a table shared with other presenters (tri-fold display boards and clips will be available at the registration table in the Student Union the morning of the event). In a large room with close to 300 other projects, students may be presenting on the same table as another poster presentation from a different discipline.
Students present as part of our online offerings and create 4 minute video presentations of their work. Typically this combines many of the aspects of both oral and poster presentations.