Presenting research is a core part of the faculty-mentored student research experience. At Colorado College, students have multiple opportunities to present their research to the public and professional research communities.
SCoRe (Student Collaborative Research) / Summer Research & Internship Symposium
The SCoRe (Student Collaborative Research) Symposium is the culminating event after a summer of collaborative research conducted by Colorado College students and faculty. Additionally, students who have completed research outside CC are welcome to present at the symposium. It brings students, faculty, family and friend together for a series of short presentations, poster sessions, and discussions across a variety of academic disciplines. The collaborative research presented is funded by the Provost’s Office Faculty Student Collaborative Grant, departmental funds, other internal and external research grants. Starting in 2018, the Symposium expanded to include summer internships as well as summer research experiences to become the Student Research & Internship Symposium.
As a result of the increasing vigilance, both worldwide and in Colorado, that institutions of higher education are exercising towards COVID-19, CSURF 2020 has been cancelled. This precautionary measure is being taken out of concern for the health and safety of cadets, students, and faculty from the participating institutions, and the Colorado Springs community.
CSURF is a collaborative venture designed to highlight the research and creative works of undergraduates from Colorado College, the United States Air Force Academy, and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). The forum rotates campuses and will be held at USAFA in 2020. Students can learn more and apply to present their research in a variety of format types via the registration form.
Undergraduate Research Conferences
Colorado College students regularly present at undergraduate research conferences.This is not an exclusive list--check with your faculty mentor for ideas for conferences, or search the internet for "undergraduate research conference" plus your subject area.
The Midstates Consortium for Math and Science and the Biological and Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium are presentation opportunities for CC students. Email Lisa Schwartz for contact information for the CC science faculty that oversee the registration process.
The Associated Colleges of the Midwest Film Conference and Festival is a conference opportunity for CC students.
Regional and National Conferences
For the best of student research conducted at CC, students often present their research at regional or national conference. Abstract submissions are typically due 6 months before conferences. Students should consult with their faculty research mentors early in the research process if they are interested in presenting at these larger scale conferences. Students whose presentations have been accepted to the conferences can apply for the Provost's Office Conference Presentation Grant.