Research Days 2018

Please add the UNA Spring 2018 Research Days to your calendar!

UNA Spring Research Symposium (April 24-26, 2018)

Deadline for registration is March 23, 2018 by 12:00 p.m.

Events             Register

  • Student Poster Presentations
    • Posters will be exhibited in the Atrium of the Guillot University Center.
    • Poster sessions will last approximately one hour and student presenters must be with their posters during the entire session.
    • Date: April 24
    • Times:
      • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
      • 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Student Oral Presentations
    • Oral presentations will take place in the Stone Lodge.
    • 7-9 minute presentations with 3-4 minutes for questions
    • Presentation sessions will last approximately one hour and student presenters must be in the session the entire time.
    • Date: April 25
    • Times:
      • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
POC:  Dr. Lisa Keys-Mathews or Ms BJ Wilson - ( or 256-765-4640)

Departmental Research Symposia


     Departments are offered the opportunity to host a discipline-specific research symposium. The goal of the Department Research Symposia is to bring students and faculty together in an informal environment to discuss research.  This is an opportunity to introduce students to specific disciplinary research processes and research discussions with other student researchers and faculty. Students early in their research experience are encouraged to attend and become involved in round table discussions.  The format of each symposium is flexible however we suggest small group research discussions where students discuss their research with other students.  Typically in this type of symposium, there will be three to four students per table with a faculty or senior student facilitator plus the student researcher. 

  • Dates:  April 26, 2018
  • Times:  Flexible times and days depending on individual department schedules
  • Locations: Guillot University Center, Wesleyan Auditorium, the Stone Lodge, or Collier Library ThinkSpace
    • POC:  Dr. Lisa Keys-Mathews or Ms BJ Wilson - ( or 256-765-4640

Three Minute Thesis Competition



  • The UNA 3MT competition celebrates the stunning research conducted by UNA undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Each student has up to 3 minutes to effectively explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
  • Students may present recently completed research projects or projects that will be completed by the University 3MT competition.
  • To register for the pre-final competition, email Jaimie Koopman at by March 23.
  • Be sure to include the following in your email:
    • A business appropriate headshot
    • 50-70 word bio
    • faculty mentor's name
    • PowerPoint slide to be used at the competition


  • Individual College Pre-Final Competitions
    •          Date:  Monday, April 9, 2018
    •          Time:  5:00 P.M.
    •          Location:  Norton Auditorium
    •          POC:  Jaimie Koopman
  • University Competition Finals
    •          Date:  Monday, April 16, 2018
    •          Time:  2:30 P.M.
    •          Location:  Norton Auditorium
    •          POC:  Jaimie Koopman