FAQS

 

  1. Who can participate in the symposium?
  2. What kinds of research projects are accepted?
  3. How do I submit a proposal?
  4. How can I get help writing my proposal?
  5. How will I know if my proposal is accepted?
  6. How do I prepare for the symposium?
  7. How long should my presentation be?
  8. What is a poster presentation?
  9. What do moderators do?

 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us at eureca@aucegypt.edu.

 


Who can participate in the conference?​

Undergraduate students, from ALL disciplines are welcome to participate in the EURECA conference, from sophomore to graduating seniors. Students may present individually or in groups. They may present work written or prepared for a class in which they are currently enrolled, or work from a previous semester. 

Research completed in a 1000-level course is only eligible for the FYRE panels.  
   


What kinds of research projects are accepted?

Presentations may be on a variety of topics, but should be research-based, and should be the student’s original work. EURECA presentation panels are organized by discipline.

 

 

How do I submit a proposal?

To present at the conference, fill out the proposal form here. 

 


How can I get help writing my proposal?

For help in drafting a proposal for the conference, read the guidelines for writing a proposal. Check the workshops page for information on our proposal-writing workshops.

If you need further assistance with your proposal, contact the EURECA organizing committee at eureca@aucegypt.edu 
   


How will I know if my proposal is accepted?

Once the proposal submission due date has passed, the proposal reviewers will read all the proposals to determine which ones are appropriate for the conference. We sometimes contact students to ask for clarification or revisions to the proposal. A schedule of presentation times is created, and then we will email you with the acceptance, attach the schedule so you can see what time your presentation is, and send you further instructions. Expect to wait about three weeks after the proposal due date to hear from us.

 


How do I prepare for the conference?

When your proposal has been accepted and you are scheduled a presentation time at the conference, please consult our presentation guidelines: 

We also hold an orientation session for presenters and moderators. You will receive an invitation specifying the date and time. The orientation session is very important in helping you to prepare for your presentation. You will see the environment in which you will be presenting, meet other participants, meet the conference organizers, and learn how the conference is run and what to expect during the sessions. 

 


How long should my presentation be?

Presenters are allotted about 10 to 15 minutes for the presentation. Three to four presentations are scheduled within one session. The question and answer (Q&A) period for all the presenters during that time slot is at the end of the session, so you are expected to attend the entire session in which you are presenting. 

 

What is a poster presentation?

On the online proposal submission form, you are asked if you would like or are willing to present your research as a poster presentation. A poster presentation is another form of presentation that is common in most research conferences. It is especially appropriate for certain genres of work, such as photography or research that relies heavily on graphs, illustrations and charts. Some applicants may be asked to present a poster instead of an oral presentation due to conference scheduling constraints.

A poster presentation is a visual representation of your work. You create an actual, physical poster that will be displayed in the plaza, and stand by it to explain your research and answer questions. The audience is rotating, so you may talk about your research several times in an informal way to the people who pass.

Guidelines for Creating Effective Poster Presentations
Workshop on Poster Presentations

 


What do moderators do?

Moderators open and close each session. They welcome the audience, introduce the presenters, keep the time, facilitate the Q&A, and close the session. Moderators are essential in keeping the sessions running smoothly.

General Guidelines for Moderators
How to Effectively Moderate a Conference Session