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The eighth annual Create @ STATE: A Symposium of Research, Scholarship & Creativity will be held on Monday, April 16 through Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in the Fowler Center and the Student Union. Create @ State provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present original work in a professional setting.  The theme for Create @ State 2018 is focused around the STEAM initiative to highlight integration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with Art + Design. 


2018 Categories

  • Agriculture, Engineering & Technology
  • Business
  • Education & Behavioral Science
  • Liberal Arts and Communication
  • Nursing & Health Professions
  • Sciences & Mathematics

2018 Presentation Types

  • Graduate Oral Presentation
  • Graduate Poster Presentation
  • Graduate Creative Performance or Display
  • Graduate Creative Media
  • Graduate Persuasive Elevator Pitch

  • Undergrad Oral Presentation
  • Undergrad Poster Presentation
  • Undergrad Creative Performance or Display
  • Undergrad Creative Media
  • Undergrad Persuasive Elevator Pitch

2018 Tentative Schedule

Monday, April 16, 2018: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Fowler Center

  • Morning Session:
    • Department of Music
  • Afternoon Session:
    • Department of Theatre
    • Department of Art

Tuesday, April 17, 2018: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Student Union 3rd Floor

  • Morning Session:
    • College of Nursing and Health Professions
    • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
    • College of Liberal Arts and Communication
  • Keynote & Networking Lunch, Centennial Hall
  • Afternoon Session:
    • College of Science and Mathematics
    • College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology
    • College of Liberal Arts and Communication
  • Judges' Networking Event & Reception, 6:00 p.m., Cooper Alumni Center 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Student Union 3rd Floor

  • Morning Session (Throw 'em to the Wolves)
    • College of Business
  • Create @ State 2018 Awards Reception - 11:00 a.m.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted through the online portal at https://create.astate.edu. The online portal is anticipated to be open October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017.

Abstract Instructions

Abstracts are encouraged from all students who are engaged in faculty-mentored research, scholarly and creative works. Projects must be based on analytic, theoretical and creative frameworks appropriate to the academic discipline.

Quality abstracts include:

  • Novel contributions, innovative thinking or creative techniques
  • An articulated process or method
  • Data collection and analysis, or equivalent to discipline
  • Conclusions, outcomes or pending results
  • Faculty mentor is required to be listed

The submitting student must select from (1) presentation types and (2) categories and then briefly answer the following questions (2-3 sentences):

  1. How is your research/scholarship/creative works original or innovative?
  2. How has your research/scholarship/creative works advanced or benefited your academic career?
  3. How does your research/scholarship/creative works contribute to the field of study and/or benefit society?