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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. 

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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
  • Graduate Business Plan
  • Graduate Sales Pitch

  • Undergraduate Oral Presentation
  • Undergraduate Poster Presentation
  • Undergraduate Creative Performance or Display
  • Undergraduate Creative Media
  • Undergraduate Persuasive Elevator Pitch
  • Undergraduate Business Plan
  • Undergraduate Sales 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 November 20, 2017 - February 15, 2018.  Students are allowed to participate in more than one presentation type. An abstract is required for each individual presentation and/or performance.

Abstract Instructions (Refer to Abstract Rubrics by Presentation Type)

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.

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?