Submissions for the Winter 2016 R&CW Conference are open from January 25, 2016 to February 19, 2016 and the confernce will be held on March 31, 2016.

A mentor is a faculty member that assists students with all aspects of preparation for the R&CW. Students are strongly encouraged to work with a mentor. If a student chooses to not have a mentor, they are still required to have a faculty endorsement of their project.

Faculty Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Explore possible research topics that reflect the student's interests and preparation.
  • Identify the knowledge, experience, and skills the student needs to complete the project.
  • Help the student define and focus the project, including the development of a timetable to assure that the project can be managed within the time frame allotted.
  • Discuss with the student the details of how the proposed research, scholarly or creative project will be carried out.
  • Communicate with the student regularly about their projects leading up to the submission of their abstract.
  • Assist the student with the research, writing, abstract submission, and presentation components of the R&CW.
  • Remind students that the abstract submission deadline is February 19th at 11:59 PM.

Faculty mentors are also encouraged, but not required, to attend the R&CW Conference on March 31st, 2016.