Student FAQS

No, a faculty nomination is not required for students to be able to submit an abstract. However, if you have a faculty mentor facilitating your research/creative project, you should discuss with them your interest in presenting this project at the Student Academic Showcase.


DOES EACH MEMBER OF A GROUP NEED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?No. Just submit one application for the group but include the requested information for every member.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PRESENTATION FORMAT I SHOULD SELECT?Consider which format would allow you to communicate both the process and product of your work most effectively.

Poster: Your project information will be presented in a poster format. During the poster judging session, you will also be required to provide a summary of your project and answer any questions attendees might have.

Presentation: Participants will have approximately 20 minutes to present their work. In the past, participants have read their academic papers or pieces of creative writing, presented their projects using PowerPoint or Prezi, shown original films, and performed their dramatic or musical compositions.

Artwork, designs, or other artifacts may be displayed alongside posters or during presentations as long as any necessary display equipment is requested on the submission form.

HOW LONG WILL MY PRESENTATION BE?Oral Presentations will be given 20 minutes. It is recommended that you create 15 minutes of content and leave 5 minutes of questions for your presentation.

Poster Presentations will be displayed for a set amount of time that has yet to be determined for the 2022 event.

CAN I SUBMIT A PROJECT THAT DOES NOT MATCH MY MAJOR OR ACADEMIC COLLEGE?Yes. If your project fits better under a discipline that is different from your Academic College (e.g., artwork submitted by an Education student or a business plan submitted by a group of students from various Academic Colleges) please indicate on the submission form under "Judging Category" the college or department in which you feel your project fits best.

DOES MY PROJECT HAVE TO BE ONE THAT I COMPLETED AT LINDENWOOD?Yes, students can only submit projects that were conducted or created during their time as a student at Lindenwood. These projects can be completed on campus (e.g., for a class or club) or off campus (e.g., a community art center). However, projects that were completed for another academic institution are not permitted, even if students were enrolled at Lindenwood at the time of creation.

DO I NEED TO SUBMIT MY PAPER, ARTWORK, CREATIVE WRITING ETC. AHEAD OF TIME?No. You only need to submit your abstract in advance as part of your application to participate. Your abstract should be written in such a way that the reviewers can understand why your project was done, how it was conducted, and its general importance. See the Information for Participants page for sample abstracts and information on how to craft an effective abstract. You will bring any items needed for your presentation with you the day of the event.