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Workshop to help undergraduates prepare submissions for conference

The organizing committee is currently accepting submissions of abstracts, original work, and artist statements for oral presentations, visual presentations, performances, media or film productions, and a special Lancers Lair session at the UWill Discover Undergraduate Conference, March 22 and 23.

The deadline for submissions is January 31.

Environmental studies major Alexandra Scaman says that winning a cash prize during the 2017 conference was an added bonus for her participation.

“The real highlight was having the opportunity to work with faculty, staff, and share my work with fellow students,” she says.

She enjoyed the UWill Discover experience so much, she joined this year’s conference organizing team.

A free workshop Thursday, January 18, will explore the basics of writing abstracts, and original work or artist’s statements. It will begin at 3 p.m. in room 302, Leddy West. Additional sessions as the conference approaches will cover the development of a professional presence online, and communication strategies for effective presentations.

Learn more about the conference and each of the preparatory workshops on the conference website.

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