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Alfred University-Alfred University Undergraduate Research Forum
Undergraduate Research Forum

General Information
Open to all undergraduate students University-wide. Students need to have the approval of their faculty sponsor prior to submitting the Abstract/Information Form electronically.

The Undergraduate Research Forum will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016 in McLane from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Posters will remain on display until after Honors Convocation on Friday.

The primary format for presentations will be posters on display boards, but computers, videos, and/or live performances may be used depending on space. Display boards are available in 3’ x 4’ size (3’ deep by 4’ wide).

  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically using the submission form linked to below after obtaining the approval of your faculty sponsor.
  • Only the primary presenter should submit an abstract. ABSTRACTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FROM ADVISORS OR FROM OTHER STUDENTS.
  • Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font.
  • Abstract should be no more than 250 words (including title, etc.).
  • Title of the work must be in capitals.
  • First name, middle initial, and last name of the presenter should be underlined.


Sample Abstract
Children's literature is one of the most influential mediums for the gender socialization of young children. Furthermore, Caldecott books are "highly visible and frequently selected" and are considered to be the "best" books for children. Through content analysis, a quantitative study was conducted, testing existing theory about the sexist nature of gender representations in Caldecott award-winning books. Additionally, the question of whether or not change has occurred over time was examined. All findings from this study will be presented, along with some discussion of past research in this area.

More Information
For more information on AU's Undergraduate Research Forum, please contact
Dr. Michele Hluchy.

An Abstract/Information form can be obtained if you click here.

All Abstract/Information forms are electronically due by April 15, 2016 via email to URF Submissions.