ARC FAQ


What is ARC?

The Annual Research Conference is UNG’s multidisciplinary one day conference open to undergraduate and graduate students from all of UNG’s campuses. ARC is held every spring on either the Dahlonega or Gainesville campus. ARC 2020 will be held on the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus March 13, 2020

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Who is allowed to apply?

Undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines.

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Why should I attend or present?

By presenting or even attending research conferences, students have the opportunity to contribute to their professional development. Students can also list their presentations on their resumes/vitaes when applying for jobs and graduate programs. Additionally, students will gain and also contribute to the most recent advances in their field.

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How do I submit my proposal?

https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/cgi/ir_submit.cgi?context=ngresearchconf

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What are the application guidelines?

Oral, Musical Performance, Visual Presentation and Poster
Students doing oral, musical performance, and visual presentations should be present in their presentation space at least 10 minutes prior to their session to upload any digital content onto the presentation computer desktop.
Note that all computers in our presentation rooms are PCs; please prepare file types accordingly and bring them on a flash drive to speed up file transfer. We also encourage you to back up your files online/in email. When you arrive, please introduce yourself to the panel moderator.
Musical performances must also include a 4-6 min audio or video recording of the performance of the individual or group. Submissions can include one or multiple works. Performances will be limited to 8-10 mins. Please also include your logistical needs (chairs, stands, microphone, etc.).
Students presenting in Poster sessions should plan to have their poster in place at least 30 minutes prior to the poster session beginning. A more specific timeline of will be available once the final schedule is released.
Accepted visual arts and poster sessions will be able to set up their work between 5 pm and 7 pm on March 12th and in the morning of March 13th.
See https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/ngresearchconf/submission_guidelines.pdf for more information.

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When are the applications for best essay due?

If you want to be considered for best essay you will need to submit your essay by February 28, 2020.

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How do I write an abstract?

For tips on writing your abstract, please visit
http://faculty.ung.edu/bfriedman/bfried/PSIAresearch/ResPaperGuide.html and consult with your faculty advisor.

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How long does the abstract need to be?

The abstract proposal needs to be up to 250 words.
You will find the rubrics associated with your area on the left hand panel of the ARC website here:
https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/ngresearchconf/2020/

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When is the abstract proposal due?

The deadline to submit an abstract proposal is February 14, 2020.

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What if I’ve never presented at a research conference before?

Seek assistance from your faculty advisor and be sure to check out website for workshops on how to present for ARC and how to write an abstract. We host them every spring.
Please see the following links for helpful tips on presenting at a research conference: https://www.ted.com/playlists/574/how_to_make_a_great_presentation https://projects.ncsu.edu/project/posters/ https://ung.edu/undergraduate-research-creative-activities/gurc/presentation-guidelines.php

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Does my research project need to be completed at the time I submit my abstract?

No. Abstracts can be submitted for projects that are still collecting or analyzing data.

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Am I allowed to submit more than one proposal?

Yes but due to the amount of submissions we cannot guarantee that every submission will be accepted.

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How do I submit my proposal?

Submitting your abstract can be done through
https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/cgi/ir_submit.cgi?context=ngresearchconf

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What happens after I submit my proposal?

Once you submit your proposal and the application deadline closes, your submission will be reviewed by our team of ARC reviewers.

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Who reviews my proposal?

Faculty and staff from multiple disciplines will review each submission.

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Can my friends and family come to my presentation?

Friends, family, and UNG students are allowed to attend presentations for free.

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