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FAQ

When and where will NCAS be held?
Who is eligible to present their work at NCAS?
Can I present if I did my research/scholarship at an institution outside of North Carolina?
May a graduate student, post-doc or a faculty member present their research at NCAS?
When is the deadline to submit an abstract for NCAS?
What length does my abstract need to be?
What size should my poster be?
Does my project have to be completely finished for me to present?
Is there a registration fee for students, faculty mentors, or others attending the symposium?
How do I register for the conference?
Can I choose what time I present my work?
What types of presentations will there be?
Which presentation type should I choose?
I worked with a group on a research project; can a group make a presentation?
If I need to stay the night in High Point, is there a preferred hotel?

 


When and where will NCAS be held?

The NCAS event will be held on High Point University’s campus on March 24-25, 2017.

Who is eligible to present their work at NCAS?

Any high school, college/university, graduate, or doctoral student currently enrolled at an institution of higher education in North Carolina, as well as post-docs and faculty members of North Carolina institutions may present at the NCAS conference.

Can I present if I did my research/scholarship at an institution outside of North Carolina?

Yes. For example, if you spent the summer conducting research at a national laboratory or college/university outside of North Carolina, you can still present at NCAS.

May a faculty member present his or her research at NCAS?

Yes.

When is the deadline to submit an abstract for NCAS?

March 1, 2017.

What length does my abstract need to be?

All abstracts should be submitted through the Abstract Submission link, and be no more than 300 words.

What size should my poster be?

Posters should not be any larger than 3’x4′ or 4’x3′. Please see the Abstract Submission link for further details.

Does my project have to be completely finished for me to present?

No, although most work will be. You should at least be able to present what the overall question is, explain how you will answer the question, and any preliminary results you have.

Is there a registration fee for students, faculty mentors or others attending the symposium?

Yes. You must be a member of NCAS to attend the conference. See the Online Registration link to register.

How do I register for the conference?

Register under the Online Registration link. The registration deadline is March 10, 2017 . 

Can I choose what time I present my work?

No. Your presentation will be scheduled by NCAS to ensure the best distribution of presentations throughout the day. However, if you cannot present at a particular time (e.g., morning or afternoon), please email Joanne Altman at  jaltman0@highpoint.edu.

What types of presentations will there be?

POSTER Students who present in this format will stand by their posters to answer questions as audience members walk through the poster session space. Posters will be attached to 48″ wide by 36″ long poster boards using thumbtacks and placed on numbered easels.

ORAL PRESENTATION Students who present in this format will present their research orally, using digital technology such as Powerpoint to facilitate the presentation. The oral presentation sessions will be concurrent.

What type of presentation type should I choose?

Students should speak to your mentor if you are unsure which presentation type you should choose to best highlight your work.

I worked with a group on a research project; can a group make a presentation?

Yes, but a Primary Presenter must register and facilitate the presentation. The Abstract Submission link will ask the primary presenter to designate any co-presenters. The co-presenters DO NOT have to submit abstracts, but they should register themselves separately for the conference.

If I need to stay the night in High Point, is there a preferred hotel?

Yes. There will be accommodations available less than five minutes from campus. See the Hotel Information link for details.