The Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies at The Ohio State University is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Ohio Undergraduate Russian, East European, and Eurasian Research Forum. This year the forum will take place on Tuesday, November 9 and will be held in a virtual format. The research forum will highlight the work of upper-level undergraduate students from Ohio who are conducting guided research on any topic in any discipline related to the Eastern European and Eurasian regions. Participating students will present their research in a 5-minute, pre-recorded visual presentation.
Junior and senior undergraduate students enrolled at a college or university in the state of Ohio who are or have conducted guided research with a faculty member from their home institution.
The research forum will take place on Tuesday, November 9. A complete presentation will consist of two parts: 1) a brief slide presentation to represent visually their research project; and 2) a recording of themselves talking through their presentation.
Slide presentation: Students may use software such as PowerPoint, Google Slides, etc. to create a visual presentation of their research and argument. Students are limited to a maximum of 4 slides, inclusive of an introductory slide or text. The slides should be designed by the student to summarize their research, including topic, methodology, hypothesis, key conclusions, and graphics.
Recording: The student should then record audio of themselves talking through the presentation and embed it within the file or through software such as Zoom or OBS. This presentation should be no more than 5 minutes long.
Participants must submit their presentation to CSEEES by Monday, November 1, 10:00AM in order to be eligible. Presentations will then be sent to the panel of judges in advance. Judges will review presentations in advance and develop questions for participants. On November 9, a live event open to the public will be held via Zoom. Each presentation will be played and judges will ask the presenter questions.
Presentations will be judged on the following criteria: clarity of argument; uniqueness of research; presentation design; and oral articulation.
You must submit your complete, final presentation by Monday, November 1, 10:00AM to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Place - $50 gift card; 2nd Place - $35 gift card; 3rd Place - $25 gift card
Email Eileen Kunkler @ email@example.com in advance with any questions about eligibility, format restrictions, applicability of topic, etc.