SpARC: Spring Annual Research Conference


SpARC 2021 will be here soon! We hope you will submit an abstract.

Agnes Scott College’s Spring Annual Research Conference is Tuesday April 27, 2021.  This year's conference is supported by the Science Center for Women, with additional thanks to the CDVL, CWS, and the ETC.
The submission portal will open March 1 and close March 28.  Video presentations will be due on April 9.

(Please make sure you have IRB approval, if your research involves human participants)

New Format for 2021

Video Presentations and Discussions
We are excited to announce a new format! Instead of the traditional posters and talks, students will create short presentations including video of themselves describing their slides for approximately 3 minutes. The CDVL will have templates and sessions to help students prepare to do this. The CWS also will be available to help students. These presentations will be posted on a WordPress site before SpARC so people can view them.

Prior to the day of SpARC, presenters will be assigned a time and a breakout room on Zoom to discuss their presentations with attendees.

Note: if a student already has a poster, the student will be asked to convert the poster to a short presentation.

In addition to video presentations, we will also have a series of featured panels about specific research topics. These panels will consist of 3 video presentations on similar topics and will be moderated by a professor.

SpARC will begin at Noon with an introduction to SpARC and a dance performance
Throughout the afternoon we will have discussions about video presentations and interdisciplinary panels
At 4p.m. we will have math trivia with teams consisting of students, faculty, and staff