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Registration and Abstract submission will be open February 1, 2014 – Friday March 7, 2014.  The registration and abstract submission are one process.  Projects with multiple presenters do NOT need to register separately.  Only register each presentation once.  Prior to registering, please readregistration instructions at the link below.   In order to begin the registration process, click the link below or copy and paste the URL into your browser.

Registration Instructions

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Abstract Example



Courtney Thornton, Ph.D.Dr. Courtney H. Thornton
Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Education at the University of North Carolina General Administration 

Dr. Courtney H. Thornton, Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Education at the University of North Carolina General Administration, interprets and implements academic program planning policies as related to graduate degree programs.  Dr. Thornton provides administrative direction for the implementation and maintenance of systemwide electronic research administration tools and related business intelligence systems.  She supports other initiatives of strategic importance to the Office of Research and Graduate Education. 

Dr. Thornton holds bachelors degrees in Chemistry and Science Education, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Higher Education Administration, from North Carolina State University. Dr. Thornton's work experiences span K-12 education, private industry, and higher education. Her research on higher education engagement and student civic responsibility has appeared in the Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, and the Journal of College Student Development.  




Deadline for poster uploading is Wednesday March 26, 2014

Poster Uploading Instructions

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  1. Students are encouraged to adapt their presentations to the standardposter format.  Easels, poster boards (3ft x 4ft) and push pins will be provided at the Forum.  Posters must be printed prior to the event. The PURC Center will conduct a Poster Preparation WorkshopFebruary 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm in 3256 Oxendine Science Building.
  2. Oral presentations: Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes (12 minutes for the presentation, 3 minutes for questions). Students are encouraged to prepare a PowerPoint slide show to accompany their talk.
  3. Scholarly Performance/Film, Music or Video Productions are also welcome. Students will present their performance. Each presenter will have a total of 15 minutes for the performance and questions/answers, using any combination of up to 15 minutes to best highlight their work. For example, you could have a 10 minute performance and take 5 minutes to answer questions. We will provide a TV/DVD combo if needed.
  4. Exhibit/Displays are welcome for those in the visual arts. All exhibits will be displayed in the same room as the posters. Please advise the staff of your needs-such as a pedestal, or a need to hang on wall.




A poster preparation workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 5:00 pm in 3256 Oxendine Science Building. We will go over the elements of a successful poster as well as looking at some examples of good and not so good posters. Handouts and valuable reference links will be distributed.

In order to get an estimate on attendance, could you please register below if you plan to attend (no registration deadline).

2014 PURC Poster Preparation Workshop Registration