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Call for Participation

Call for Papers - December 1, 2015
Submission Deadline - February 8, 2016
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Cover Design Competition
Students majoring in art, graphics design or a related field are invited to submit a cover design that will be used for the 2016 Printing Proceedings. Here are the requirements and restrictions:

  • A single PDF file with a design for the front cover must be emailed to the symposium chair (mpilgrim@uscupstate.edu) by the February 8, 2016 deadline. No late submissions will be accepted.
  • The cover will be printed in full color; its size will be a standard 8.5 x 11 inches.
  • No university/college names/logos and no sponsor information should be anywhere in the design. The official symposium logo should be integrated in the design. Ask the Symposium Chair to email you the logo.
  • The winner will be revealed on the day of the event when the printed proceedings are handed out and the winner will receive an award during the student award ceremony. Runner-ups will also be on display at the event.

Faculty and students from invited colleges and universities can submit a short research, scholarly or creative paper (2-3 pages) to the Twelfth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Faculty members who have not involved students in their current research efforts are welcomed to submit; however, students submitting papers to this Symposium must be working with a faculty mentor. Please contact the Symposium Chair with any questions or approval of special situations.

Research, scholarly and creative papers from all disciplines are welcomed and can report on completed projects or work in progress. Papers that speak only to forthcoming or intended work are not permitted. Papers will be accepted as regular presentations or posters. Contributing authors can indicate their preference, but may be asked by the Program Committee to change their preference so that the talks can be better grouped into specialized sessions. All accepted papers (presentations and posters) will be printed in the Symposium Proceedings. Contributions similar to work that has been or will be presented or published elsewhere are encouraged, however, the author should also verify with the other conference/journal that this is acceptable. Presenter guidelines and additional information are available.

Student authors are eligible for awards. Please find the Student Award Guidelines here.

To submit a paper, you must email the Symposium Chair (mpilgrim@uscupstate.edu) a completed coversheet along with the 2-3 paper:

Submissions that do not follow the formatting guidelines (doc) very closely will not be reviewed. The deadline to submit papers will be February 8, 2016. Late submissions will not be reviewed. Please contact the symposium chair with any questions or comments.

Contact us
Program Committee

Dr. Melissa Pilgrim
Symposium Chair
Admin Building, Room 308A
Phone: (864) 503-5781