25th Annual Student Research Conference

Promoting and Recognizing Research by Undergraduate and Graduate Students in all Academic Disciplines

Online submissions of research papers and posters are now closed.

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm March 26, 2017.

April 12-13, 2017
University Center Ballroom - see the program for detailed schedule of events and times

Sponsored by: The Department of PsychologyPsi Chi (Honor Society for Psychology), and the Psychology Club.

The Student Research Conference is financially supported by a grant from Funding for Results, as well as by a gift from Phi Kappa Phi to support the students who win a Research Presentation Award.


The Annual Southeast Missouri State University Student Research Conference encourages research by undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines, and provides a setting for students to present their work in a professional manner.

Dates and Times

April 12-13, 2017. The conference MAY run from 8:00 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m. on both days and follow the class schedules for both days.


The Student Research Conference will be held in the University Center. Paper Presentations will be occur in the University Center Ballroom.


Students will present their papers and posters in a conference format. Two or three concurrent sessions will run throughout each day.

Types of Works

Empirical, as well as Theoretical and Review works are invited. Each paper must be sponsored by a Southeast Missouri State University faculty member/instructor. Acceptance of submissions will be based on the validity of the work as a research endeavor appropriate to the particular discipline in which it was conducted (see acceptance criteria).


In order to be eligible for presentation, the paper should be the primary work of an undergraduate or graduate student (or students) with the student(s) listed as the primary author(s) of the submitted paper. All presenters must be students.

Responsibility to Present

If your research is accepted, you will be notified regarding your presentation time. After that, you or a substitute will be expected to present, except in the case of severe extenuating circumstances. You will be expected to arrive in time for the beginning of your session (same as a normal class period), and to stay for the entire session in which you present. If your paper presentation is accepted, you will be expected to present a talk that lasts for 11-13 minutes, leaving 2-4 minutes for questions from the audience at the end.

For More Information


SRC Student Committee
SRC Committee Faculty Sponsors
John Skowronski

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Drew Appleby

Professor Emeritus, Psychology
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Keynote Address
Can Undergraduate Research Help Students Prepare to Enter the Job Market?
Wednesday, 12:00-1:15 pm
Dr. Appleby received his PhD from Iowa State University in 1972. He investigated teaching, learning, advising, and mentoring processes and used the results of his research to create strategies faculty can use to help their students adapt successfully during educational transitions; acquire academic competence; and identify, clarify, prepared for, and achieve their post-baccalaureate aspirations. He has received several Outstanding Teaching awards and has been recognized as Mentor of the Year.



Scully 427-B
Student Research Conference
One University Plaza, MS 5700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701