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Research and Project Showcase (RAPS)

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Clarkson University's Honors Program presents:

The First Annual Spring 2017

Research and Project Showcase (RAPS)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

All students at Clarkson University are invited to participate in the First Annual Research and Project Showcase (RAPS). RAPS provides both undergraduate and graduate students a forum for presentations of research and independent projects, or other educational activities such as internships, co-ops and study abroad experiences.  The goal is to celebrate all forms of scholarship from all disciplines across campus and to provide an opportunity for a broad audience to appreciate work by Clarkson’s students.  Presentations may be given orally (12-15 minutes) or in a combined poster session (90 minutes). The event is scheduled for 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM, with check-in starting at 7:00 AM. Participants are expected to attend the entire day, including presentations, lunch, and closing awards reception with President Tony Collins and Provost Chuck Thorpe.

There are awards for the best oral presentation in each session and for the best posters in each category, as decided by judges. There is also a grand prize for the best poster as selected by the audience.  Additionally, there will be a best poster in sustainability.

Deadline extended- Online Registration and Abstracts are due by Wednesday, March 15 at 11:59 PM.

Instructions for formatting and submitting abstracts may be found at this link:

For a detailed schedule and more information, visit

Please direct all questions or concerns to, or call the Honors Program at (315) 268-2290. 


The Institute for a Sustainable Environment will acknowledge student research that can be applied to sustainability principles or practices.  Projects from all disciplines are eligible for this opportunity.  The First Place award-winning poster and a few Honorable Mentions will be selected based on the evidence that the research results could lead to advances in aspects of environmental, social or economic sustainability within the system that is studied.  Example projects could include anything from higher efficiency renewable energy resources to modifying pro-environmental behavior. 

To participate, your abstract and poster must have a section explicitly describing the relationship between the outcomes of you research and eventual application to improve sustainability.  Both basic discovery-based research and applied projects are welcome.  Questions can be addressed to Susan Powers, ISE (

An updated booklet will be uploaded after the registration deadline.