Student Research Symposium
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Call for Papers and Posters:
The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) seeks papers and posters for its 10th Annual Conference. The Student Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
This year’s theme is “Higher Education: Cultural Issues and Cultural Studies.” Papers addressing any of the following strands/topics are invited for review by the selection committee:
In addition, papers or posters prepared by undergraduate and graduate students are invited which reflect scholarly and creative works by Mexican American scholars and/or on subjects relevant to Mexican American culture.
- Social Sciences: Relevant research in disciplines including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science.
- Arts and Humanities: Relevant research in disciplines including art, drama, music, philosophy, history, theology/ religious studies and literature.
- Higher education: Contemporary issues in higher education. Examples include trends, patterns and “best practices” leading to degree completion of first-generation, Hispanic, and/or Mexican American students; Dream Act; student support; curriculum; leadership in higher education.
- Natural Sciences: Relevant research in the disciplines including biology, chemistry,
physics, and geology.
- Applied Research: Research relevant to practices in various professions such as counseling, education, social work, criminal justice, and leadership.
Paper and poster presentations at the CMASR conference should be completed research studies. To be considered for presentation, please submit an abstract of the research. Abstracts should be between 75 and 150 words, and may include descriptions of the research question/ hypothesis, the significance of the project, relevant literature, method, results, and conclusions. All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Paper presentations will range from 10 to 15 minutes. AV equipment will be available at each session, at no charge.
Submission Deadline: March 18, 2013
Submit Paper Presentation/Abstract here
Submissions will undergo a peer review process. Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 21, 2013.
For more information, please contact:
Steve Wise, MA, MLIS