2023 Spring Research Conference


Looking Back, Moving Forward: Adapting Research to Changing Conditions and Environments



Thank you for visiting the SRC 2023 website. Here you will find general information regarding the registration process, program information, and more. Please fill out the support request form if you have any questions or dietary restrictions.


About the Spring Research Conference

The Spring Research Conference is jointly sponsored by the University of Cincinnati, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. The conference location rotates among the three institutions annually.

The purpose of the conference is to provide undergraduate, master and doctoral students an opportunity to present research proposals in a friendly, yet formal, setting and to get constructive feedback from faculty and colleagues. It is a great way to prepare for larger conferences!


By attending the 2023 Spring Research Conference hosted by the University of Kentucky College of Education, attendees grant permission to UK College of Education and UK Public Relations to interview, photograph and/or videotape participants (and/or to supervise any others who may do the interview, photography and/or videotaping). Content from the aforementioned interview and/or the aforementioned images may be used in educational and promotional activities for the following without compensation: University Educational Publications/Videos, University Electronics Publishing (e.g. World Wide Web and social media), University Promotion/Advertising, and local/regional/national news media.


Session Information & Program

Presentation proposals must be submitted by March 1. To share your presentation (if approved), you can bring your presentation on a USB or your laptop must have an HDMI connection (whether
direct or via an adapter) to plug into the computer system to present.


Paper Session

12 minutes per paper | 60 minutes total per session

Papers will be presented orally to an audience and include a description of completed research or research in progress. The presentation should highlight key information related to the rationale, methodology, analysis, results and discussion.

All oral presentations will be 12 minutes in length, with 5 minutes for questions from the audience. The moderator will be in charge of timing the presentation and holding up “5 minute,”“3 minute,” and “1 minute” signs to indicate the remaining time in the presentation. Please plan accordingly.


Poster Session

60 minutes

Poster presentations allow presenters and attendees to engage in discussions about the author’s research findings, new ideas, innovations and possible advances in the profession. Poster materials should briefly highlight the key components related to the particular type of work. While it is not required that a presenter attend to the poster during the entire length of the poster session, only those present during the judging will receive feedback on their posters.

The standard poster size is 4 ft W x 3 ft H. Your poster should be able to be mounted with painter’s tape onto the wall or on an easel; painter’s tape and easels will be provided. You should arrive about five minutes ahead of the session time, and you should remove your poster when the time period is over.


Proposal Requirements
  • 250-word abstract
  • 500-1250 word proposal (excl. tables & references) that includes:
    • Brief Intro
    • Lit Review
    • Research Question(s)
    • Overview of Methodology/Planned Analysis
    • Summary of Results and Conclusion (if applicable)



The 2023 Spring Research Conference is free for all College of Education students, faculty, and staff at UC, UK, and UofL and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Those outside of the College of Education who wish to attend should contact the spring research conference committee via the Support Request Form for information about cost.


Location and Directions

The conference will take place at the University of Kentucky Bill Gatton Student Center, 160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY 40508.



The most convenient free parking will be in UK Parking Structure #5, located directly across South Limestone from the Gatton Student Center. The parking structure has two entrances: one on Limestone and the other on Upper Street. For GPS purposes, you can plug in 574 South Upper Street, Lexington, KY 40508. Once you park inside the structure, make your way to the third floor where you can take a pedestrian walkway across Limestone, dropping off right in front of the Conference venue. There will be several student volunteers along the way to help you get to the Gatton Student Center Ballroom with ease.


Directions & Parking



What to Do in Lexington

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