2025 Spring Research Conference


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




About the Spring Research Conference

Information about the 2024 Spring Research Conference, to be hosted at the University of Louisville, will be posted soon.

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's, 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!


Session Information & Program


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 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.


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