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Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference

Collin College invites you to participate in its annual Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference!

Multiple $1250.00 scholarships awarded for "Top Paper". Only complete (fully written) papers will be considered.

WHO: Current Undergraduate students from all disciplines are invited to submit their research, as are students who graduated in December of 2017.

Complete panels sanctioned by a professor will be automatically accepted! Professors (from any institution) who put together a panel(s) AND agree to act as the Chair/Respondent of that panel(s) will be immediately accepted for conference presentation! Such panel submissions must be submitted by the sponsoring faculty member.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: All submissions should be send to StudentConference@collin.edu by February 21, 2018.

CONFERENCE DATE: April 18 & 19, 2018

WHERE: Collin College, Spring Creek Campus 2800 East Spring Creek Parkway Plano, TX 75074

WHY: Showcase your research (papers, reports, experiments, panels, posters, performances, etc.) to colleagues and fellow students in a professional, yet low-key environment.

No Required Registration Fee

Unsure of what to expect at an academic conference panel? Click here for some examples.

To see previous submissions to the conference, see the presentations tracks below. Please note that all work is either complete or in-progress and that all content, formatting, and citations are the responsibility of the original student author.

Event is free and open to the public

*If you require special accommodations, such as a Sign Language Interpreter, please let us know at least 72-hours in advance of the conference.


Forces is an annual publication sponsored by the Humanities and Communications and Fine Arts divisions of Collin College. Forces welcomes all contributions of poetry, fiction, black and white/color photography, and visual art from members of the Collin College community.

For questions regarding submissions, contact Editor-in-Chief Scott Yarbrough. For technical issues, please contact the administrator.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Click HERE to submit to Forces.

Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference

Welcome to the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference. Our mission is to raise awareness about issues related to social class, work, and the working class and to provide opportunities for collaboration among faculty, students, and community members.

Please save the date for our upcoming conference: Thursday, February 28, 2019

The keynote speaker will be noted scholar Dr. Jacqueline Jones, Professor and Chair of the History Department at The University of Texas at Austin, and author of A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America, Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family from Slavery to the Present, and Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical.

Authors are encouraged to submit 100-word proposals to be reviewed by The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Advisory Board for possible conference presentation. While there will be the opportunity to upload full versions of papers after the conference, this will be voluntary and only if the presenter wishes to do so. Digital Commons is the repository for conference proposals, and these materials are only accessible by the Advisory Board for purposes of review. Authors and presenters retain full rights to their work.

To submit, please create an account and select "Submit Event" on the left side of the page. For technical questions, please see the Author FAQ or e-mail the administrator.