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Panther Pipelines: Discovery Day

Panther Pipelines: Discovery Day is designed to highlight the research and creative inquiry activities of Virginia Union University's undergraduate students and university stakeholders (faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners). During this event, VUU undergraduate students will share their scholarly activities.  Additionally, university stakeholders can publicize research or creative inquiry opportunities for students to pursue during the 2017-2018 academic year.

​The 2017 Panther Pipelines: Discovery Day will be hosted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM in the Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center. 

VUU Undergraduate Student Participant Guidelines:

VUU undergraduate students interested in presenting during Discovery Day should submit a poster using the “Discovery Day Poster Template” using our online application.  All Fall 2017 Discovery Day submissions are due by 5pm on Monday, October 2, 2017.   

Whether you completed a research/creative inquiry project over the summer or simply have an idea for a project, all VUU Undergraduate students are welcome to submit a poster for Discovery Day.  Posters should include the following information (see the template for detailed instructions):

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion or Anticipated Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contact Information

Click here to download a copy of the Discovery Day Poster Template.

VUU University Stakeholders (faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners) Participant Guidelines:

University stakeholders interested in recruiting VUU undergraduate students for research or creative inquiry opportunities should:

  1. Submit a PantherQuest application. The application is located on our PantherQuest page (Note: This can be submitted after the poster submission deadline).
  2. Submit a poster using the "Discovery Day Poster Template" using our online application. ​Posters should include the following information (see the template for detailed instructions):
    • ​​Project Description
    • Goals and Potential Outcomes
    • Student Duties
    • Project Timeline
    • Student Qualifications
    • How to Apply for the Position
    • Contact Information

All Fall 2017 Discovery Day submissions are due by 5pm on Monday, October 2, 2017.   

Click here to download a copy of the Discovery Day Poster Template.

Submission Guidelines:

All posters should be submitted using our online application on, preferably before, 5pm on Monday, October 2, 2017.  Participants who submit their posters after the deadline will be responsible for paying for and printing their own 36” x 48” poster.  
Applicants will be notified on or before Friday, October 6, 2017 of their poster acceptance. 

Poster Competition Guidelines: 

During our Panther Pipelines: Discovery Day event students are eligible for awards, to be used towards their research, for the best poster presentation.  Students are judged based on the following criteria: 

  • Developing a research question or objective;
  • Utilizing methods
  • Analyzing and interpreting results
  • Presenting a discussion and conclusion
  • Presenting project orally (via poster) and responding to questions

Click here to download a copy of the poster competition rubric.

Research Symposia Judges:

If you are interested in serving as a research sysmposia judge visit our Research Symposia Judges page for more information.