SPARC: Student Psychology Annual Research Conference
SPARC is a research conference, held each spring, designed to facilitate personal and professional enrichment as both undergraduate and graduate students share their papers and projects.
Our conference is a wonderful way for students to present and get feedback in a supportive and collaborative environment. SPARC makes a great addition to your resume, and truly one of the UWG Psychology's most celebratory and communal events of the school year!
SPARC 2024: Thursday, April 11
Call for Proposals
- Proposals Due: Friday, March 1
- Submissions Due: Saturday, March 30
- Qualifications: Open to students in the Department of Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology (DAPS), both undergraduate and graduates
- SPARC presentations are generally 15-20 minutes. They span many different interests and pursuits. We encourage all of these interests and have been able to share many new and intriguing research ideas through our entire department. This can vary from a research project, thesis, dissertation, upcoming publication, term paper, newfound interest in psychological phenomena, psychological exploration of a topic and more!
- SPARC presentations require a faculty sponsorship. In order to get a faculty sponsorship you need to have express permission from a member of the psychology faculty to present on your topic of interest. Your professor may ask more questions to understand your project in further detail, give more insights for you to pursue or even ask to see your progress. This is a great time to get to work closer with your professors and let them know more about you!
- Once the form is submitted, our submissions committee will reach out to your faculty sponsor and then you should receive a response briefly afterward of approval of your submission. If there are any issues with your submission or we need further information you will be contacted so that we can have the information submitted correctly.
- In rare circumstances we do reject submissions. This is mostly due to not receiving faculty sponsorship previous to submitting. Most of the time we will ask for more information about a presentation before we have to proceed with rejection.
- We look forward to seeing your submissions and sharing ideas with one another!
Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Information