Community Engagement Award
The CRES Community Engagement Award is an award, sponsored by the CRES Research, Creative Activity and Community Engagement (RCCE) Committee, given to one undergraduate and one graduate student engaged in community based, social justice projects that best exemplify the CRES Department mission:
Comparative race and ethnic studies critically examines racial and ethnic identities as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community. It is an academic and community-oriented program that values respect, inclusiveness, creative expression, dialogue, engagement, inquiry and academic excellence.
Ten nominees will be asked to present posters of their projects during events associated with the CRES Student Research and Creativity Symposium. From within this group of nominees, one undergraduate and one graduate winner will receive a $300 gift certificate to be used to purchase school related supplies.
- Students who belong to one of the following categories:
- CRES majors
- CRES minors
- Students with a CRES emphasis
- Students taking CRES attribute courses
- Undergraduate and Graduate students in any field or major engaged in projects that relate to the CRES mission
- Community based projects must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Projects examine the experiences of marginalized communities in the U.S. and beyond, explore race and ethnicity as active social, political, historical and cultural processes and use race and ethnicity as categories of analysis across time and space.
Projects critically examine racial and ethnic identities as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community. https://sis.tcu.edu/cres/about/
Posters must follow the guidelines below:
Although posters are normally used for presenting research results at professional conferences, students will be using the same format to present their community engagement projects.
- The Harris College Research website at https://harriscollege.tcu.edu/research/student-research/ is a good place to find information about creating presentation posters. If you click on “Student Research Symposium Tab” and then go to the “Poster Samples” section, you can see poster samples and poster templates you can choose from. It’s easy – you just cut and paste your information into the template.
- Below are websites that provide helpful information on creating posters
- The TCU Fab Lab can print posters for you, for free. See their website for details: https://library.tcu.edu/facilities-fab-lab.asp
- Students selected to participate in this event are also expected to prepare a 3-minute poster presentation, to be shared with individuals who attend this event. The web sites below provide helpful guidance on effective poster presentations
Applications are due by March 31, 2019
To apply, complete the form below and be sure to upload an image of your poster.
Questions? Contact CRES at CRES@tcu.edu for more info.