• Can group presentations be done at HoT? 

Yes, group presentations are fine! There's no limit on the amount of group members–whatever you think would be best for the delivery and clarity of your research presentation over zoom. Only one sign-up form needs to be submitted for the group presentation; include all the names and emails of the presenters, and the rest of the questions can be answered for the individual submitting the form.  

  • What kind of experience should I have in order to apply?

While research experience is encouraged, it is not required to present. Students who have done a substantial course project or work in a lab who can show project development and outcomes are also encouraged to present.

  • How should I prepare for my presentation? 

Let your research mentor know that you’ll be presenting at HoT; they can guide you on the format of your 12 minute oral presentation. Create your Poster and practice your presentation. Rehearse your presentation in front of a computer and ask family and friends to attend your practice sessions and give you feedback. Think about the questions you might have for your project and prepare answers for the Q&A section after your presentation. Try not to be nervous – HoT is meant to serve as a learning experience and a chance for you to practice and polish your presentation skills.

  • How to list the HoT Conference on my resume/CV?

Here is a suggested idea on how to list HoT participation as a presenter: 
Title of Your Oral Presentation 
The Heart of Texas Research Conference, Baylor University, March 2023 

Or as an award winner: 
Title of Your Oral Presentation 
Outstanding Presentation Award
The Heart of Texas Research Conference, Baylor University, March 2023

  • What is the attire? 

Business casual attire is required for all attendees (not including judges). 

  • Can visitors/advisors attend my presentation? 

Yes. We ask that all visitors/attendees follow all professionalism guidelines. 

  • Another question not answered here?

Follow us on Instagram @BaylorBURST for more HoT Conference information. If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact BURST at baylorburst@gmail.com