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SCARF 2022
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SCARF 2022
SCARF 2022

2025 Creative Activities and Research Presentations (CARP)

formerly Student Research & Creative Activities Forum

Thursday, April 10, 2025

CARP will be F2F in the Student Center in the Art Gallery area, 1st floor of the Student Center,  sponsored by Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Costas Tsatsoulis.

The Creative Activities and Research Presentations is held each spring to celebrate the research, scholarly, and creative activities of SIU Carbondale undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines.  Students are invited to display a poster explaining their project. 

The Graduate Student Professional Council and Sigma Xi are supporters of the event.


2025 Registration will open in late February 2025.

To register to present a poster both steps are required:

STEP 1: Sign into SIU D2L if visible click on 2025 Creative Activities and Research Presentations picture, if not go to discover, type in, then go to assessment, to assignment, click on Intent to Participate form, download & complete & submit.

STEP 2: Register in Sign Up Genius to reserve your space number.

SIU Research and Creative Activities Forum Abstract Book 2021

SIU Student Creative Activities and Research Forum Abstract Book 2022

The Student Creative Activities Research Forum is held every spring the 2nd week in April. All students engaged in any type of scholarly activities, research, or creative activities are invited to present a poster sharing their work with the SIU community. At the Awards Ceremony following the forum in Old Main of the Student Center the Vice Chancellor for Research will speak and the new REACH Award winners will be announced and awards will be given for the best poster presentations in each category (Undergraduate and Graduate).

Tips for presenters

  • Dress business casual
  • SIU Printing & Duplicating prints posters call 453-2268.
  • Staples prints posters call 457-2825.
  • Student Center Marketing prints posters for RSO's call 536-3351.
  • search the web for free poster templates
  • Abstracts should be 250-300 words
  • include author & presenting author
  • RELAX and ENJOY this event!