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COSS Updates for Going Online

March 17, 2020

The Office of URSCA brings you the following update about the Celebration of Student Scholarship (COSS):


1.      COSS 2020 will be held as an asynchronous, virtual event. Links to pre-recorded presentations will be made available on the URSCA website between April 20 and May 1. 

2.      COSS still welcomes a variety of presentation formats from all students in any discipline. Projects may come from classes, co-curricular research, extramural URSCA experiences, etc. In lieu of giving posters or presentations in person in real time, students are encouraged to work with their mentors to use Zoom or YouTube to record their presentations (of all format types). The Office of URSCA will provide more information about how to do this on their website in the coming days. 

3.      Given the break in classes this week, the deadline to submit abstracts to COSS has been extended to March 26. Students and mentors should use the same process to submit abstracts. 

4.      Directions for submitting posters and presentation video links will be forthcoming on the URSCA website. 

5.      During the viewing period, faculty and alumni will be invited to nominate presentations for the Showcase of Undergraduate Research between April 20 and May 3. The process for nominated students to submit their work to the Showcase will remain the same.


We hope these changes will allow students who wish to share their work to do so in a meaningful way. Please feel free to contact the Office of URSCA with any questions. 

What is COSS?

The Celebration of Student Scholarship (COSS) is a full-day conference at Concordia College, showcasing student research, scholarship, and creative activity across all disciplines. This year, this will be an asynchronous, virtual event.

Use this page to get research help from the Carl B. Library for your project. COSS projects are expected to cite sources, use images and graphics, and have a clear and professional design. Librarians can help with research related to...

  • Papers
  • Posters
  • Presentations
  • And more! 

After COSS

After COSS, look for additional opportunities to present your scholarship. You can search for these in SOC, the Student Opportunity Center: