The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) symposium is a university-wide, daylong event that occurs in late March. ACES showcases the best of our students' research and creativity. Undergraduate and graduate students work with faculty mentors to write and submit abstracts for the competition. The approved abstracts are then turned into poster or oral presentations to be presented at the symposium. Monetary awards are given in graduate and undergraduate categories. Additionally, Women's and Gender Studies and the UTA Sustainability Committee offer awards to students with relevant research. If you choose to have your work considered for a Women's and Gender Studies award, then you must present at the Women's and Gender Studies mini-conference and a second time at ACES.
ACES attracts an audience from a range of academic fields. Students and judges come from all disciplines, educational levels, and backgrounds. Value is placed on abstracts and presentations grounded in strong research that effectively communicate to a general but well-educated audience. Undergraduate and graduate students have presented works of art, literature, music, and stage performances. ACES is truly an interdisciplinary event in which any student from any program can participate.
If you are interested in submitting your research for an oral or poster presentation at ACES please see the Abstract Submission Page for more information.
All questions about ACES should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.