UC Clermont
UC Clermont EI3 Conference 2019

EI3 Equity, Inclusion, Innovation and Impact Student Research Conference

Hosted by University of Cincinnati Clermont College Business, Law and Technology Department

The EI3 Equity, Inclusion, Innovation and Impact Student Research Conference is a student research conference promoting high impact undergraduate student research centered around a theme of positive social change. The conference will be hosted by the Clermont College Business, Law and Technology Department at the beautiful University of Cincinnati Clermont College campus in Batavia, Ohio, which offers easy access and free parking in a serine natural setting.

Our mission is to create a high-quality student research experience that promotes research projects that have a positive and meaningful impact on students, educators, community partners and society.

Join us Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at the conveniently located UC Clermont campus and enjoy impactful and innovate student research presentations; networking with students, faculty and community partners; and a thought-provoking keynote speaker.

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals for the Nov. 21, 2019 conference is closed. 

Example Research Topics

Analysis of diversity and inclusion trends in any industry, e.g. education, business, entertainment, media, healthcare. Racial, cultural or immigration issues in the political or legal system. Bias in the media. Current business, company or management issues related to diversity and inclusion, e.g. pay equality or the Uber diversity scandal. Social movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter. Critical examinations into social structures, e.g. governmental, financial, religious and suggestions for change. Projects that promote innovation or impact for positive social change.

Submission Requirements

Students can submit work individually or in groups of up to three students.

Contact information for all presenters including name, major, college year (e.g. freshman) and e-mail address.

Title of the project for the conference program.

250-500 word overview of your proposed research project with brief review of current literature (scholarly sources preferred).  

Select poster presentation or video presentation (video presentations are for non-local, online students only).

Students presenting a poster presentation are required to attend the conference on Nov. 21, 2019 and physically present the poster.

Students presenting a video presentation are not required to attend the conference but they are required to upload a five-minute video presentation to YouTube and submit the link by the video submission deadline. Video presentations are an option for non-local online students only.

30-125 words

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50-100 words

Find detailed information on how to organize a research project and create a student presentation.


Registration will be in October 2020.

Student and judge registration is in front of the Krueger Auditorium from 3:30-4 p.m. The Krueger Auditorium is the the Edith-Peter Jones building. All attendees will receive conference information as well as additional instructions at the conference registration desk.

Keynote Speaker

The keynote for the 2020 conference will be announced soon.

Conference Schedule

3:30-4 p.m. Student presenter and conference judge registration and setup (check in at Krueger Auditorium)

4:00-5 p.m. Group 1: Student research presentations and judging

5:15-6:15 p.m. Group 2: Student research presentations and judging

6:15-7 p.m. Networking and light dinner refreshments

7:00-7:45 p.m. Keynote speech

7:45-8 p.m. Award presentation for best research projects

Previous Conferences

1st place ($1,000 Scholarship)
Public Housing in Inner Cities
presented by Dominique Dunlap, Emily Hill and Brendan Mulvaney

2nd place ($800 Scholarship)
Importance of Inclusion in Sports
presented by Bryant DeBildt and Thomas Schutzman

3rd place ($600)
Developing Cultural Competency in Paralegals
presented by Judith Monseur and Emily Frank

Student choice ($600)
Racism and the Death Penalty
presented by Abigail Weddington

Pictures of the 2019 EI3 Conference are available at our Flickr page.

1st place ($200 Scholarship)
The Uber Diversity Scandal
presented by Laneshia James and Soma Banerjee

3-way Tie for 2nd Place ($175 Scholarship, a total of $525 awarded)
Examining Which Demographics Have The Hardest Time Living Healthy Lives
presented by Ian Long, Logan Williams, and Brooke Jenik

Health Disparities in Infant and Maternal Mortality
presented by Mary Siskaninetz

Recognizing Diversity within our Immigration Courts
presented by Lu Kling

Travel & Lodging

Campus Address:

UC Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, Ohio 45103

College Information: 513-556-5400

Get detailed directions

Parking in any of the student parking lots is free for all visitors.  There will be conference signs to direct you on the day of the conference.  The closest parking lot for the conference is the East Parking lot.

Get detailed parking information and maps.  

Holiday & Suites Cincinnati Eastgate
4501 Eastgate Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Phone: 513-752-4400

Hampton Inn Cincinnati-Eastgate
858 Eastgate N Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Phone: 513-752-8584

Comfort Inn & Suites Eastgate
4421 Aicholtz Road
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Phone: 513-947-0100