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Celebrating undergraduate research

Thursday’s UNDergraduate Showcase will highlight student research and creativity

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Students in the College of Arts & Sciences will share their work with the public at the UNDergraduate Showcase Thursday, May 5, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

It’s an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their work to the campus community.

“In Arts & Sciences, we value and support undergraduate research,” said Brad Rundquist, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “The quality of faculty-led undergraduate research we do is absolutely amazing and something that sets us apart. We look forward to the Undergraduate Showcase each semester because it allows our students to share their outstanding projects with the campus community and public. We are thrilled to be able to hold the event in person once again to allow for more personal interactions between student researchers and those who attend.”

The campus and public are invited to see poster presentations from students across campus and celebrate undergraduate students’ accomplishments. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend at any point during the day.

Presentations/performances change from session to session, and range from work on stereotypes of aging and pollution to bladder cancer and eye disease.

There are four sessions: 9:30 – 10:45 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., 12:30 – 1:45 p.m., and 2 – 3:25 p.m.

A program is available here.

Students will highlight and celebrate their research and creative activity without the pressure of competition. Participants engage in dialogue about academic topics that range across disciplines.  They will have posters on display and be present to describe their work and answer questions. Not only will attendees find interesting and impressive work, the time they take to engage with our students gives them a chance to practice presenting sophisticated topics to a general audience.