Undergraduate Scholarly Showcase

(Formerly the Undergraduate Research Conference + PRaISE)

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Join us for an event where hundreds of students from across the university share findings, revelations, inventions, and interpretations of the world we live in.

April 16, 2018 | 10 - 3pm | Tangeman University Center

Most excellent story-tellers learn by doing. – Society of Mad Philanthropists

Call for Presenters

Have you done something that resulted in new knowledge or a creative or technical innovation? The Undergraduate Scholarly Showcase is your opportunity to share that experience with your peers, professors, advisors, grad students, potential employers, and even the world.

That’s right: potential employers. We have more than 140 employers collectively seeking all majors for internship, co-op, clinical, practical, part-time and full-time employment opportunities. If you are seeking any of these, simply click “yes” when prompted on the registration form and we will share that “yes” with participating employers, so they can find you.

And yes, we said: The WORLD. Showcase presenters can preserve their abstracts and presentations in UC’s digital archive, Scholar@UC, allowing other scholars, grad schools, potential employers, and the world to access your work on-line.

Read the Presenter FAQs to learn more about why you should present, what qualifies as scholarly work, presentation format options, why permission from your project advisor is required to archive, and other common questions.

Registration opens February 1 and will remain open through March 23 for the event on April 16.

Nominate your Project Advisor for the Excellence in Scholarly Mentoring Award

We wish to recognize faculty across the university who contribute significant time and effort to the intellectual, ethical, and academic development of UC’s undergraduate researchers and creative and technical innovators. Please tell us in 200 words or less how your project advisor has contributed to your development as a scholar. Awardees will be recognized during the Opening Remarks of the Showcase.

Event Schedule: April 16, 2018

Time Activity Location in TUC
10:00 Opening Remarks Great Hall
10:15 Poster Session I Great Hall & Atrium
11:45 Lunch Great Hall Lobby
12:00 Six-Slide Stories
4th Floor Classrooms
12:00 Postcard Presentations Cinema
1:15 Mid-day Reflection Great Hall
1:30 Poster Session II Great Hall & Atrium
3:00 Closing Remarks Great Hall

Call for Volunteers

We seek volunteers to assist with general hospitality, check-in, and room monitoring in the morning (8:15 am - 11:30 am) and afternoon (11:15 am - 3 pm).

In addition, we seek volunteers for set-up (5pm-9pm, Sunday April 15), tear-down (3-5 pm, immediately after the event), and pizza slinging (11:15 am - 1:15 pm). Refreshments and lunch provided.

Call for Judges

Faculty, staff, instructors, graduate students, post docs, and employers all make wonderful project judges! No expertise is necessary, and lunch will be provided. Employer-judges will be matched with student presenters who are seeking employment opportunities. All judges will be assigned to judge projects in their preferred subject areas.


Dr. Megan Lamkin
Program Director, Undergraduate Research
(513) 556-3256
Steger Student Life Center 735F
University of Cincinnati