Undergraduate Scholarly Showcase
The Undergraduate Scholarly Showcase is an annual event where students from across the university communicate original research and scholarly work in the form of poster and podium presentations. The Showcase provides an important professional development opportunity for students and is commonly used to satisfy course and capstone requirements.
In 2021, more than 450 students from more than 30 disciplines presented and/or published nearly 300 projects.
View recordings of the 2021 Capstone Competition in which 13 students delivered live, three-minute presentations of their capstone projects to a panel of judges and peers via video conference.
We also invite you to browse more than 180, five-minute recorded presentations in the following nine categories. Consider sharing supportive comments with presenters on their YouTube pages.
- COVID-19 Impacts and Innovations (#A-01 - #A11)
- Design Matters (#B-01 - #B-12)
- Health and Wellness (#C-01 - #C-19)
- New Frontiers (#D-01 - #D-35)
- Preparing and Sustaining Nursing Professionals (#E-01 - #E-50)
- Social (In)Justice (#F-01 - #F-15)
- The Art of Composition (#G-01 - #G-14)
- Teaching and Learning (#H-01 - #H-06)
- The Natural World (#J-01 - #J-28)
Excellence in Research Mentoring Award
Each year, Showcase presenters are invited to nominate their project advisor for an Excellence in Research Mentoring Award. This year, students nominated 40 advisors from whom eight awardees were selected. Congratulations to the 2021 award recipients!
|Dr. Valerie Anderson||Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice||College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services|
|Dr. Lisa Beckelhimer||Professor of English and Comparative Literature||College of Arts and Sciences|
|Mr. Ronald Canterbury||Associate Academic Director and Professional Ornithologist in Biological Sciences||College of Arts and Sciences|
|Dr. Helen Jones||Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery||College of Medicine|
|Dr. Heidi Kloos||Associate Professor, Psychology||College of Arts and Sciences|
|Dr. Andrew Lewis||Associate Professor of Political Science||College of Arts and Sciences|
|Dr. Matthew Robson||Assistant Professor of Pharmacy||James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy|
|Dr. Anjanette Wells||Assistant Professor of Social Work||College of Allied Health Sciences|
Proceedings of the Scholarly Showcase
Students may submit abstracts (required), posters (optional), slide decks (optional), essays (optional), three- to five-minute pre-recorded presentations (optional), and other artifacts of their work for publication in the Proceedings of the Scholarly Showcase. We will post a link to the 2021 Showcase Proceedings when it becomes available. For now, consider viewing the 2020 Showcase Proceedings.
What to Expect at the Showcase
This video describes the in-person Showcase but has some relevant information for the virtual version, too.
What Qualifies as "Scholarly"?
This video describes what is meant by "scholarly" and is relevant for students planning to participate in the virtual Showcase.
Preparing Your Presentation
This video describes how to prepare a presentation for the in-person Showcase but is relevant for students preparing for the virtual Showcase, too.