Undergraduate Scholarly Showcase

As the global pandemic continues, all plans are subject to change. We ask for your understanding and flexibility. This page is your best source of current information about this event.

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.

The 2022 Showcase will feature virtual and in-person presentations from Monday April 18 through Friday, April 22, 2022 (the last week of class).

Registration opens February 1.

When you register, you'll be invited to nominate your research project advisor for an Excellence in Research Mentoring Award.

Ways to Participate

Virtual Options

  1. Five-Minute Video
    • Presenters record five-minute presentations and upload their videos, with captions, to YouTube.
    • We display them on the Showcase website for formal and informal review from April 18 through 22.
    • Training is recommended.
    • Great option for large groups of presenters.
  2. Capstone Competition
    • Thursday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. on Zoom
    • Modelled after the Three-Minute Thesis competition for graduate students, presenters have just three minutes to convey the purpose, process and outcome of their capstone project using just one slide and outstanding storytelling.
    • Training is required.
    • Individual presenters only.

In-Person Options

In-person presentations will take place on Friday, April 22, in Tangeman University Center.

  1. Poster Presentation
    • Students build a poster using slide software, have it printed, and bring the printed copy with them to their poster session.
    • Minimum poster size is 12” x 18”; maximum 36” x 48”.
    • Up to three presenters per poster.
    • Two sessions: 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m.
  2. Eight-Minute Podium Presentation
    • Students create an eight-minute presentation using slide software and/or other visual aids at their discretion.
    • A great option for those who wish to integrate singing, readings, or other forms of creative expression.
    • Individual presenters only.
    • Two sessions: 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
  3. Service-Learning Spotlight
    • Students participating in service-learning through a course or external collaboration will share the purpose, process and outcome of their work through poster and five-minute podium presentations.
    • Up to six people can present the same poster. Each podium presentation is to be delivered by a single presenter only.
    • One session: 1-3 p.m.

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 Showcase Proceedings.

What Qualifies as "Scholarly"?

This video describes what is meant by "scholarly" and is relevant for students planning to participate in the virtual Showcase.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/6iCXJuUKHLE?rel=0