2021 Annual Student Research Competition
- Johnson C. Smith University
Johnson C. Smith University will celebrate undergraduate research week with the 2021 Student Research Poster Competition! Hosted virtually by Smith Institute for Applied Research, the poster competition features student posters representing a mix of disciplines spanning Social Sciences, Health, STEM, and Humanities. 30 JCSU freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior students worked both individually with a faculty research advisor and in teams to develop their posters. Faculty will also enjoy professional development as the JCSU Quality Enhancement Plan, which centers around research, will host its annual symposium. Students who are participating in the research competition will have the chance to win cash prizes for the quality of their posters which will be announced during a virtual awards ceremony the following week
2021 Boise State University Undergraduate Research Showcase
- Boise State University
The 2021 Undergraduate Research Showcase is a celebration of the scholarly and creative endeavors of Boise State’s innovative and passionate undergraduate student body. This virtual event is scheduled for April 23rd, featuring lightning talks and poster sessions by undergraduate researchers.
2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Showcase
- Kansas State University
The K-State Undergrad Research Showcase is a virtual event designed to highlight and celebrate undergraduate research happening in and out of classes in departments across campus. The event is hosted on Symposium by ForagerOne and coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry.
Characterizing Our DNA Exceptions (CODE) Virtual Student Symposium
- HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Please join us in celebrating Alabama’s undergraduate researchers through both synchronous and asynchronous presentations from April 21 – 27, 2021. This event is public and all are welcome to view and comment on the student videos and posters.
The Live Session portion of the Symposium will begin at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 27th.
Characterizing Our DNA Exceptions (CODE) engages undergraduate students in authentic genomic research to sustain STEM interest and participation. Students use computational analyses to determine the biological relevance of DNA variants from patient and agricultural samples.
- University at Albany, SUNY
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE) is pleased to showcase the research, scholarship, and creative works of 75 students through 61 presentations.
Attendees will be able to view the works of our student researchers who have worked with faculty from the University at Albany to engage in research related to the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice, community activism, sustainability, equity and inclusion, environmental science, psychology, and many more. The efforts of the students and faculty are exceptional, and highlight the adaptability, flexibility and efforts made since 2020 to continue our priorities as a R-1 Research University to engage and support students in our research culture – whether in person or remotely.
Coming together today, while at a distance and remotely, we celebrate the accomplishments of our students!
ECSU Virtual Undergrad Research Week 2021
- Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City State University is having its Annual Undergraduate Research Week activities from April 12 -16th, 2021. Our theme is “SOAR”. All departments have live sessions April 12 – 15th, 2021. April 16th is designated as University Day with a university-wide undergraduate poster session. All events are virtual, and open to the public. #ecsurw21
First Annual National Research Week
- St. Mary's University
We are hosting events throughout the week of 4/19-4/23, including faculty and student workshops, and faculty and student presentations. We will also have a project director panel, opening plenary session, and closing reception. Format is a mix of Zoom webinar, Zoom meetings, and in person events.
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
- Georgia State University
GSURC, the Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference, is an interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference which highlights and recognizes the research taking place across Georgia State’s campus. Each year we invite Georgia State undergraduate students to submit their scholarly and creative projects as posters, oral presentations and artistic or creative presentations.
High Point University Research and Creativity Symposium (High-PURCS)
- High Point Unversity
This is our 9th annual High Point University Research and Creativity Symposium (High-PURCS) and our 2nd virtual showcase. High Point University is an institution which fosters intellectual and creative scholarship through student engagement and student-faculty collaboration. Our students undertake significant work in intellectual and creative endeavors mentored by faculty. We appreciate the opportunity to showcase these projects to our students, faculty and staff, extended family, and our colleagues from other institutions. Presentations will be viewable from April 19-May 3. There will be live Q&A sessions with groups of students on April 20th. Everyone is welcome.
Manhattanville College’s Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement Fair
- Manhattanville College
Manhattanville College’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair will be entirely online this year in a dynamic multimedia platform, representing student work in text, audio/video, and other creative formats. Student work will range from video productions to independent research studies. The weeklong online event will run from April 19th-23rd, published and open to the public, with video presentations of selected work presented the following week as part of the Westchester County Research Fair, which will this year be hosted at Manhattanville College.
Mizzou Undergraduate Research Week
- University of Missouri
In addition to our annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum, MU is hosting our first Humanities Symposium with a keynote and undergraduate speakers. Virtual events throughout the week included a resume’ workshop, undergraduate research alumni panel, outstanding mentor panel, and faculty research in the arts discussion. Announcements on Outstanding Mentor of the Year, People’s Choice Award for our Visual Art & Design Showcase, and Awards for Outstanding Writing for Forum abstracts and artist statements will be celebrated at our closing ceremony. We also will be recognizing our student ambassadors, research day at the state capitol presenters, and the more than 100 students that earned their S.T.A.R. (Student Training for Advancing Research) certificate. Student presentations for the Forum and Visual Art & Design Showcase are available to the public on our website.
Ramaley Research Celebration
- Winona State University
Winona State University recognizes the efforts of our student scholars and their faculty mentors by inviting these students to present research and/or creative scholarship at the Ramaley Research Celebration. This year the event is virtual and will host students sharing their research live online and/or in pre-recorded presentations posted on the event's website. The event is held on April 14, 2021 from 1:00-4:00pm. Live virtual poster sessions are from 1-1:45pm, 2-2:45pm, and 3-4:00pm. The final schedule and pre-recorded presentations can be found on the event's website. The event is open to the public.
Seaver College Research and Scholarly Achievement Symposium
- Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University's Office of the Vice Provost invites Seaver students to participate in the Seaver College Research and Scholarly Achievement Symposium (SCRSAS). This annual event serves to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of student scholars and the productive relationships they have developed with their faculty mentors across a wide range of academic disciplines and creative projects. Increasingly, Seaver College students are working side-by-side with faculty mentors to be co-creators of new knowledge, music, or art. Learning at Seaver College no longer just occurs in the classroom but also in the laboratory, art studio, museum, library, on the stage, in the field, and at locations all around the world.
START (STEM Academic Research & Training) Website
- Wake Technical Community College
Wake Technical Community College will be holding it's first Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, April 23rd from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Students from our START (STEM Academic Research & Training) undergraduate research internship program will present their work. All are welcome.
Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium
- Aquinas College
The symposium poster session will take place virtually beginning April 28. Posters are available online for anyone to view. The website for the event lists all student presentations of their work at other times as well as those included in the virtual poster session.
UC San Diego Undergraduate Research Directory
- University of California, San Diego
Fall, 2020, saw the return of the UC San Diego Undergraduate Research Directory. To join the celebration of #VirtualURW2021, we present the Directory and announce the Undergraduate Research Hub (formerly Academic Enrichment Programs) now accepting submissions from UC San Diego faculty and students for the even larger, more comprehensive 2020-2021 Directory. #ucsd, #tritonpride, #ucsdresearch, #ucsdurh
Undergraduate Research & Arts Celebration
- Westminster College
The Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) is a day-long event showcasing the collaborative work between Westminster faculty and students. Often interdisciplinary in nature, presentations take the form of posters, oral presentations, video productions, art studio pieces, , live musical performances, and more. The Celebration is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to experience Westminster’s rich academic environment. During URAC, Westminster suspends classes and nearly one out of every four students will present. The Spring 2021 format will include a mix of virtual and in person events, and introduce a new format "Research Roundtables" where groups of students who worked on similar projects present their work and lead a discussion on the topic with the attendees. This year will also mark the first time our relatively new Nursing major, will be represented at URAC.
Undergraduate Research & Creative Works Conference
- Nevada State College
The 6th annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Works conference will be held virtually on April 23, 2021. The interdisciplinary conference provides an opportunity for students from all majors to present posters, oral talks, visual media, photography, and poetry or short stories.
Undergraduate Research Week 2021
- University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The national celebration of Undergraduate Research Week is set for April 19-23 this year, and the University of Arkansas is celebrating with a slate of virtual events and a poster competition. All are encouraged to attend.
The week's events will feature a virtual research poster competition, a series of workshops and speakers, and much more, highlighting the successes of undergraduate researchers.
University of Hawai'i West O'ahu Student Research and Creative Works Symposium
- University of Hawai'i West O'ahu
The symposium's primary aim is to provide an opportunity for dynamic student research learning experiences to be showcased on a variety of topics. Ultimately, the goal of this campus-wide event is to increase the number of undergraduate UH West O'ahu students with engaged scholarship and research experience. To register please contact Dr. Camonia R. Graham-Tutt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of the Sciences Undergraduate Research Festival
- University of the Sciences
Over 300 students and faculty participated in the University of the Sciences' Undergraduate Research Festival held March 8-12, 2021. The week-long event, held virtually via Zoom for the second straight year due to COVID, consisted of Monday's Annual USURF Recognition Event honoring 14 funded summer research students and their mentors and a Virtual "Images of Research & Scholarship" Exhibit-Competition, Tuesday's Humanities Panel Presentations - featuring stunning images produced by students in their research, Wednesday's Alumni Research Career Panel that featured four distinguished USciences alumni sharing experiences and advice to 50 students, Thursday's 9th Research Symposium, and Friday's Closing Award Ceremonies. The 9th Annual Research Symposium attracted 170 participants over 4 separate hour-long panel presentations where 25 USciences gave short powerpoint presentations of their research, followed by a brief Q&A.
Among the earliest in the nation to celebrate Undergraduate Research Week (typically held in April for other institutions), USciences' Second Virtual Undergraduate Research Week was a success. A slideshow of virtual research events at USciences in 2020 was shown at the Closing/Award Ceremonies and available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uNmt4yAiPLQdPALHY3tv2BM1bjCOYdFn/view.
UTSA Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase
- University of Texas at San Antonio
UTSA's annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Showcase features undergraduate student research and creative endeavors from across the university. As one of the largest “show-and-tell” events at UTSA, visitors and participants alike are able to see the wide variety of interesting and engaging scholarships our undergraduate students are involved in. Plus, the event offers students the opportunity to share their work with larger audiences. Students and faculty are expected to attend and support one another.
Westchester Undergraduate Research Conference 2021
- Manhattanville College
The Westchester Undergraduate Research Conference is an
opportunity for students pursuing undergraduate research to share
their scholarly explorations with a broad community, hone
presentation skills, network with other students and faculty, and
attend exciting presentations by keynote speakers who are leaders
in their fields.
It will be hosted by Manhattanville College on April 30th, with a tentative schedule starting at 9 AM and ending at 4 PM. It is free to attend and all are welcome! The conference will be held virtually for 2021.
***THE URL Is from last years conference, we are not quite yet live with 2021.
WOU's Academic Excellence Showcase
- Western Oregon University
Academic Excellence Showcase (AES) is an annual event and celebration of Western Oregon University students' best works, including scholarly work, research endeavors, creative work and performances, etc. It is held on the last Thursday of May. Last year, due to the pandemic, AES was held virtually on Digital Commons, and featured two weeks of celebration till the end of spring term. WOU will hold another virtual AES on Digital Commons, with both pre-recorded videos and poster and live zoom presentations. The theme of this year's AES is "Community through Crisis".