Expo 2017

The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Advisory Committee, affords undergraduate researchers the opportunity to showcase research projects of their own design under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Applicable activities include, but are not limited to, thesis projects, senior theses, honors projects, independent study projects, capstone projects and course-related projects, among others. Activities may be recently completed or on-going and may be collaborative or individual. All participants are recognized with an award certificate during the conference.

The next Undergraduate Research Exposition happens on April 21, 2017. The Expo will comprise two presentation venues: a Symposium for oral presentations and a Poster Presentation Fair. Come see the amazing work of our LU undergraduate research students!



Symposium


The Advisory Committee will select symposium participants who reflect the most accomplished undergraduate research.

The symposium will consist of a concurrent session in which distinct disciplines are represented: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Engineering. For research that is truly interdisciplinary and does not fit cleanly into one of these four categories, the researcher will be assigned to the area deemed most appropriate. Students invited to present will be allotted ten to fifteen minutes for presentation and three to five minutes to answer questions from the audience. 



Poster Presentation


The Poster Fair is a presentation venue for all undergraduate students who have conducted research to demonstrate their findings to attendees. These presentations will be accessible for viewing throughout the entire day on April 21. Researchers will offer brief synopses of their work to attendees traversing the room.



How to Get Involved


Students who have engaged in research* and who are interested in participating in the Symposium and/or the Poster Fair are requested to fill out an application form, accessible online, and submit by Monday, March 31, 2016. Selected undergraduates will be contacted upon acceptance and provided any additional information necessary to prepare adequately for this event. 

*Please note: All current UR undergraduates may submit an application.

Finally, whether or not you are involved in undergraduate research, we invite you to attend the Expo and see some of the exciting things your fellow students are doing. See you in April!