OUR Exposition


Office of Undergraduate Research Expo is proud to showcase the groundwork of the Lamar University undergraduate research community.

The exposition is a great platform to present theses, capstone, or projects for honors courses, independent studies or other discipline specific research.

Additional Information

  • Eligibility

    Eligible students must be full time LU undergraduates enrolled in the Fall and Spring semesters.

    Minimum 2.8 Cumulative GPA and 3.0 or higher GPA within their discipline.

    Must have at least one faculty mentor in the discipline of the research topic.


  • Participation and Attendance

    Grant recipients must attend the four events sponsored by OUR. Attending the mandatory OUR grant winners orientation, OUR Kick-off and OUR EXPO do not count toward the four events.



  • Stipend

    OUR Grant: $1,500

      $500     - Student Stipend 
      $1,000 - Research Support - Up to $1,000 will be awarded for research support, which may include
    supplies, disposable, small equipment, software, analytical services, books, research related travel or service, etc. Lamar University will retain the ownership of any equipment purchased with these funds.
  • Travel Support

    After the completion of their work, OUR grant recipients are encouraged to travel to present at conferences in ones research discipline, outside of Lamar University. Travel to present at a conference will require a Request for Funds to Support Student Travel Involving Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity to the OUR office.

    For more information regarding OUR supported travel call 409-880-8430 or email our@lamar.edu.

  • Proposal Format

    Preparation for SURF proposals can be challenging. OUR provides support through the entire application process. Reviewing the guidelines for OUR proposal submission will get you started.

    Submit all five items (cover sheet, narrative, resume, budget, timeline and letter of support) electronically as a single PDF to cbahrim@lamar.edu with the subject line: OUR proposal by February 20.

    The file name format should be: student_name-OUR-Year.pdf. Example:johndoe-OUR-2023.pdf.

  • Poster Guidelines

    Need help creating a poster for your conference presentation? Use the poster guide as a template to assist you.

Schedule 2023

January 20 OUR Kickoff Day for OUR grant winners - Landes Auditorium 12p-3p
March 1-3 OUR grant winners midterm report due (online or in person)
March 22 Workshop - literature review/library resources - Landes Rm 101 11:30a-1p
March 27 Workshop - presenting at EXPO - Galloway Rm 127 12p-12:45p
March 29 Workshop - writing a narrative/research paper Galloway Rm 127 12:30p-2p
March 29 Workshop - presenting at EXPO - Galloway Rm 127 2:30p-3:30p
April 1 Submission deadline to EXPO (midnight)
April 6 Panel Discussion about EXPO - Landes Auditorium 12p-1:30p
April 14 EXPO Conference - Setzer Center 8:30a-7:p
May 3 EXPO award ceremony - Landes Auditorium 12p-12:30p