Students demonstrating their work at the Undergraduate Research Forum

Spring Forum

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center

Mizzou’s annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum showcases student research and scholarly and creative achievements to the Mizzou community. MU undergraduates from any major and all academic levels are eligible to present their work.

What you need to know BEFORE you complete the application:

  • Name and academic department of your faculty mentor,
  • Official name of your academic major(s),
  • Poster/Abstract Title (15 words, maximum)
  • Poster/Abstract Authors
  • Funding Source used to support the student (if the student receives any sort of salary or stipend to engage in their project).
  • If your abstract may be published online.

At the end of the application, and in an e-mail confirmation sent to your MU e-mail account, you will receive a link to submit your abstract (which must be 300 words, or less). Both the application and abstract must be submitted by the March 15th deadline.

2019 Schedule

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  • 10 a.m. – Noon: Registration, McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
    • The time at which your poster needs to be displayed depends on your assigned session. More information will be e-mailed to you after your application is processed.
  • Noon – 1 p.m.: Showcase of Film, Music & Theatre, Monsanto Auditorium
  • 1:00 – 2:10 p.m.: Session A, McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
  • 2:20 – 3:30 p.m.: Session B, McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center
  • 3:40 – 4:50 p.m.: Session C, McQuinn Atrium, Bond Life Sciences Center

Spring Forum Categories

  • Artistic Expression – Creative works produced by the student for this category may include visual art pieces, fashion design, music, theater, and creative writing.  Students will need to provide an artist statement as part of their abstract submission. Performance-based projects should be displayed to present the development of and reflection on the performance.
  • Applied Design – Projects that solve a problem with an original design solution are appropriate for this category. Creative activities include, but are not limited to, design projects for theater, architectural studies, photojournalism, graphic design, and advertising. Abstracts should include a description of the problem solved using design approaches.
  • Humanities – Humanities projects include scholarly work using methods appropriate to study modern and ancient languages, literature, history, philosophy, religion, culture, journalism and other humanities disciplines.
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences – This category includes projects using research methods appropriate to human behavior and social systems including, but not limited to, psychology, anthropology, sociology, education, public health, economics, political sciences, communication studies, journalism, and business.
  • Life Sciences – Research projects in life sciences should strive to answer basic and applied questions in biology, biochemistry, ecology, biomedicine, etc.  Research may be lab based, field based, or theoretical.
  • Physical Sciences & Mathematics – This category includes experimental and theoretical research in the natural sciences and mathematical sciences, excluding the life sciences.
  • Engineering Sciences – Projects that are experimental and applied research designed to understand and build effective structures, systems, and processes should be in this category.

To apply for the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum,

Applications and abstracts were due March 15, 2019.

All students participating in the Forum must complete an online application and digitally submit their abstract to the Office of Undergraduate Research.


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