Presentation Opportunities

On-Campus Presentations

Fall Undergraduate Research Day

This special online showcase will combine presentations from Class Research Project Day and the Fall Forum into a single event! We encourage students across disciplines and at various points in their projects to present their work in this semi-public venue. Presentations will be shared digitally in a special Canvas site.

  • Instructors: Email Sarah Humfeld ( before November 19th to request participation for students in your course. If your students are conducting course-based undergraduate research, please join us!
  • Individual students: For those who are conducting individual research with a mentor (for credit, capstone, honors-by-contract, programs, etc.), register for the event using this Qualtrics link by November 19th.

All students will need to upload their digital presentation materials into the Canvas site by Friday, December 3rd. Check our Events page for workshops relating to research communication.

Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum

The Forum is the campus-wide event to celebrate individualized scholarly activities done by undergraduates.

The Forum is geared towards student research and creative scholarly projects that may be multi-semester projects, senior honors/capstone projects, or other faculty-mentored scholarly activities. Every semester, hundreds of students participate from a variety of disciplines across campus. Projects are typically shared in a ‘display’ format; however, with the transition to online presentations, many students are also choosing to include video presentations.  Forums are scheduled at the end of the summer, fall, and spring semesters. The Forum is not only for STEM students: students in art, humanities and the social sciences are invited and encouraged to present their projects and scholarly activities.

Visit the 2021 Summer Forum

Undergraduate Visual Art & Design Showcase

All Mizzou undergraduate students are invited to submit expressive art, applied design, or other creative projects to the Visual Art & Design Showcase. The art/design projects need NOT be class projects, but may be something the student has created on their own. Mentorship from a faculty instructor with expertise in the creative discipline is required, but the mentor does not need to be involved every step of the way. All projects must have a visual element central to the work. The Visual Art & Design Committee will select projects for display as part of the Showcase, and have final approval of projects and display requests. The 2021 Visual Art & Design Showcase will be an online exhibition hosted by the MU Libraries. The submission date for projects will be February 10, 2021.

Class Research Project Poster Day

For instructors teaching a course that includes a scholarly research project as a requirement, this event is an opportunity for undergraduates to present their projects in a more public and formal venue. This event is also appropriate for individual students doing Honors Learning by Contract research projects. The Office of Undergraduate Research provides logistical support (posterboard easels or Canvas organization) There are no abstract books, name tags, assigned spots or awards, but students engage with members of the Mizzou community and take ownership of their work. Students with creative scholarly projects (those of the more artistic aspect) are also encouraged to attend and showcase their work in a display format. Faculty interested in learning more about this end-of-the-semester event and signing up their class to participate should contact Sarah Humfeld ( Staff in the Office of Undergraduate Research are also available to make a class presentation about turning scholarly projects into presentations.

Life Sciences Week

Life Sciences Week will not take place in 2021.

Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition

Coordinated by the MU School of Visual Studies, this exhibit features artwork in a variety of mediums including painting, fibers, photo, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, and more by MU undergraduate students. Organizers are grateful for the support provided by the award sponsors: Resident Arts, the Moreland Family, the Offices of Undergraduate Studies & Undergraduate Research, and the School of Visual Studies.

University of Missouri System

UM System Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol

Undergraduate researchers demonstrate to lawmakers in Jefferson City the unique opportunities undergraduate students have to participate with faculty in research at the University of Missouri.

National Conferences

Council on Undergraduate Research – Posters on the Hill
Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. At this event and its related activities, members of Congress and their staff members learn about the importance of undergraduate research through talking directly with the student researchers involved in these programs.
NCUR — National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.

ABRCMS — Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), is one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, explore graduate schools, and network. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and strategies for facilitating student success.

SACNAS – Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

SACNAS is the largest broadly multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity conference in the country. Through their Keynote Speakers, multidisciplinary sessions, exhibit hall, 1,000+ student research presentations, and cultural events, the SACNAS conference consistently provides a unique intersection of cutting-edge science, community, and opportunity.