Presentation Opportunities

On-Campus Presentations

Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum

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

The Forum is geared towards student research and creative scholarly activities that may be multi-semester projects, senior honors/capstone projects, or other faculty-mentored scholarly activities. Every semester, hundreds of students from a variety of disciplines across campus participate. Projects are typically shared in a ‘display’ format such as a poster; however, with the transition to online presentations, many students are also choosing to share video presentations.  Forums are scheduled in the Spring and Summer. 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.

For Summer 2022, the Forum will be ‘in-person’ on July 28th in Memorial Union. (COVID allowing.) The application will be due by July 19th at 11:59 p.m.

Visit the 2021 Summer Forum

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 18th 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 18th (link activated on October 1st, 2022).

Check our Events page for workshops relating to research communication.

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 2022 Visual Art & Design Showcase will be both an online exhibition hosted by the MU Libraries and an in-person viewing with projects installed in the Columbia Art League April 12- 23rd. The submission date for projects will be February 19, 2022.

Visit 2022 VADS

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.