The Office of Undergraduate Research offers undergraduates the opportunity to present their student research and scholarly achievements to the Mizzou community three times each year.
At the Fall Forum, generally held during Week 15 of the semester, all undergraduate students from any MU academic department are eligible to present their work. All student participants must have an MU faculty member of record. This presentation opportunity is ideal for December graduates, as well as other students whose research is in-progress.
At the Spring Forum, generally held during Week 13 of the semester, all undergraduate students from any MU academic department are eligible to present their work. All student participants must have an MU faculty member of record. This presentation opportunity is ideal for all students completing capstone or independent research from the previous academic year.
At the Summer Forum, generally held during the last week in July, Mizzou students and undergraduates visiting from other institutions are eligible to present their work. This presentation opportunity is ideal for students who have conducted an intensive 7-9 week research experience at Mizzou during the summer.
Since Spring 2020, the Research and Creative Achievements Forum has switched to an online exhibition format to showcase the scholarship and creative activities of Mizzou students. Hosted in collaboration with the MU Libraries, the online format allows for a robust and interactive display of student projects! Visitors to the Forum (from Mizzou and the public), are able to submit comments and questions, to which presenters will be able to respond asynchronously. Although presenters are not able to engage with their audience in real time, we encourage students to respond to comments and questions each day of the Forum. To mirror the ways in which scholarly societies are adjusting to communicate their work, we strongly encourage presenters to present their work using a 3-5 minute video, rather than a static ‘poster.’ Digital presentation materials will be permanently archived by the MU Libraries, and should be considered an important part of your portfolio of undergraduate work.
To learn more about the application process, click ‘Applying to the Forum‘.
If you are interested in knowing more about the breadth of research and creative achievements represented, you may refer to past Forum presentations, which include the abstract books.