Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum

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. Workshops and preparatory events are held in advance to assist students with their abstracts, posters, and oral (i.e. video) presentations. The workshop calendar and Zoom links can be found in MU Engage.

2022 Spring Forum

As part of Undergraduate Research Week at Mizzou, the Spring Forum will showcase undergraduate scholarship performed on the Mizzou campus. For the 2022 Spring Forum, we are planning an ‘in-person’ event on central campus (COVID allowing). Here are some important dates for the 2022 Spring Forum:

  • February 9th – Applications open
  • March 23rd, 11:59 p.m. – Applications due
    Things you will need to apply:

    • Your project title
    • Your written abstract or artist statement as PDF or WORD file (no more then 300 words)
    • Sources of research funding (talk to your mentor)
    • Preferred date and time to present your work IN-PERSON from the choices provided
    • Permission from your mentor for abstract to be published online
    • Names of all co-authors and co-presenters
    • Request to be considered for inclusion in the Humanities Symposium “Borders & Boundaries” (If your research falls within discipline categories).
  • April 18th & 19th – 2nd floor Memorial Union North
    Spring Research and Creative Achievements Forum

    • In-person 90-minute poster sessions
    • In-person short oral presentations as part of the Humanities Symposium
  •  April 20th, 4pm – Leadership Auditorium in the MU Student Center
    Humanities Symposium Keynote Speaker, Dr. Tim Carson
  • April 21st, 3pm – Leadership Auditorium in the MU Student Center
    Humanities Symposium Student Panel Discussion
  • April 22nd, 2pm – UGR Week at Mizzou Closing Ceremony

COVID-19 Impact

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Missouri and Boone County Department of Public Health have established guidelines and protocols designed to minimize risks from the disease. COVID may impact the planned Forum events, and if so, we will notify applicants and their mentors as soon as possible. However we encourage everyone to stay up to date the University’s plans which can be found at the following websites:


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.

2021 Summer Forum

2021 Spring Forum

2020 Fall Forum

2020 Summer Forum

2020 Spring Forum

2019 Summer Forum Abstract Book

2019 Spring Forum Abstract Book