Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase

This annual event will showcase hundreds of undergraduate student research and creative endeavors from all disciplines across campus. The event is meant to increase visibility of and participation in undergraduate scholarly endeavors across all areas of academic inquiry. Such scholarly experiences enhance learning by complementing classroom-based instruction, provide real-life, hands-on experience in student’s field of interest, and offer development of critical and independent thinking, creativity, and problem solving.

Spring 2019 Showcase Save-the-Date
2019 Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase
Thursday, April 25, 2019   |  UTSA Convocation Center

10:00am – 2:00pm

April 25, attendance is free and open to the entire UTSA community
April 12, is the deadline to receive posters for printing and for registration

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Eligibility For Participation

If you meet one of the eligibility criteria, you are welcome to register and present at the event:

  1. A current UTSA undergraduate student who completed or is currently working on a research project. Proposals for future scholarly activity with a faculty mentor are also encouraged.
  2. A recent UTSA graduate who completed the research/project in Summer 2018 or Fall 2018.

Presenters are expected to arrive 30 minutes prior and remain at their assigned location (details will be provided in your presentation confirmation email) for the duration of the poster session. Should you have a class conflict please contact the O.U.R. for a letter that may help your course instructors understand why this experience should be considered worthy of an excused absence. However, the O.U.R. cannot guarantee a faculty will agree to excuse you so please plan accordingly.

Registration Process

The online registration form will be available until April 12, 2019. You will be asked to enter some basic information on the registration form. . You will be asked to enter some basic information on the registration form. The O.U.R. considers this information for internal (UTSA) reporting purposes only. Your name or ID number will not be included in any reporting information. If you have questions, please contact: OUR@utsa.edu.

All registrants that have received approval from their faculty mentor will be invited to present. However, registration forms which do not contain complete and correct information will not be considered complete until all required information is received.

Project Title, Abstract (or Summary), and Keywords

At the time of registration, you will need to provide:

  • Project title (title can be changed after registration if need be)
  • Abstract (or “summary”) of your project
  • Two (2) different key words that best reflect the topic of your project

Please review the Abstract & Presentation Guidelines for detailed information on what to include and some tips on creating an effective poster. Communication regarding your abstract acceptance and further instructions will come from OUR@utsa.edu.

Presentation Formats

Most students will present using a poster presentation format. However, exceptions are welcome. Alternate presentation formats (for example: a musical performance, exhibition of art or model, recital, multimedia, etc.) may require additional resources from the O.U.R. so please fill out the online registration form carefully and communicate your special requests to the O.U.R. as soon as possible.

Final posters must be submitted to the O.U.R. on or before April 12, 2019 for printing. Students will be required to handle printing of their poster if not received by April 12, 2019.

Please remember to review the  Abstract & Presentation Guidelines for detailed information on what to include and some tips on creating an effective poster.

>> Download General Research Poster Template
>> Download Visual Arts Poster Template
>> Download Community and Service Learning Poster

Best-in-Show Awards

Student presentations will be judged by a faculty member or specialist in their respective field of study. The top three (3) presentations from each College (Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Liberal & Fine Arts, Public Policy, Sciences, Honors College and University College) will be selected to receive the Best-in-Show award to be given out at the end of the showcase.

Past Showcases