UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SHOWCASE (FORMERLY RESEARCH POSTER DAY)

For 2020, we are combining Research Poster Day, UCLA’s largest undergraduate research symposium, with the Oral Presentations and Multimedia Salon into one all-day virtual Undergraduate Research Showcase on May 19, 2020!

Students from all majors and minors are invited to share their research and creative projects as a 5-10 minute pre-recorded or live-streamed video presentation.

More information, including guidelines for presenters, how to sign up for pre-recorded or live-streamed video, and next steps, are coming soon.

Submit your abstract online by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 15!

Visit MyUCLA and select “Campus Life” and then “Survey.” Select the survey for “Research Poster Day,” which is now being used for the new Undergraduate Research Showcase!

2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Abstract Submissions: March 2 – April 15

Undergraduate Research Showcase: May 19

The virtual Undergraduate Research Showcase 2020 is organized into three 90-minute presentation sessions:

  • Session A: 12:30-2:00pm
  • Session B: 2:00-3:30pm
  • Session C: 3:30-5:00pm

Participants who choose to present a live-streamed video presentation will be assigned one 15-minute block of time during one presentation session. Presenters will be allotted 5-10 minutes for their live presentation and the remaining time for Q&A. Live-streamed video presentations will be available to the general public and campus community only during the presentation session times and videos will not be recorded or archived for future use.

Pre-recorded video presentations will be available to the general public and campus community throughout Undergraduate Research Week (May 18-22, 2020).

More information, including guidelines for presenters, how to sign up for pre-recorded or live-streamed video, and next steps, are coming soon.

GUIDELINES & POLICIES

All current UCLA undergraduates who have conducted a research or creative project during the current academic year are eligible to participate. The Undergraduate Research Showcase is open to students from all majors and grade levels. Projects that were conducted at another institution (not at UCLA) by a UCLA undergraduate are also eligible for presentation but the presenter must be a current UCLA undergraduate.

All abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 pm on April 15, 2020. Late abstracts will not be accepted.

Abstracts should be reviewed with the Faculty Research Mentor prior to submission.

Each original abstract may only be submitted once – the same abstract cannot be submitted multiple times. If a presentation will have multiple presenters, only one presenter is required to submit the abstract.

A maximum of 4 undergraduate presenters may register per original abstract.

Students interested in presenting more than 1 abstract/poster must email posterday@college.ucla.edu.

Visit the Abstract Submission Guidelines web page for complete abstract information.

DEAN’S PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, & MATH

Undergraduate presenters in their Senior year (graduating in or before Winter 2021) are eligible to apply for the Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Research Award. The Dean’s Prize is awarded for outstanding live-streamed research presentations at the Undergraduate Research Showcase.

Presenters must be the only first-author and sole presenter at the Undergraduate Research Showcase. Abstracts with multiple first authors and presentations with multiple presenters are not eligible for the Dean’s Prize. All abstracts must adhere to the required formatting guidelines.

Visit the Dean’s Prize web page, if your research is in the Life and Physical Sciences, Engineering, or Mathematics.

If your research is in the Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences, visit this page.

FACULTY MENTOR AWARDS

Has your Faculty Mentor played a meaningful role in your undergraduate experience? If so, consider nominating them for the Undergraduate Research Week – Faculty Mentor Award. This award honors the considerable dedication of UCLA Faculty who consistently and enthusiastically serve as effective research mentors to undergraduate students. Students may nominate any UCLA Faculty who has supported their professional development through a trusting and respectful relationship. Award recipients will be recognized at a virtual ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Visit the Faculty Mentor Award web page for more information.

CONTACT

For all questions regarding Research Poster Day, email posterday@college.ucla.edu.