Center for Engaged Learning

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Undergraduate Arts & Research Showcase

2023 Undergraduate Arts & Research

Location: Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom
Scheduled Date & Time: Friday, April 21, 2023
12 Noon-2 pm
Deadline for Abstract & Registration: Monday, April 17, 2023

The university-wide Undergraduate Arts & Research Showcase provides an opportunity for undergraduates to share their expertise with the larger university community. This showcase will show the variety of academic work that our undergraduate students are doing across the university. We encourage participation from all colleges and departments.

To participate, submit an abstract as described in the information above. All undergraduate student applicants are required to provide the name of a sponsoring faculty member who will receive notice of your submission. Only one presentation per student permitted.

Only currently enrolled UofL undergraduate students are eligible to participate. Students must have the approval of a faculty member who will be sponsoring their presentation.

Graduate Judging Form if interested in serving as a Graduate Student judge for this event please complete the form.


Showcase participants gain valuable experience in oral and graphic presentation. Students can include their presentations on resumes and graduate school applications. The Showcase includes projects from all disciplines, allowing students to learn from each other about a broad range of exciting research topics.

Humanities, Arts, and Creative Posters.

While poster sessions have been a long-standing and valued method of presentation in the sciences and social sciences, they are relatively new to the humanities, arts, and creative disciplines. The process is similar, however. For critical and research papers, presenters follow the research processes and procedures in their disciplines, and then summarize their work for the poster which would include their argument, their method, their conclusions, and any other relevant background information.

For the arts and creative posters, presenters would include samples of their work such as a poem, a sample set design, or an excerpt from their short story or play. The poster would also include some discussion of the particular method the presenter used, any historical context, or other relevant information.

As with all posters, readers should understand the presenter’s project even when the presenter is not present. Also, remember all posters have three main points:

  • To illustrate your project as you describe it to listeners when you are present
  • To provide a basic introduction to your work when you are not present
  • To spark interest in your project and make viewers want to learn more.

Here is a helpful link on posters in the humanities, arts, and creative disciplines:


Helpful Information About Making Posters

2021 Presentations

Congratulations to the 2021 Showcase Winners

Community Engagement
1st Place - Grace Engelman
2nd Place - Alaxis Shelton
3rd Place - Melanie Hughes

1st Place - Eliza Sayers
2nd Place - Marlee Yow
3rd Place - Savannah Thomerson

Natural Sciences (three-way tie)
1st Place - Lindsey Barnes
1st Place - Eric Brian
1st Place - Afi Tagnedji

Public Health
1st Place - Jaley Adkins
2nd Place - Addison Jones

Social Sciences
1st Place - Anastasia Gilligan
2nd Place - Ashley Williamson
3rd Place - Tanner Wright

Photos of the April 11, 2017 Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement Symposium