2015 Undergraduate Research and Academic Showcase April 14
More than 200 University of Maine students will display their research during the 2015 Undergraduate Research and Academic Showcase on Tuesday, April 14 at Wells Conference Center.
The sixth annual event, which runs from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., is sponsored by UMaine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and is open to any undergraduate at the university. A total of 121 presentations from 229 students in the form of 92 posters, 16 oral presentations or performances, and 13 exhibits will be featured. Several presentations include multiple students.
A new electronic judging system will allow the 40 judges to score presentations online using a tablet or smartphone.
Students presenting projects that receive the highest scores from judges in each format will receive research scholar medals and cash awards ranging from $100 to $200 in various categories.
Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies David Neivandt will deliver opening remarks at 9 a.m. UMaine President Susan J. Hunter and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jeff Hecker will present awards and give closing remarks starting at 4 p.m. The awards presentation will include the announcement of five Summer Research and Creative Academic Achievements Fellowship winners, who will each receive a $3,000 fellowship.
The UMaine community and general public are welcome to attend the free event. Participants and guests can follow the showcase on Twitter and Instagram using #CUGR2015. For more information or to request disability accommodations, call CUGR at 581.3583, or email CUGR@maine.edu, using “CUGR showcase guest request” as the subject. More information, including an event program, is online.