Student Research & Creative Scholarship Showcase

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The Student Research & Creative Scholarship Showcase celebrates the excellent academic work of UAA's students across an interdisciplinary spectrum of arts and humanities, social sciences, business, health, education, applied sciences, engineering, and natural sciences. The 2022 Showcase is tentatively being held in-person, with a virtual component included, though the Honors College reserves the right to convert to a fully virtual format if necessary. Students should prepare for an interactive component, however, whether in-person or virtual. 

Students are asked to submit a 36"x24" conference poster showcasing the best of their academic work, along with a pre-recorded presentation of that poster! Below you will find information on what we are asking students to include with their posters, the Submission Form, and numerous resources to help with creating effective and memorable conference posters! Please note: Group submissions are accepted - there is a spot on the submission form to indicate it is a group effort.

Student Research & Creative Scholarship Showcase



Showcase Event Details:

Thursday, March 31st @ 11:59pm - Submission Form Opens for Student Projects

Thursday, April 7th @ 11:59pm - Submission Form Closes for Student Projects

Friday, April 8th - Thursday, April 14th - Round 1 of Virtual Project Evaluations Occurs

Friday, April 15th @ 10am - 1pm - Live Event: Round 2 of Project Evaluations Occurs 


Submission Categories:

Please Note: Due to the interdisciplinary nature of many academic projects, the category that best fits your project, may not be the category your major is listed under - this list is only intended to be a loose guideline, not an absolute rule. Please confirm with your project advisor before submitting.

  • Art
  • English
  • History
  • Journalism and Public Communications
  • Languages
  • Math
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • International Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Applied Technologies Leadership
  • Aviation Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dietetics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geomatics
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Services
  • Justice
  • Kinesiology
  • Legal Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Social Work
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geological Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Graduate Students of All Disciplines


Arts & Humanities
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
Finalists: Alternative prizes and recognition
Social Sciences, Business, and Education
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
Finalists: Alternative prizes and recognition
Applied Sciences, Health, and Engineering
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
Finalists: Alternative prizes and recognition
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Natural Sciences
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
Finalists: Alternative prizes and recognition
Graduate Students
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
Finalists: Alternative prizes and recognition 


How to Submit Your Project Checklist:

  1. Carefully review the Call for Submissions for instructions on what a submission includes.
  2. Review these Sample Rubrics, so you understand what you will be evaluated on.
  3. Download one of these Powerpoint Slide templates to create your poster:
    1. Horizontal (24" x 36") Template
    2. Vertical (36" x 24") Template
  4. Confirm with your project advisor or assignment's professor:
    1. You are planning to submit to the accurate academic category
    2. The appropriate rubric: Empirical Research, Non-Empirical Scholarship, Creative Activity | Selecting the appropriate rubric will ensure you receive the most fair and accurate evaluation for prize consideration.
  5. When you are ready, open the submission form and submit your project! (Form will accept responses starting 11:59pm on Thursday, March 31st, and it will prompt you to log in with your UA username and password).


  • Please be sure to save your powerpoint file as a PDF - this will ensure the poster prints correctly.
  • Please double-check that you are requesting the correct category and rubric. We cannot guarantee that projects evaluated incorrectly will be considered for prize placement.

Student Research & Creative Scholarship Showcase ePortfolios!

If you would like inspiration, or to check out previous projects, please browse our Showcase event from 2021 or 2022.