Student Showcase 2014

by Michelle Saport  |   

Do you have outstanding academic work you're extraordinarily proud of? Consider submitting it for the 2014 Student Showcase, an academic conference featuring UAA students presenting their best coursework from 2013. Participating is a great opportunity to gain experience presenting, get published, network with community professionals, receive academic recognition, build your resume and maybe even win a few hundred dollars.

The Student Showcase is open to UAA students from the following campuses: Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna, Chugiak/Eagle River, Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay, Kodiak and Prince William Sound. Works submitted may be on any subject, but must have been produced for a UAA course or program in the spring, summer or fall semester of 2013. Submissions are not limited to written works and may include performance, visual art, music and other mediums.

Below is an overview of the application process. For full details and to submit your work, visit

Process: I. Application: Consider your best coursework produced in your class over the past year and review it with your professor. Submitted works must be no longer than 30 typed, double-spaced pages (excluding bibliography), longer works must be condensed to meet this page limit. Entries, other than written projects, must include a slide, a tape/CD, website or picture of the subject matter, along with a specific description of the work.

II. Screening: Once you submit your application and a copy of your work, a faculty member in your showcase submission discipline will perform an anonymous review. If it receives a high enough score, you will be invited to present your work in the Student Showcase Conference (April 9-11, 2014.) Conference invitations will be announced in March 2014.

III. Conference and Awards: At the conference, you will make a presentation (approximately 10 minutes) followed by a Q-and-A and dialogue session (about five minutes). A distinguished community commentator will evaluate your presentation along with your specific work. That score is combined with the faculty score to determine the Student Showcase winners who will be published in the journal. All students who present at the conference will be recognized in the journal and accompanying CD.

All student presenters, their faculty and commentators, are invited to the Showcase Awards luncheon Saturday, April 12, 2014, where the awards will be announced. Awards include a $300 cash prize and publication in the 2014 Student Showcase Journal.

Application details: Only one entry may be submitted per student. Submissions are being accepted now through Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. To be considered for awards/publication, students must present their work at the Student Showcase Conference. The 2014 Showcase Conference is scheduled for April 9-11, 2014 (with the possibility of additional dates, depending on the number of presentations). Visit for more information.

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