Undergraduate Research Program
Virtual Undergraduate Research Day

Virtual Undergraduate Research Day 2020

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About Virtual UR Day

The UW-W Undergraduate Research Program is pleased to announce a Virtual Undergraduate Research Day to be held on November 11, 2020. All students who have participated in URP in the past year are encouraged to participate in Virtual UR Day! The due date to email us your materials (or share with us from Google Docs) is Monday November 2, 2020. Please note that your research does not need to be entirely complete. We understand this is a quick turnaround, therefore URP students are not required to participate in Virtual UR Day. 

Feel free to "like" research posts to show your support and comment to spark conversation!

Why Virtual?

As you know, it was planned for UW-Whitewater to host UW-System Symposium for spring 2020. Due to COVID-19, the event was canceled. Many of our research students/grantees still like to showcase their research findings. This is where Virtual UR Day comes in! Typically, UW-W's Undergraduate Research Program holds an Undergraduate Research (UR) Day every semester, so we have moved the process of poster-sharing and speech-giving online. Once we receive submissions via our email or Google Docs sharing, we will be hosting the event through the event app Guidebook. Stay tuned for event details!


How to Submit

What do I need to do?

  • Create a virtual poster!
    • Still doing research? That’s okay! Just fill in as much information about your research as you can.
  • Write an abstract of your research
    • Share with us what you would like people to know about your research in general terms.
  • Create a 3-5 minute recording explaining your poster/research
    • This is your opportunity to highlight the details of your research you want people to know!
  • Register and submit applications materials here: https://forms.gle/xTvRnSkVpdTjXtPm9  


Requirements for a Poster:

    New Poster Instructions: (You will not need to make a new poster if you already have one.)

  • Poster template
  • Other poster creation suggestions:
    • Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides
    • Canva (you can create an account for free!)
    • Adobe Creative Cloud is offering its services for free until the end of the semester (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)--check out the opportunity here
  • Submit posters as a PNG (preferred), PDF, or JPG.
  • Send us your abstract as either a Word document or a PDF.


 Recording Instructions:

  • UWW Free video platform: Kultura Capture Instructions. (other platforms acceptable)
  • Using your webcam and screen share, record yourself explaining your poster using the zoom function to focus on different parts of the poster.  
  • Here is an example: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pcY5PsvOpJfHkp8LCbUVdRmbHHc4d-tG/view?usp=sharing (Example was recorded using Mac's screen record feature (Cmd + Shift + 5 and photo booth app.)
  • The final video should be 3-5 minutes. Please do NOT make it any longer than 5 minutes.
  • Please share video from Google drive, get link and make video available to anyone who had the link. Or send video to urp@uww.edu in MP4.


What About Co-Students?

  • Co-students are expected to collaborate with the project lead student in creating the poster/video and the half-page writing piece.
  • The LEAD student is to email/share the finished product to the URP office at urp@uww.edu

Contact us at urp@uww.edu with any questions or concerns!


Award Certificate

Finally, your participation will be awarded! When you share your research presentation with us, please send us your mailing address. We will send you a very nice certificate from URP. You can add this certification to your portfolio and use it when you need to apply for jobs or graduate schools.


Contact URP
  • McCutchan Hall, Lower Level
  • Email: urp@uww.edu
  • Phone: (262) 472-1296
  • Common Office Hours:
  • M-Th 9:30am-4:30pm
  • F 9:30am-1:30pm

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Contact RAP
  • McCutchan Hall, Lower Level
  • Email: rap@uww.edu
  • Phone: (262) 472-1484
  • Common Office Hours:
  • M 9am-12pm
  • Tu 9:30am-11am, 4pm-5pm
  • Th 9am-12pm