Undergraduate Research Program
Virtual Undergraduate Research Day

Virtual Undergraduate Research Day 2020

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About Virtual UR Day

Undergraduate Research Day is a biannual event where we highlight the great work of our Undergraduate Student Researchers, though poster and video presentations. Normally, this event is a live poster presentation but we have temporarily moved to an online platform because of the current state of COVID.

What to Expect:

-View presentations and posters from current student researchers

-Ask questions about research & graduate school live!

-Explore past SURF research projects

-Learn about research grants & other program details

 How to Attend?

  • The event is free to attend!
  • <-----Click there to attend from a computer
  • Scan the QR code below to attend from your phone
  • Create a free account to comment & interact with projects

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If you are interested in just looking at students’ projects without utilizing Guidebook’s interaction features, you can access Undergraduate Research Day through Guidebook without making an account.

 Event Itinerary

The event will be from 9:00- 3:00 but we will keep it public and open for people to view if they cannot attend on November 11, 2020.

  • 9:00-  Event Opens 
  • 10:00- Live WebEx Land Acknowledgement by Dr. Kenny Yarborough
  • 11:00- 1:00- Students will be available in their personal WebEx rooms to answer questions about their research

Attend our Live Panel Discussions

  • 10:00- 11:00- General information about Undergraduate Research
  • 11:00- 12:00- Information about Graduate School
  • 1:00- 2:00-    Open Forum where you can ask questions and network

 We are looking forward to seeing you there! 


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.


Click Here to check out our Spring 2020 Virtual Undergraduate Research Day.  Here you can see research from last year’s student researchers!

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

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