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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 May 1, 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 April 29. 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 sharing some on a Canvas page that you’ll be invited to!


How to Submit

What do I need to do?

You have two choices for your Virtual UR Day presentation: you may provide us your research poster that you have already made for another event, OR you may link to a brief video if you don’t already have a poster. No matter which option you choose, you need to write up a half-page description of your research. Share with us what you would like people to know about your research in general terms.

Requirements for a Poster

  • You will not need to make a new poster this time, you probably have one on your PC/Mac and would like to share it. However, if you feel that you have time to build one, our website has a wonderful guide for poster templates. You can access it here: http://uww.edu/urp/resources/poster-printing 
    • If you don't already have a software in which you can put together your poster, we have a few 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
  • Provide your poster in the form of either a PNG (preferred), PDF, or JPG.
  • Send us your half-page description as either a Word document or a PDF.

If you do not have a poster and still would like to participate without spending too much time building a new one, you can record a video.

  • Record and edit a video of you describing your project. The final video should be 3-5 minutes. Please do NOT make it any longer than 5 minutes.
    • You are welcome to record yourself talking or even do a voiceover with some visuals. Whatever works for you!
  • Post the video to YouTube and share the link with us. If you don't want your video to be published publicly, set it to Unlisted.
    • You can choose to have YouTube generate reasonable subtitles/captions for the video.
  • Send us your half-page description as either a Word document or a PDF.

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


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