OSU Spring Undergraduate Research Festival

The annual Spring Undergraduate Research Festival is a research poster and presentation forum for students to share their mentored research projects with the broader academic community. It provides an opportunity for students to gain experience communicating their research in new ways, including designing a poster and discussing the project with Festival attendees.

The festival offers poster presentations during 60-minute sessions, as well as 10-minute oral presentations which allow for more creativity in presentation design.

As with the other forums hosted by UR&CI, the Spring Festival is not specific to any discipline; students from all disciplines across the university are invited to apply, and student presenters should prepare to discuss their research with a general audience. The Spring Festival is open to all undergraduate students at Ohio State who are participating in faculty-mentored research, and students can present on projects that are still ongoing – final results are not necessary for participation.

The 2023 Spring Research Festival will take place in-person on Thursday, April 6, in the TDAI Ideation Zone in Pomerene Hall. Exact session times will be provided closer to the event date.

The 2023 Spring Festival application will be open until March 19, 2023.  

FOCUS Symposium 2023: Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are currently being accepted for the 2023 annual FOCUS (Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists) Research Symposium, which will be held on April 7, 2023.

Submissions will be accepted until 5pm on March 10th, 2023. An abstract evaluation rubric is included on the submission page.

There will be 3 student research talks – about 15 minutes in length – chosen from the submitted abstracts, and a poster session for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc researchers. Posters will be judged by CBC faculty members and prizes will be awarded to top posters. There will be an undergraduate specific award.

Abstracts can be submitted through this link. This is a great opportunity to present your research to the department, even for students in early in their career.

In addition to student reserch presentations, the event will host two speakers, Prof. Annabella Selloni (Princeton) and Dr. Rebecca Green (Bristol Myers Squibb), and a panel of professionals from a wide range of career paths.

28th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum provides an opportunity for graduating student researchers to share their research endeavors with the broader community. Winners are recognized in each category as determined by faculty, staff, and Denman alumni reviewers. Students will be reviewed on their ability to communicate their research process and results effectively in both their written poster content and accompanying oral presentation.

The application will close on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 11:59pm.

Applicants must be graduating during spring, summer, or autumn 2023.

In 2022, Honorable Mention winners received $200; Third Place received $300, Second Place, $400; and our First Place winners received $500.

The Denman Forum for the 2022-2023 academic year will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

WVU Summer Symposium: Registration Open

West Virginia University has invited Ohio State students to showcase their research at its 14th Annual Summer Symposium. The symposium will be held on July 28, 2022 at WVU in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Travel and room & board will be completely covered by WVU. Additionally, the top posters in each field will receive cash prizes.

Interested students can get an overview of the program on this flyer and more detailed information on the event webpage. Abstract submissions are due by midnight on Monday, July 18. (‘How to Submit‘).

2nd Annual FOCUS Research Symposium

The 2nd Annual FOCUS (Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists) Research Symposium will be held virtually on Friday, April 2, 2021. 

The event will host two speakers, Prof. Jen Heemstra from Emory University and Prof. Malika Jeffries-EL from Boston University.

There will also be two opportunities for students to present their research. During the symposium there will be a poster session and three 15-minute oral talks. These events are open to ANY undergraduate student or graduate student to present their research. Abstracts can be submitted through this link. This is a great opportunity to present your research to the department, even for students in early in their career.

RSVP and questions for the Professional Development Panel can be submitted here.

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

The annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum is an opportunity for undergraduate students in all disciplines to showcase their research, scholarship, and creative activities to the OSU community and beyond.

The 26th Annual Denman Forum will take place the week of April 5-8, 2021 and will be held virtually.

Applications are due March 5, 2021. Apply here.

More information about the forum is available through the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry.