Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum is an annual event at OSU that is coordinated by the Undergraduate Research Office and supported by the Office of Research, the Office of
Undergraduate Education, Mr. and Mrs. Denman, and other corporate and private donors. The Forum is an opportunity to showcase outstanding student research, scholarship, and creative
activity and encourage all undergraduates to participate in these activities to enrich their undergraduate education.  Abstract submissions are due at the beginning of December and the event is held in February.  Details may vary year to year.  Consult with the Honors Director for clarification of the application process.

Undergraduate Research Festivals

Ohio State offers two additional opportunities to present research at the Undergraduate Research Festivals, held in autumn and spring. These are opportunities to disseminate research findings in either oral or poster presentation formats. Abstract submissions are due at the beginning of the fall term for Fall Festival and at the beginning for spring term for Spring Festival. Consult the Honors Director for clarification of the application process.

Presentation at any of these local events may qualify as a thesis oral defense as approved by the student’s thesis advisor.  

Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Conference

The Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) is one of the largest research organizations in the country. The mission of MNRS is to serve as: “a network of discovery that advances science,
transforms practices and enhances careers.” Senior level honors nursing students may submit an abstract describing their research project and may be selected to present a poster at the annual MNRS conference. To learn more about membership and poster submission guidelines please visit

Academic Links and Web Resources

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

Spring Undergraduate Research Festival

Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival




MNRS Annual Conference Information



All posters should be approved by the student’s advisor and submitted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to presentation date using the OSU-CON template. Follow the link below for the template and for submission for printing. Students may pick up posters at the front desk outside the Dean’s suite on the first floor of Newton.

Poster Template and Submission Link


The Knowledge Bank

Introduction to the Knowledge Bank

Frequently Asked Questions

Submission Instructions