ORONO — More than 200 University of Maine students will display their research during the 2015 Undergraduate Research and Academic Showcase 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Wells Conference Center.
The sixth annual event is sponsored by UMaine’s Center for Undergraduate Research and is open to any undergraduate at the university. A total of 121 presentations from 229 students in the form of 92 posters, 16 oral presentations or performances, and 13 exhibits will be featured. Several presentations include multiple students.
A new electronic judging system will allow the 40 judges to score presentations online using a tablet or smartphone.
Students presenting projects that receive the highest scores from judges in each format will receive research scholar medals and cash awards ranging from $100 to $200 in various categories.
Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies David Neivandt will deliver opening remarks at 9 a.m. UMaine President Susan J. Hunter and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jeff Hecker will present awards and give closing remarks starting at 4 p.m. The awards presentation will include the announcement of five Summer Research and Creative Academic Achievements Fellowship winners, who will each receive a $3,000 fellowship.
The UMaine community and general public are welcome to attend the free event. Participants and guests can follow the showcase on Twitter and Instagram using #CUGR2015. For information or to request disability accommodations, call CUGR at 581-3583, or email CUGR@maine.edu, using “CUGR showcase guest request” as the subject.