Undergraduate Exhibition application deadline approaching

March 09, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Students interested in participating in the virtual 2021 Undergraduate Exhibition should apply by March 21. The exhibition this year will be from noon April 14 to 5 p.m. April 16.

The application and detailed instructions can be found here. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. March 21. Prizes are awarded for each presentation type and different academic disciplines. University Libraries also will present the John Sr. and Kimlyn Patishnock Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy.

Each year, hundreds of Penn State undergraduates from across the commonwealth participate in the Undergraduate Exhibition through performances, presentations and traditional posters. Typically, the exhibition occurs over the course of an afternoon and evening in the HUB-Robeson Center at the University Park campus. Last year, the exhibition went online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and organizers are again this year inviting students to present virtually.

This year the Undergraduate Exhibition will be hosted on the platform Symposium. Materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. March 31. Student presenters will receive additional information after registration.

Students from all academic fields are invited to apply. Students in the arts can consider a performance, which this year will be in video form and submitted online, and can feature music, writing, poetry, dance, theater and other artistic displays.

Many students will find that the traditional research poster is the best way to communicate their research or academic work. Within the poster presentations, there are five judging categories: arts and humanities (including visual arts), engineering, health and life sciences, physical sciences, and social and behavioral sciences.

Presentations are a great option for students whose disciplines do not use traditional posters to present scholarly work. These are to be recorded as videos at a maximum of five-minutes long per presenter or group of presenters.

Students also can apply to be featured in the Engagement Experiences portion of the exhibition. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to share a non-research poster highlighting their achievements and engaged learning experiences.

The Undergraduate Exhibition is coordinated by Penn State Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about Undergraduate Education at undergrad.psu.edu.

Last Updated March 09, 2021