Winners Announced!  Click here for details.

The college’s annual Student Research Poster Competition is a premier event at which undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students showcase both incremental and game-changing discoveries they’ve made through months and sometimes years of work in our labs with our faculty. They share their work with judges from industry, who provide invaluable feedback.

2021 Award Categories

Student Research (Undergraduate and Graduate)

  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Third Place

Senior Design

  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Third Place

PLUS: $1,000 Michael Krauski Memorial Award; Learn More 

Student Bonus!

All students who register by April 15 and submit a poster and voice-over PowerPoint by April 22 will receive a UWM/College of Engineering & Applied Science Researcher fleece jacket (available in Men’s or Women’s fit with sizes from Small – XX-Large.)



  • April 15 (5 pm): Intent to participate due (no abstract needed)
  • April 22 (5 pm): Posters and Voice-Over PowerPoint Presentations due
  • April 22 (5 pm): Michael Krauski Memorial Award submissions due
  • April 30: Round One winners notified
  • May 6, 5 pm: Round One winners: two-minute “elevator” video explanation of work due


  • April 15 (5 pm): Judge registration closes


  • April 23-April 28 (5 pm): Round One virtual judging
  • April 30-May 6 (MIDNIGHT): Round Two virtual judging
  • Monday, May 10: Virtual awards ceremony