Let’s make history together!

The College of Engineering & Applied Science annual Student Research Poster Competition is going virtual for 2020! In response to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, the event has been re-envisioned as a virtual experience, enabling more students to share their work and more judges to join us, from around the world.

The 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 and with our faculty. Students present their research virtually with a prerecorded Voice-over-PowerPoint presentation, translating the value of their work to an engaged audience of professional engineers.

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$14,000+ to be awarded!

Each Student Research prize will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate entries.

  • First Place: $2,000
  • Second Place: $1,000
  • Third Place: $500
  • Honorable Mentions, three/category, each: $200
  • Department Awards, seven undergraduate/seven graduate; each: $150

PLUS: New Senior Design Category, for Spring 2020 Senior Design Teams

  • First Place: $2,000
  • Second Place: $1,000
  • Third Place: $500
  • Honorable Mentions, three/category, each: $200

NOTE: Students may participate in both the Student Research and Senior Design categories, if appropriate.

NEW Timeline:

STUDENTS

  • April 10: Poster (or Senior Design Project) title/intent to participate due (no abstract needed)
  • April 17: Poster and Voice-over-PowerPoint due

JUDGES

  • April 17: Judge registration closes

JUDGING AND AWARDS

  • April 24-April 29: Round One virtual judging
  • May 1-May 7: Round Two virtual judging
  • May 11: Virtual awards ceremony 

Questions: Wendy Pero, Executive Assistant for Research Programs, pero@uwm.edu

View video highlights from a recent competition.