The annual Student Research Poster Competition is a signature event for the College of Engineering & Applied Science. Undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students showcase 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.
The 2022 event will be a hybrid of the best virtual and in-person elements of the competition, enabling more judges to participate, which will generate more feedback and scores for the participating students.
Student Research Poster (Graduate)
- First Place
- Second Place
- Third Place
Student Research Poster (Undergraduate)
- First Place
- Second Place
- Third Place
PLUS: $1,000 Michael Krauski Memorial Award; Learn More
All participating students will receive a premium UWM College of Engineering & Applied Science Researcher gift (TBD).
- April 8 (midnight): Registration for students and judges closes.
- April 12-17: Virtual preview period for judges.
- April 18 (7-8 pm): Virtual Round 1 for graduate students
- April 19 (7-8 pm): Virtual Round 1 for undergraduate students
- April 30 (9 am – 2 pm: In-person Round 1, Round 2 and Awards Ceremony
UWM is one of only two R1-ranked research universities in Wisconsin, and provides graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to workd with top faculty on research that makes a difference in the world.
The Student Research Poster Competition was created to give our students an opportunity to present their research to a professional audience of engineers and computer scientists, just as researchers do at conferences.
All students who participate in the poster competition will receive a premium College of Engineering & Applied Science Researcher item TBD.
If students wish to be considered for the $1,000 Michael Krauski Memorial Award, they should register here by the same deadline.
To participate you must submit two things by midnight on Friday, April 8, 2022:
Judges from Industry Needed.
UWM is proud to be an R1 Research institution, ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide. The College of Engineering & Applied Science is unique in that both undergraduates and graduate students are encouraged to participate in research as part of their college experience.
Do you enjoy learning about student research findings? Can you provide thoughtful and professional feedback and evaluation to help students grow? If so, consider being a volunteer judge for the Student Research Poster Competition. A few hours of your time will have a big impact on our students. No previous judging experience is needed. It’s fun! And you might even meet your next employee or inventor.
This year we will be hosting a hybrid event that will incorporate the best virtual and in-person elements to maximize flexibility for our judges and to generate the most feedback for our students. Our focus is on research posters.
Choose the option based on your preference:
- Virtual Only -either April 18 (graduate) or April 19 (undergraduate) from 7-8 pm CST
- Judges will be asked to review the work of work of 3-5 undergraduate or graduate students during the virtual portion of Round 1.
- In-Person Only – Saturday, April 30 from 9 am – 2 pm CST
- The in-person event will include Round 1, Round 2, Lunch, and the Awards Ceremony.
- In Round 1 you’ll review the work of approximately three undergraduate or graduate students in one-on-one fashion.
- In Round 2 you’ll review the work of the six undergraduate or graduate finalists as they present to the entire audience.
- Both Virtual + In-Person
- Participate in both of the judging opportunities
Questions? Contact Michelle Boehm at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registration: April 8, 2022 (midnight)
- Assignments Made: April 12
- Virtual Preview of Posters: April 12-17 (peruse the posters in the category you have been assigned)
- Virtual Round 1: Either April 18 (graduate) or April 19 (undergraduate) from 7-8 pm CST
- In-Person Event: Saturday, April 30 from 9 am – 2 pm
Congratulations to the winners (and their faculty advisors) of the 2021 Student Research Poster Competition. This year’s competition drew 76 poster submissions and eight senior design project submissions representing all departments in the college. Ninety-one judges from across industry volunteered as judges.
The work of every student who entered in the 2021 competition is worthy of acknowledgment. Their research addresses many of society’s pressing challenges and illustrates the curiosity, passion and abilities of students who attend one of the nation’s top research universities. Congratulations to every student who entered this year’s competition and to all of the faculty advisors who supported and inspired these students in their research efforts.
Finally, thank you to the judges (from Wisconsin and beyond) and the many sponsors who helped make this event possible
Click here to view a full list of student poster entries and to view the two-minute research overview given by each winner.
Click here to enjoy a video of the awards ceremony.